I bought my computer around August 2011 and all is well, no issues.
Its an i5-2400 and I'm still using the stock fan/heatsink.
I was looking up the maximum temperature for the CPU and its around 72.6 celsius, anyway when I'm playing on Mafia 2 which is fairly demanding, after about 30 minutes-1hr my CPU temp recording goes to about 75-80, the graphics card stays reasonable at about 60-70 ( its a gts 250).
My question is basically this:
Are these recordings to high to be playing the game, should I be getting a new CPU cooler, if so; which CPU cooler would you guys recommend that is affordable, I have no experience with actually replacing them so if it involves removing the motherboard I'd need to find a computer tech.
The socket I have is an LGA 1155
Get core temp and that will tell you heat ceiling and enable overheat protection if your really worried it will put pc to sleep I set mine to 2 or 3 degrees below ceiling just in case my pump fails on my antec 620 wc