I recently built an i7 rig and along the way, we had a thunderstorm and the power went out. Of course my computer had problems afterwards. I ended up having to RMA the mobo because it the PCI-E that held my gtx 295 stopped working after the incident. I ended up getting some more Arctic Pro 5 thermal paste and applying it to my processor chip and putting everything back together again. However, now my temperature always says it is at 84-85 C. I have tried using the coretemp and realtemp and both give me the same reading. Before this incident, my comp was always between 40 and 55, even under full load. Does anyone have any ideas about what might be the problem, or some ideas about how I can figure out what it might be?
Any ideas or help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!
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What method di you apply the thermal paste with? Try SpeedFan or HWMonitor.
Thanks for your very quick reply.
I took off the previous application with alcohol, then put a small amount of thermal paste on the heatsink. I then spread it out evenly and gently using a box cutter, as I was recommended to do by many. There has also been a noticeable decrease in cpu performance. Perhaps it is the chip?