Recently my CPU has been getting higher temps which aren't the most worrying but i am used to them being cooler. I have a coolermaster V8, and i have noticed that my idle temps have gone up to 42 degrees Celsius from around 35, and under load it never used to exceed 52 but it is now reaching around 60 degrees. Could this mean i need to replace the thermal paste on my CPU?
It is a little dusty but i don't think that would make the biggest difference. I bought the PC second hand and have been upgrading ever since. The only thing i haven't touched is the cpu/ cpu cooler so i think the paste is about 2 maybe 3 years old. that's why i thought i should probably re-apply