I am having trouble figuring out an overheating issue on a Compaq Presario SR5505F that I am working on. The CPU at idle is 60oC and gets up to 74oC. I have replaced the thermal paste, CPU, and added a case fan. The cpu fan is operating correctly, this part I have checked. I would like some feedback as to what direction to go next. I am using CoreTemp for the temperature readings.
If you have no symptoms of windows or software errors, then coretemp may not be accurate with your particular motherboard. Speedfan is also popular; you may want to uninstall coretemp and try that instead.