I think that temp is at full load as it was jsut after a reboot after having been folding for hours.
Yeah... When my computer boots up it shwos the temp. but since i disabled the Windows GUI startup and floopy search it doesn't anymore, skip[s right past it so i rarely see my CPU temp. (I don't have much of need to check it, or so i thought, b/c i haven't over clocked)
But yeah my case has been opened but does need to be cleaned out .(How do i find out the case temp?)
I was jsut thnking of stopping at a local computer store and gettig some Arctic Silver or somethign similar and a new HS/F. The reapplying the thing.
Reccomend 99% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol for cleanign it off right?
For now you should get your case cleaned out. Get a can of compressed air, take the HS off the CPU, walk outside, and blow all the dust out of the HS with the compressed air. Then I would check to see how much themal compound is on the CPU and the underside of the HS. If it's a wax pad, then you might want to replace it with some AS5. If it's the gooey stuff, you'll want to be sure that it's not so thick that you can't see the metal through the gunk on both the HS and CPU.
Also, be sure to take a dust rag and wipe off the blades on the HSF and the case fans. Try to get as much dust out of the case as possible.
Next, I would try to figure out if your case cooling is sufficient. How many fans do you have in your case? What sizes are they? What directions are they blowing? (as in: into or out of the case). For instance, I've got 2x 80mm fans, one blowing out the top and one blowing out the back. But mine isn't set up properly yet. I'm waiting for some parts to come in the mail.
My new setup will be 2x 80 blowing in, one top and one side, 1x 60mm blowing in the front across the HDDs, and 1x 120mm blowing out the back. That should drop my case temps by about 5-10C.
One other thing you may want to consider doing is getting the case off the floor. Mine sits on top of my desk, mainly because it doesn't fit under this desk because of a stack of drawers. But the benifit I get from having it on the desk is great. I can go a full year with only some minor dust on fan blades.
My sister OTOH, keeps hers on the floor. After one year the thing was reaching 75C!
Get the case cleaned, assess your case cooling capacity, then take a look at getting a new HSF and some thermal compound.
If you only have one fan going out the back, I would just buy a new case. Most cases that only have one fan going out the back will never give you the airflow you need to overclock. And by fan I mean case fan, not PSU fan.
Oh yeah, you should be able to find the case temp in the BIOS. Hit F1 or Del on boot and go to Health Status, or something similar.