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I was using pc probe yesterday to monitor temps and in the space of 1/2 an hour the cpu temp jumped from around 50 degrees C to around 80, peaking at around 85. So being cautious i remounted the heatsink. I don't think it's anything major as i haven't had many problems since, however i'm going to buy a new heatsink + fan as it's only stock cooling. I was looking at the scythe infinity but any other reccomendations? (AM2 socket)
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I doubt you're seating it right. 50c idle and 80c load is ridiculous. Also, how much thermal paste did you use?
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Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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Most likely a seating or excessive thermal paste problem. Right after I lapped my Freezer 7 Pro, I managed to install it without one of the push-pins all the way in. Thankfully I always check my temperatures in my BIOS before booting after I do work that might affect my processor temperature. I caught the problem before I booted to Windows, since I saw the temperatures start at around 20c and climb all the way up to 45c idle before I shut it off and went back to investigate.

Even so, if you're in the market for a new heatsink, it depends how much you want to spend and if you prefer silence, cooling power, or a good mix of both.
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