Hi guys. So I recently had some issues with my PC freezing/BSOD'ding, etc. I found this to be for two reasons: one, my thermal paste had all dried up, and two my OCZ Agility 3 SSD was being a *****. After a few days, it died on me (second one/ never EVER buying OCZ again, got a Kingston HyperX 3K replacement).
So I replaced the SSD, and applied a new layer of thermal paste (after cleaning off the older layer). Now, the problem is this. My idle temps stay between 43°C and 46°C. This is inside a fully air-conditioned room (with the temperature set to about 20°C at all times). Now, I dedided to run OCCT a few times, just to see what it does on stock speeds. I wanted to know the highest temp it would go to.
On stock speeds, with absolutely NO tweaking of voltages, speeds, etc, it hits 65°C, and it would go higher I'm sure, but I set the cut-off at 65 in OCCT. I'm using the stock cooler. But, this isn't normal, right? I have NO overclocking at all. I thought it might be the thermal paste I applied (TG-2 Thermaltake), 'cause when I first got the chip, I was able to get it to 4.13GHz without going over 68°C. If I went above 4.2GHz though, then it would start burning up.
But now even at stock speeds, it's going really high. Any ideas on what I should do?