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Cpu running hot. is thermal paste needed on the heat sink?

Last response: in Systems
November 2, 2010 11:38:17 AM

my CPU's run from 38 degrees to 42.... do heat sink needs some thermal paste?
November 2, 2010 11:55:25 AM

42 degrees is absolutely fine for any modern CPU, and is not a cause for concern.

There should be SOME thermal paste between CPU and heat sink, but if your max temp is 42 then your cooling is absolutely fine.