Intel Q9650 temperature spikes.
I have a striker II formula socket 775. I just bought the CPU listed, and I put too much thermal paste and coretemp clocked my high at 80-90c. So I did it properly this time, "Thin, Grain, Horizontal"... I got a mild temperature reduction and it still spikes within 80-90C in high end games IE Metro 2033, BFBC2.
So any suggestions would be more than appreciated.
Also, I haven't updated my BIOS not once. Scared to frankly. Could my out of date BIOS be giving off wrong temperatures? If so, should I even bother flashing the BIOS?