|Scrape the old pad off the bottom of the heatsink with the edge of a credit card or something similar, then clean off the residue with alcohol...same goes for the CPU core. Once it's cleaned, do NOT touch the surfaces. Put a dab of Arctic Silver of the CPU core, spread it thinly & evenly, then install the HSF.|
60C is definitely too warm, especially if that's the "at idle" temp. As a general rule, the system temp should be no more than 10C higher than room temp & the CPU temp (at idle) should be no more than 10C higher than the system temp. Example: room temp at 20C (68F), system at 30C, CPU at 40C.