the first time I tried applying the thermal paste with the line method (two lines). I removed the cooler and tried it again but this time I applied the thermal compound directly on the heat sink of the cooler master hyper 212 plus instead of the cpu (wiped thin line with a credit card).
But it seemed to not make any difference. I tried running prime 95 for 30 minutes and the temps goes to 50 degrees.
Is there any problem or is this normal. I checked the heat sink (its tight)
The fan speed is set to 49% when the temps rises to 41 degrees. Should I change it.