I recently built my gaming pc i am using an intel i5 quad core processor and i looked at the temperature on bios setup and it is at 90 c and i am not overclocking at all i am using the retail fan as i do not require overclocking but this seems outrageous i did not use a thermal compound is that the problem? please help
Ok so I found the problem it was the retarded lack of clear instructions it took me around 20mins to remove then fan and I have found that the thermal compound has melted so to speak as it is patchy and there is little left should I order some more compound add it and reinstall the fan ? Luckily it seems the only damage to the CPU is su thermal compound melted onto it please please what should I so and how should I remove the melted compound on the CPU and heatsink
Any advice on applying the thermal paste as I have spent the past hour ensuring how to fit the fan properly to avoid his issue again but I am unsure as to the application and amount of paste required and if u know what temp should the CPU e at so I can see if I have fixed the issue ty 4 ur help
Ok here is what you need. An old plastic card and the thermal paste are items that you will need. I put a drop on about the size of half of a pea and then use the card to spread the paste around till it evenly covers an area about the size and thickness of a dime in the center of a processors cover.
If you have any question about making sure that the heatsink is seated correctly remove the motherboard from the case and mount the HSF (heatsink/fan) on the board outside of the case and then remount the board into the case.