Ye, planning on replacing it soon, just wondered if running it at those temps for a few hours would hurt it in anyway. Any recomendations on a non-expensive cooler? I was thinking maybe a coolermaster hyper 212 plus would do the job.
for a stock 2600k the 212 is overkill (but good if you plan some OCing). If not, go for the cheaper TX3 by cooler Master. It uses the same mounting set up as the stock cooler (push pins) so no need for stalling back plates. Its also shorter, so it will fit in nearly every mid tower case.
If you dont mind a little work, the 212 will be all you need. My brother's PC has a AMD 1055t OC'ed to 3.5GHZ with just TX3 (his case didnt have a backplate cutout, so didnt want to yank the mobo out) and it colls just fine, a good 15C lower than stock at load (stock cooler could not handle OC).