Cpu running hot. is thermal paste needed on the heat sink? Tags: Prebuilt Heat Thermal Compound CPUs Systems Last response: November 2, 2010 11:55 AM in Systems Share odyssa November 2, 2010 11:38:17 AM my CPU's run from 38 degrees to 42.... do heat sink needs some thermal paste? More about : cpu running hot thermal paste needed heat sink MockingbirdUK 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I had to remove the heat sink a couple of times because I didn't screw it in properly, do I need to reapply thermal paste? Forum Heat sink/ thermal paste/ cpu question Forum do you need to re apply thermal paste after taking the heat sink off? Forum SolvedCleaning CPU heat sink prior to thermal pasting Forum Solveddoes thermal paste come with the heat sink? Forum Solvedthermal compound/ paste and Heat-Sink Forum CPU runs hot, fan always on even after cleaning heat sink Forum Cpu running hot (imo) should i have re-applied thermal paste? Forum I5 3570k - is there a plastic film on the thermal paste of the stock heat sink/fan? Forum Apply thermal paste to heat-sink fan? Forum SolvedR9 280x Running Extremely Hot: Change Thermal Paste? Forum FX8320 running hot after changing thermal paste? Forum SolvedPossible Replacement CPU Fan/Heat Sink needed Forum Reapplied thermal paste. Gpu running super hot. Forum SolvedCPU still running above 62 Celsius after applying thermal paste Forum SolvedIf I have a CPU cooler, will that get rid of need for heat sink Forum SolvedSo my cpu was running a little hotter than I wanted to so I replaced the stock thermal paste but now the cpu is a constant 100 Forum SolvedCPU getting to hot even after cleaning and new thermal paste. Forum 2 Times Thermal Trip within 1 month??After Pasting Heat sink Gel Forum Core i5 3570k---CPU hot but heat sink doesn't hot. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !