Should i get a better cooler ?

Is it normal for my cpu to rise its temp to 96 C when stressed(when its not stressed it stays at 30 C)?I have changed the stock cooler with this one http://www.titan-cd.com/product/showProak8_en.asp?ProID=435
my processor is AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ Brisbane (OC from 2.7 to 3.0 , its not that much for heat like that )
Before i was with athlon 64 x2 4000+ and it stayed at 60 C (stressed) and it was overclocked too (from 2.1 to 2.5) and the cooler im using is the same , so do i need to change it or i should get new thermal paste for this one ?
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  1. 96C is way above where you want it to be. Reinstall the heat sink and make sure to replace the thermal paste. With that small of an OC you shouldn't significantly change your temps.
  2. From appearances, the linked cooler looks to be only marginally better than the stock cooler. The fan is small, and the fin area is not that great.

    If your case can accomodate a taller tower type cooler, spend $30 on a cm hyper212 or Xigmatek gaia.

    If added or better case fans are an option, look into that.
    To see if better case cooling would help, take the case side panel off, and direct a house fan at the innards. If temperatures come down a bunch, then work on case cooling first. A good cooling case can be bought for <$50.
  3. letsplay2 said:
    so do i need to change it or i should get new thermal paste for this one ?
    New or different thermal paste will not make up the kind of difference in cooling you need.
    New CPU cooler.
  4. i have changed the paste and now im stressing it , for now the max is 91 C wich means that i must get new cooler (im seeing the cpu temp with cpuid hw , is it a good program for that ? )
  5. Does your BIOS report any temps to your motherboard utility programs?
    Maybe use a couple other temp programs to double check CPUID HWMonitor.
    Core Temp or Real Temp for example.

    edit; my bad - Real Temp still doesnt support AMD CPUs. :??:
  6. letsplay2 said:
    Before i was with athlon 64 x2 4000+ and it stayed at 60 C (stressed) and it was overclocked too (from 2.1 to 2.5)
    I think 60C is at the top range where the x2 5200+ Brisbane should be reporting as well.
    So I'm thinking that HWMonitor is getting the temp codes interpreted wrong.
  7. aff i just got an fatal error while stressing - FATAL ERROR : Rounding was 0.5 ,expected less than 0.4 (thats for the 2nd core)
  8. i de-overclocked the processor and reinstalled again the cooler , now the max temp is 66 C ( hope the problem was from the cooler cause i want to make it 3 ghz again :D)
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