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High CPU temps with aftermarket cooler

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So i got new motherboard about two weeks ago, seems fine other than some unusual overheating issues. Earlier i noticed chispet on motherboard was running really hot. Now two days ago when i was rendering my youtube video. CPU Temps went all the way upto 83C with my previous mercury mobo they only peaked 77C. Even at idle i am getting about 5-8C higher CPU temps.

 

I wonder if it could improperly applied thermal paste as my local engineer who installed the mobo didn't even remove the previous dried paste. He just put new paste over it and that too seemed to be lacking (not in enough amount) and didn't spread all the way on the chip.

 

I am not comfortable with installing new paste myself as i have history of breaking coolers, i have many times in past bent the mounting pins and it is generally recommended to take out the mobo before installing cpu cooler but i don't have proper screwdrivers for it and neither i'm comfortable with that as well. I have Deepcool Alta 7 (CPU Cooler), which doesn't have any backplate and is low profile so i guess it could be reinstalled without taking out mobo but still i am not confident doing it myself.

 

I think these temps with an aftermarket cooler are not acceptable at all and it could possibly caused by new my motherboard as well (Asus H61M-K). Other than improper application of Thermal Paste.

 

Any advice?


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9 minutes ago, WikiForce said:

I wonder if it could improperly applied thermal paste as my local engineer who installed the mobo didn't even remove the previous dried paste. He just put new paste over it and that too seemed to be lacking (not in enough amount) and didn't spread all the way on the chip.

 

Seriously cringed when I read this. Absolutely get this paste cleaned and changed. 


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O wow... Not removing the old thermal paste and cleaning it properly is the reason for the higher temperature to 100%


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