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)
More aboutworth redoing thermal paste
No point imo.The pre-installed paste is high quality. Monitor cpu temps with a good app like Coretemp.
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.