Hey guys, I just built a new pc the other day with a Core i7 950 dropped into an Asus Sabertooth with a Cooler Master 212+ on top. I've been around tomshardware for a bit now, but sadly, this is my first time installing a heatsink
So it's idling around 40 c right now and it gets upto around 46 after some Bad Company 2, but that's not satisfactory. I'm using an NZXT Lexa S case with pretty good airflow so i'm thinking that I made a rookie mistake applying the thermal compound.
1. any suggestion for how to apply it? ( i kinda had a mixed up blob )
2. Can i redo/add thermal paste without removing the motherboard?