Question Overheating CPU

Jun 25, 2019
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After applying the actual thermal paste, I've realised that the cpu temperature was still super high (60C when idle, and reaches 100 with some stuff running). I am almost certain I did everything right, so should I clean the whole cpu with alcohol and try again?

CPU: E8400
TDP: 65w
 
Jun 25, 2019
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System specs plz. And what cooling are you using?
Whole list:

CPU: Intel E8400
CPU cooler: Intel stock cooler
Motherboard: Intel DG43NB
RAM: 4gb (not sure of the speed, would need to check) DDR2
Storage: 300ish gb HDD and 500gb SSD
PSU: 380w Antec PSU, 80+ bronze
GPU: Gt 710 - Installed at the same time then the CPU
 
Jun 25, 2019
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I don't mean to sound rude, but you have an older system. Is there a lot of dust in the cooling fan, and case fans, and inside the case in general?
There's a tiny bit, but I doubt there's enough to be an issue. There used to be a lot more, and there was no heat issue.
You could have contact but not having the fan snapped in properly may cause poor conductivity of heat.
I guess I will try it again, and make sure everything is well done.

Thanks
 

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