Hey guys I've had this computer for 2 years now and I've noticed the CPU is always hot but lately it idles aboout 56-62C.
Currently my house is at about 26C.
I read some threads about reseating the heatksink or checking the volts but i don't know a lot of this stuff.
(also I have a Radeon HD6790 that runs about 36-42 idle but i don't think that's alot, thought i'd say that.)
here are my specs
Intel Q8300 2.5Ghz
Powercolor Radeon HD6790 1gb
Stock ASUS CG5270 computer case
3 fans- 1 intake, 2 outtake
Yes: open the case up clean all dust, and clean the fans etc. Remove the heatsink, clean off the old thermal paste, reapply some decent silver paste such as artic silver 5, or there is some diamond stuff now which is supposed to be the best :