I have been running the FX-6300 CPU with stock fan and heat sink on an Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 MB for a little over a year and just started having problems with high CPU core temps. I am using Asus' AI Suite II and Probe II to monitor the temperatures. When the temps get to 70-75 degrees C it shuts down I am not able to run much of anything, even a virus scan overheats the CPU and it shuts down.
I also installed "Core Temp" and it gives the same results.
I replaced an 80mm case fan with a 120mm and added a second case fan, both Corsair, and that did not help. I also reapplied thermal paste to the CPU and heat sink.
I am thinking that the CPU is reporting the temps incorrectly.
Don't know what to do next. Help!.