Question Laptop CPU temp reaching 100c after replacing thermal paste, Processor screw head worn out

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My laptop is Dell latitude E5420, i7 2620M,8GB Ram with 128GB SSD. As i noticed the CPU temperatures getting to 95c with stock thermal paste.

I decided that i could replace the thermal paste and clean the heatsink from dust. I brought a generic thermal paste which is white in color because i couldn't get any branded at that time and i had opened the CPU heatsink . After cleaning the heatsink of dust and reapplying the thermal paste. I checked the temperatures using AIDA64 .

The temperature was easily reaching 100c. Therefore i thought to reapply the thermal paste and fit the thermalsink properly but during the process , i had worn out the screw head and now i'm unable to open the heatsink.

I tried the elastic band way, the super glue way which caused more problem than it fixed and now i'm clueless.
 

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