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as many have pointed out. idle temp means nothing in the realm of computing. load temp is the only thing that matters. if your load temp has not changed, then nothing is wrong. it may have been a chipset driver update that changed the temp sensors reporting different temps.

as far as using dryer sheets for filter, it's a horrible idea since dryer sheets have VERY high airflow resistance. you'd get less resistance from a stretched T shirt then dryer sheets. Nylon stockings has been mentioned and is a good alternative to proper fan filter. i've never tried it personally, but have seen many who swears by its effectiveness. personally i'm more partial towards aluminum air filters like this

however i don't think it would work for your purpose.