I just built a pc with a friend, the components are as follows:
CPU - AMD FX 8320
CPU Cooler - Zalman CNPS5X
Motherboard - MSI 970a-g43
GPU - MSI Twin Frozr gtx 760
RAM - Kingston Hyper X (2 sticks of 4gb)
PSU - Corsair CSM 750W Semi Modular 80+ Gold Power Supply
Case - Zalman Z11 (all fans installed)
Optical drive - (doesn't matter, it works)
Hard drive - (1 tb)
I really need help, firstly me and my friend saw the pc run slowly (it shouldn't as it is a gaming pc) so he looked at the cpu temperature (it was 80 degrees C, we shut it down immediately) after spotting this we tightened the cpu cooler (Zalman CNPS5X) after this it was ~50 degrees C, this is way too high because it was just idle, I haven't checked it out on any games yet.
We then used the stock cooler and got a range of 50-60 degrees C
I am getting some more thermal paste and am going to clean the cpu top and Zalman cooler to a hopefully pristine comdition and then I am going to fit a small pea size of thermal paste and add on the cpu cooler as soon as possible, I don't know why the cpu was so high and I could really use some help! if you have any suggestions I will be willing to try them out, thank you in advance
I have seen people say pea sized many times. That is a lot of thermal compound. Try grain of rice. Too much compound can be as bad as too little.
Your problem description points to an improperly installed power supply. Follow the compound manufacturer instructions for using their compound.
I understand that the thermal compound should only be applied in small amounts, however thank you for the advise
Also i don't think there is a problem with my PSU because all other components are working well, i am going to try using a small amount of thermal paste to minimise the layer of it (last time it was a little bigger than a blueberry) and install the zalman CPU cooler once my father and I have cleaned it to a good condition along with the CPU top itself