Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:09 PM
To be honest this is something that does happen over timethat has a very easy fix. The problem with your rising temperatures is mostlikely caused from the thermal paste between your processor and heatsinkbreaking down. Usually I recommend that thermal paste be replaced every 2 yearsdue to breakdown / drying out. What happens is the liquid in the compoundevaporates over time and leaves small pockets of air in its place the result isclimbing temperatures due to air being an insulator and not a conductor ofheat. Although the temperatures you are reporting are far from critical I wouldrecommend getting a tube of artic silver or any other premium heatsink compoundand replacing the thin layer between the processor and heatsink.
Larry D. Lawrence II
MCSE, MCP,ACMT, ACTC
Dell, HP, Toshiba, Apple, Lenovo, and IBM Certified Technician