AMD Athlon XP 2600 running @ 80 deg c. What is norm temp ?

Had crashing problems - tried all sorts with no joy. Found BIOS reprting 80 deg c on processor today which might explain no error messages or reports - just a lock up that requires reset. Processor and CPU fans working OK.Had unusally warm temps over the last few weeks in SE of UK which would tie in with increase... show more Had crashing problems - tried all sorts with no joy. Found BIOS reprting 80 deg c on processor today which might explain no error messages or reports - just a lock up that requires reset. Processor and CPU fans working OK.Had unusally warm temps over the last few weeks in SE of UK which would tie in with increase in crashing problems. Any ideas on getting temp down ? Is it possible for heatsink compound to fail ?
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