Is it worth redoing thermal paste ?

HI,

I just bought an hp slimline pc with phenom x3 8250 cpu.

I have read that you have to be careful about temperatures with these small cases.
so I've been thinking about ways to cool things down a bit.

Wondering if it is worth putting on decent thermal paste to lower temps?

After using it for a while cpu tem stays at about 45 degrees.

the previous motherboard failed and a new one was installed so the thermal paste might be newly applied but I am worried about the longevity of these mobos.

... I'm getting mixed reviews on the effectiveness of redoing your thermal paste(from my research)

suggestions?

thanks
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  1. No point imo.The pre-installed paste is high quality.
    Monitor cpu temps with a good app like Coretemp.
  2. Davcon is right!

    However, if it will give you better peace of mind, and if you know how to re-install the CPU/heatsink assembly, go ahead and do it. It may not help, but it will not hurt. Use Arctic Silver 5 when you do it.
  3. davcon said:
    No point imo.The pre-installed paste is high quality.
    Monitor cpu temps with a good app like Coretemp.



    thanks for the quick reply... I'm using coretemp - but is 45 degrees ok for a 65w cpu?
    seems a bit high for standard use?
  4. croak2012 said:
    thanks for the quick reply... I'm using coretemp - but is 45 degrees ok for a 65w cpu?
    seems a bit high for standard use?

    Your case has limited airflow,not much you can do unless you change it.
    45C is normal for your situation imo.
  5. davcon said:
    Your case has limited airflow,not much you can do unless you change it.
    45C is normal for your situation imo.


    I think I have all the answers I need now.

    thanks
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