But generally the better coolers are large with large moderate speed fan. It's a matter of trade offs .... cooling, noise and size.
Sure it's the CPU fan and not the GPU fan ?
Maybe better case cooling would help.
Before going further. I'd download and run PCWizard 2010. When you run it and minimize it you see all the system temps.
Let us know.
I am running AMD PhenomII 3.2 Black edition quad. I have ATX mid tower case. I have been using the stock fan/heatsink since I got it and it cools fine but is really loud when playing games. Basically I don't want a huge fan/heatsink that won't fit in the case. All the good ones seem to be designed for a huge tower case. I would prefer one that sits like the stock one and doesn't stand because I don't think that would fit into the case. Anyone have a good one they've used that won't take up too much room but work better than the stock for a quad core AMD?