Thanks for the replies chaps!
i went ahead and ordered the coolmaster v8, so hopefully that should sort the problem out! so until then the comp is just sitting there....it hurts me inside
how would i go about cleaning the thermal paste off the cooler and the cpu? ive heard u could rubbing alchohol....but i dont even know where to get that stuff! could i just use normal alcohol and use a cotton bud or something?
oh wait i forgot! maybe it could be that the fan direction is reversed? perhaps? i dont know how that would happen....but maybe its blowing on the cpu...instead of drawing the heat away?