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CPU Overheating

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Alright well, I have 45-50*C at idle and when I am using it it can easily jump up to 65*C every once in a while. I am not overclocking. I have been running like this for over a year and I thought it was incorrect reading on both PC Probe II and my BIOS. I wanted to finally overclock and when I was about halfway through my computer would just shut off from high temperatures. I realized it may be overheating when I was talking to the guy at Swiftech trying to confirm that they were misreadings. I reapplied thermal paste (Artic Silver 5) and it is still like this. I am pissed because I want to overclock and I can't. What could be the problem? What should I do?
    
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Get a bigger rad, a 120mm just doesn't cut it. a 120mm rad is more for the likes of a MOSFET/NB/SB block loop.
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