My CPU is Overheating All of the Time

I have been having some serious issues with my computer lately, and I really have not been able to figure out exactly how to get it to behave like it is supposed to. The problem is that it keeps overheating, but when I try to see why it does it, I get the feeling that it is not really that hot at all. So I am sort of thinking that the thing that tells it is overheating may be out of sorts. However right now I am looking at sites like Tom’s Hardware and techthirty.org in the hopes that I shall be able to figure out what to do. There are a few things that I am thinking might work. The simplest one is to simply remove the cooling fan on the CPU, clean it off and then replace the thermal paste. There is some chance that it is just that simple, and obviously that could be the cause of the problem. I doubt it will work, but the fact is that it is something which can be done easily and since I have thermal paste there is not much to lose and no cost to me.

If that did not work I am thinking that the next thing to do is to buy a bigger and better CPU fan. They make them which are a lot more effective than the cheap one that I have, but of course I do not really want to have to figure out how to make this work. It seems as though that is not the easiest thing to do from what I can tell. In fact they make all sorts of aftermarket cooling systems for computers, some of them are really complicated. If you are really serious about making a high performance computer then cooling becomes the real issue immediately.