I just had to put some money into my computer this week and after getting everything setup and running again my CPU now seems to be running hotter, by a lot. My AMD Fx-4300 hit 65 C earlier and I don't remember it ever going over 55.
I will be checking some BIOS settings and any other ideas are welcome, but I may need to consider buying at least some thermal paste and was thinking about this cooler:
I do have the space in my case available for it and don't want to spend anymore money on that unless I just buy a new CPU (AM3+ as I am not going to upgrade the motherboard anytime soon).
My main question about the cooler is if anyone has any experience with it and could tell me if its easy to install or not? Having to take the motherboard out of the case is a frustration that I do not think I could tolerate. If it is not easy I would love a good recommendation for a cheap cooler.
Any advice on this situation would be very helpful.