Is it normal that my A64 4000+ AMD CPU rapidly heats up to 70+ degrees Celsius? It is visible in the BIOS config, and in a Windows tool.
I do not know the exact data it used to run, but I had problems with the mainboard/CPU combo, and the MSI guys recommended me to reseat it. That went OK I think, the relatively huge Zalman cooler above the CPU is blowing almost cold air, the system works perfectly, for as much I can test.
I did saw some tiny marks on the socket, which seemed to me like burn damage (the socket's "white", and about 4 holes for the pins do look a little brown. They didn't melt, but it worries me.
So basically: is this CPU meant to be screwed? Are those temps normal (it were a few hot days, temp of the living room gets up to 25°C-27°C) ? What can I do to fix this if it's not normal.
The CPU cooler is attached securely (it is not loose), and the cooling paste was reused when reseated (same cooler, same CPU), and I did not loose to much, only a tiny bit stayed on my fingers, and compared to the other CPU's I've seen, there was more than enough.