Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD
Funnily enough, i reverted to automatic settings ( 1333 ) and the CPU still overheats when under stress (80C)
Not good AlexRD.
Be bold try the thermal paste solution. You don't need to remove the CPU chip just the heatsink fan. Just be patient and work slowly.
To add: try to get the two surfaces totally clean as possible. Small particles such as lint will reduce the heat transfer.