Athlon X3 450 on stock CPU cooler overheating

i have an athlon X3 450 on a stock CPU cooler and running Prime95 and in a few minutes it reaches over 80C Temp. Is it normal to hit that temp when stressing? is it bad for the CPU?

i am trying to Overclock and start at the default clkspeed with prime95.
any help with overclocking is appreciated.

Default BIOS settings.

http://i.imgur.com/CoPx0.jpg
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  1. RECEMENT the heatsink...
  2. Brett928S2 said:
    RECEMENT the heatsink...


    thank you sir.. i will try that. (do you have an idea what cement should i use {loljk})
  3. ced3new said:
    thank you sir.. i will try that. (do you have an idea what cement should i use {loljk})


    Artic Silver ...
  4. Pretty much anything. If your new you might be better off with a nonconductive paste. You should never ever use enough to have it spill onto your mobo but uh, just in case.
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