Hi, my Cpu always runs at 70C idle and when i play games it shuts down. i dont know if its a virus or what becaus about the time this started i tried downloading a torrent from pirate bay and it asked me to insert a disk then soon a few days later it dissapeared and im wondering if it was a virus that is totally taking my computer over. also my friends get random emails from me that i never sent and i have contacts that ive never had before. Anyways, im really frusterated because i cant fix the overheating processor. its an i7 and i need lots of help... also i already did the thermal paste reinstallation and it never showed a sign of the temperature drop. i have speedfan 4.45
If your cpu idles at 70c, then it is likely that your cpu cooler has become loose, and you need to reseat or replace it.
Also check that the cpu fan is spinning, and that there is no dust build up in your cpu cooler or other parts.
don't use illegal stuff sharing sites like piratebay.
use a rescue cd like avg's to scan your system.
look up a guide on how to properly apply thermal paste.
clean up inside your pc with compressed air, clear away any dust. make sure your case fans are pulling in air and pushing it out properly.
try using a different monitoring program like core temp or one from cpuid - hwmonitor or speccy.
what model is your psu?
may be get an aftermarket cooler if you haven't got one already.
yea and about the pirate bay, i tried downloading the black ops campaign because i didnt want to buy it(i know its a bad idea but no need to exagerate) and it might be a virus because it had like 2 downloads...im just mad that my cpu could be burning out just by sitting here