PC temps keep shooting up to over 100C in around ten minutes, even though I reapplied thermal paste twice and resat the heat sink thrice. It has reached a high of 110C as of this point. CPU usage is at 5% and below.
These temps are according to HWMonitor, though it was legitimately hot when I checked it the first time. As the fan is running right now it's just warm despite the absurd temps.
Is this the time to buy a new CPU cooler, or can the problem be lying elsewhere?
Extra probably unnecessary info:
When the crash first happened I was running youtube, visual studio, UE4, and MS Word. Right now I'm running just Chrome and an idle VS and temps are at around 106C.
- CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9550
- Fan: Stock fan
- Paste: Ceramique 2 (I've overheated once around a year or so ago--this worked fine)