i have a brand new xp 3200+ processor. (Not overclocking it) i love it. i originally had a Cooler Master Aero 7 (alum.) as the CPU cooler. However when playing games I was getting over 50c temp ratings. from what ive been reading this is pretty high right? Well i traded the Cooler Master in for a Mad Dog multimedia Powerchill XP. http://www.maddogmultimedia.com/prod...II-AMD-pkg.jpg
I also had a failed PSU to replace too. This is a better cooler right? I cleaned the processor with rubbing alcohol and placed the silicon (thermal compound) that came with it on the die before installing.
However now my CPU is overheating getting up over 70c, and shutting down Could i have damaged the CPU anyhow? Nothing looks cracked.
any advice would be helpful.