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6 years ago I built a custom PC, I am thinking about upgrading but I want to get the most out of my current machine without overclocking (Sounds odd but just read to the end plz)

My PC Specs: (Plz feel free to suggest if one of the components is acting as a bottle neck)

CPU: Core 2 Duo 3Ghz E8400
MotherBoard: BioStar - 945GC M7 TE Ver 6.2
Ram: 4 GB (The mobo supports only upto 2GB but when I add 4gb it recognizes 3GB)
HDD: Hitach - 250GB - 7200 RPM (OS Drive)
HDD2: Western Digital Caviar Green - WD20EARX - 2TB - No fixed RPM.
SMPS: 400W ecube (Came with the cabinet and the capacitors blew up once and I have replaced them) - Used only to power the GPU.
SMPS2: 450W God Knows which Company (Powers everything except the GPU)
GPU: Point of view GTX 560 2GB.
Cooling: Stock Core 2 Duo fan and one came with cabinet that's it.
Cabinet: eCube.

My pc is more than enough for my gaming and working needs, but lately the CPU is just heating up like crazy. When the pc is booting the pc reports a temp of 45 degrees and by the time it boots windows it is already at 90 degrees.
85 to 90 degrees is the temperature at ideal and on load it reaches upto 130 degrees, then the pc just shuts off.
I even removed the CPU fan and applied a kinda pricey thermal paste and it still hasn't affected the temps (a slight decrease is visible though).
I cleaned every port, the heat sink looked so new I could wrap it up in plastic and sell it as new.
I have also tried running the pc without the cabinet and my AC at 20 degrees still no more then 5 degrees of change was noticeable.

Is this normal?
Why sudden change in temps?
Should I buy a new PC?
Is the Processor Dead?
Will a cooling fan do the trick?
Is a liquid cooling hardware required?
Will the fan or liquid cooling work with i7 too when I later decide to upgrade if the temps don't come down?
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You are using the stock intel cooler, so first thing I would check is the clips. Make sure they are actually clipped in. A lot of times people will think they have the pushpins in all the way and locked only to have them pop out from not being locked in all the way. Other thing I would check is the fan speed, used hardware monitor to see if the fan is ticking up as the heat increases.
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post

You are using the stock intel cooler, so first thing I would check is the clips. Make sure they are actually clipped in. A lot of times people will think they have the pushpins in all the way and locked only to have them pop out from not being locked in all the way. Other thing I would check is the fan speed, used hardware monitor to see if the fan is ticking up as the heat increases.

Yup the clips are fine and the fan is at 2755 RPM at 80 degrees and 2801 at 90 degrees using speedfan 4.47 (Automatic fan speed)

BTW everything else on my pc is between 35 to 40 degrees.
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Anyone ???
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You can purchase a new cooler for $20 shipped.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082
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You can purchase a new cooler for $20 shipped.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082

Well Newegg doesn't ships to India and all good coolers cost 3 to 4 times compared to NewEgg.

Also, I am a bit suspicious about the cooler as even opening the cabinet and running my AC is making no positive changes frown.gif

Buying a liquid cooler or really good air cooler is my last option but I wanna know if there can be any issues with the CPU that may be causing this over heating and if so I would like to know if the coolers can also be used with i7 or not.

That cooler that you linked runs at only 1500 RPM max where as my stock runs at 3000 RPM. Is rpm the best way to measure a coolers performance?
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Is the heatsink clogged up, I'd assume it is.
     
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Is the heatsink clogged up, I'd assume it is.

That and the stock thermal compound is getting dried out. Clean the heat sink and replace the compound.

 

OR do one better and get a kick ass heat sink like the Hyper 212 which can easily handle the e8400 at 4.0GHz. 

 
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That and the stock thermal compound is getting dried out. Clean the heat sink and replace the compound.

OR do one better and get a kick ass heat sink like the Hyper 212 which can easily handle the e8400 at 4.0GHz. 

I didn't even remember it could be the Thermal Compound.

I agree, throw a CM Hyper 212 EVO on that and it will be cooler than ever. Then there wont be a question about whether to overclock or not.
     
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Originally Posted by EpicAMDGamer View Post

Is the heatsink clogged up, I'd assume it is.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

That and the stock thermal compound is getting dried out. Clean the heat sink and replace the compound.

OR do one better and get a kick ass heat sink like the Hyper 212 which can easily handle the e8400 at 4.0GHz. 

Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicAMDGamer View Post

I didn't even remember it could be the Thermal Compound.
I agree, throw a CM Hyper 212 EVO on that and it will be cooler than ever. Then there wont be a question about whether to overclock or not.

Nope.
As I mentioned in the first post, I cleaned the heatsink made it as good as new and even changed the compound.
I want to go for a cooler or liquid cooler but since cleaning the heat sink and the thermal paste made no difference at all, I am kinda skeptic about it.

Thanks guys, I will look into CM Hyper 212 EVO.
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