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November 3, 2011 5:38:43 PM

My CPU is about 60-70 on idle and when i play a game goes to 80-100
yesterday was worst but i cleaned it and the heatsink was a bit loose so i attached it properly but is still really hot, i think the thermal paste might be dry could this cause the problem? do i need to re-apply thermal paste? (my pc has good air flow)
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November 3, 2011 5:41:14 PM

Yes you need fresh paste from your description.
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November 3, 2011 5:43:26 PM

dry paste really makes it so hot like this? i've a core 2 quad Q8300
(the heatsink is the one that comes with the GPU but i never had heat problems not even in summer)
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November 3, 2011 6:18:40 PM

aacis said:
dry paste really makes it so hot like this? i've a core 2 quad Q3000
(the heatsink is the one that comes with the GPU but i never had heat problems not even in summer)

If the cooler wasn't secured properly,the dried paste needs to be removed with (isopropyl alcohol) and new paste applied.
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November 3, 2011 10:04:55 PM

hey just had around the same issue, i bought some Artic silver 5 and reapplied the paste, re seated the cooler and made sure i had good air threw my rad. make sure you got good airflow for your sink and redo your paste! i went from 45C idle to 29C with H60 by changing paste and changing fans.
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