Originally Posted by EchoNatek
idle at 60 C sounds pretty high.
by reading your post i have a feeling that you dont have any thermal paste on at this moment. if you are running the computer with no thermal paste, than thats why your cpu is so high in temp.
i dont understand that you have problem taking it off. you might have put the cooler on a wrong way, and thats also might explain your high temps.
you just have to reed the manual and try again.
Sorry, but that's not entirely accurate. 60C is actually normal for Intel CPUs with the OEM heatsinks. If the OP didn't have any TIM on the CPU, temps would actually be much, MUCH higher (80C plus). Intel CPUs don't throttle down to save themselves until after the 100C Mark (tested it myself on several i3's and i5s).
If you're using an OEM Intel heatsink, you generally have to twist the little tabs by rotating them in the direction of the arrows and then lift straight UP on the fan assembly.
One question I have BEFORE you try that however... when you put the heatsink on the CPU and pushed it in to lock it into place, was there a little pad (or series of pads) on the center of the heatsink that look like this? ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
If so, then there's no need to remove the heatsink and try thermal paste. Those pads are doing their job just fine. If you want lower temps, then you need to buy an aftermarket heatsink and install it instead of the OEM unit. If you're not overclocking and you have a fairly well ventilated case, then there's nothing wrong with having the CPU idle at 60C. That's what the OEM heatsink is designed to do.