I have a P4 3.0GHz processor and I have the basic Intel heatsink/fan/compound that came with the processor. The CPU temp is about 40 - 45 idle and up to 60 on full load. Once it hits full load it never seems to cool down. At the moment I've just had Firefox open and it's gotten up to 55 and it's been there for an hour. The CPU fan kicks in to almost 3000RPM and it's howlin.
What should I do? Is it something as simple as switching the thermal grease or should I try to find a better heatsink? I'm open to anything because I can't take another summer of a lawnmower in my room.
Thanks in advance - Kevin