Guys, please help!!!! WTH's going on? I recently opened my stock Intel cooler to check out if my case would fit a new cooler which I'd thought of buying. Then I ran prime95 for less than 20 mins. When I came back and got a look at this, I nearly dies. Shut off my comp immediately, opened the case and directed my portable fan right at the CPU. Then I started it. Even after underclocked to 2GHz, it is idling at 70C as I type. Take a look:
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you should get new paste before doing anything else. Don't use the pc since the cpu is not properly cooled.
Allways clean the old goo and apply new paste when removing/installing heatsink. The paste cooks and cures while it's heated up and breaking that bond (ie removing the sink) pretty much ruins the heat conductive properties of the pastelayer