I just put together a gaming PC and I noticed that my CPU temps when running a game go up to 65-68C. I used the thermal paste that was already applied to my i5 - 3550, but my friend suggests I get my own thermal paste and reapply that instead of the one that came on the CPU.
When I am running BF3 or GW2, which is a good, decent range of temps that my CPU should be at so I wont get all paranoid about something bad happening?
I have the 3450 and I never go above 61 on gaming on the stock cooler. I think depending on your ambient temps and case airflow setup, those temps are fine. I think within gaming anything above 70 might be odd, but even then u are probably still ok.
check case airflow and cable management, and make sure you fully clicked the cpu cooler in place.
yes replacing the thermal paste may help with a few degrees, but worth checking for good airflow etc first.