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So recently my CPU has been running kinda hot (about 59C resting). Knowing that it had been some time since I last dusted I went out and paid about 7$ for air and some cotton swabs that I find work well to clean fan blades. There was quite a bit of build up on the fans but they appear to be working properly now that I have cleaned them(Actually they never seemed to be slow to me). The problem is that my CPU still rests at about 50C and can get up to between 55-60C. Do you guys think I need to buy a new heat sink and fan even though the one I have seems to be working? What products would you say could give me the best bang for my buck if I do need to get a new one? I have an AMD64 4000+. Thanks in advance,
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Hi darko2121, you could possibly try reseating the heatsink/fan with new thermal grease. If it's a bit older, try using some Arctic Silver 5 thermal grease to reseat it. If this doesn't work, then you could look at a new heatsink/fan.

Also another option is to look at the case cooling. It could be that (even though the fans are clean) proper airflow through the case is not being achieved.
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