I know that my CPU isn't the great, but it seems to be getting progressively worse. When opening an application the CPU % goes to 99% - 100%. Running a Java Application goes to about 40% and opening a webpage goes from 20-80% CPU usage on any website. It loads quite fast, but I guess that is because I have an SSD.
Is the CPU on the way out or should I change the thermal paste? The temperature doesn't get that high, it is idle at about 35-40 and under load it goes to about 55c.