So my CPU has been having a huge flare in CPU temps, about 58-65c under 100% load. It's a Q6600 @ 3.4GHZ, it's been OC'ed on that for about 2 years now. I cleaned out the fan, and re-adjusted the heatsink, but the temps are getting pretty bad. I'm getting BSOD's, but it's win2k.sys which I'm pretty sure is unrelated, but it can't hurt to at least fix a problem like this. Anyways, I decided to Prime95 it...failure in barely a minute. Obviously, these two years have taken it's toll... but it seems like such a quick two years, it's hard to believe I was just saying "Meh, an OC like this will last long enough until I get another CPU..." but now I'm at the crossroads, I think. So I examined the Heatsink and I noted the Thermal Paste was abit thin, and rubbery. Naturally, I was going to clean it and re-apply some, sadly, it seems an idiot decided to chuck it out when they were cleaning, despite instructions not to. So I was wondering if it's just my CPU going after all this time, I mean an entire 1GHZ OC for two years, or is it just the Thermal Paste going? I reduced the OC from 3.4GHZ, to 3.0GHZ, and Prime95 has been running for awhile with no errors. The -strange- part is, the Temps are pretty much the same, save 2-3c lower. I did not change the Voltage, or anything other than the RAM's Hertz to make it a clean 1000. It seems rather stable, but loosing 400MHZ hurts, but stability is better. Basically, I'm looking for some advice. Sorry I worded this rather oddly, but I haven't slept in quite abit, but will after posting this in hopes of help. Thank you.