I'd get another exhaust fan. They plug into power outlets on the mobo and fit into one of the case's expansion slot places. I'd also clean the dust out of the air intake places and get the dust bunnies out of the mobo, CPU fan, and exhaust places. If it's been over a year since this was last done, you definitely need to do it. Be careful to ground yourself before removing the cover, and try not to touch the components. I use a can of compressed gas to help get rid of the dust. You'd be amazed at how much dust accumulates in the heat sink fins on top of the CPU.
Sorry for starting a similar thread to my last one, however i needed further assistance with this topic, and the other thread was marked rsolved.
Just wondering about the temperature range for an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz. I am using the stock cooler and have applied thermal paste, however temperatures for the CPU are averaging 55 degrees with normal tasks and temperatures may reach 70 degrees doing windows updates. Temperatures for the CPU reached 74 degrees when exporting a 2 hour video cut down from 20 hours.
I have changed the stock cooler with another with another one and have applied thermal paste again, but it the temps are still around the same.
Are these temperatures too high? That is what I am thinking. I was thinking of purchasing some arctic silver thermal paste, since i am guessing that my current thermal paste is no good (had it for 3 years) Any ideas?
Thanks so much in advance
PS: I am not overclocking