I am using an amd athlon II x3 445 rana @3.1ghz unlocked 4th core. with my stock cooler i was getting idle temps of about 40C which i thought was high so i decided to by a new cpu cooler. I bought the one in the title and now im getting higher temps. i used tuniq tx-2 paste where as last time i just used some dynex paste. I tried doing the paste twice with my new sunbeam and im still getting pretty high temps of about 45C idle. Was this cooler a bad choice? or did i possibly mess something up?
i tried a thin coat at first and then a slightly thicker coat the second time. the tuniq tx-2 paste says to use 2x the normal amount since the paste is different somehow. So thats y i used a bit more the second time. I'm usuallly pretty good with thermal paste i think since i've mounted other fans before but only stock ones that didnt come with paste. Maybe the dynex paste is better than the tuniq? or should i return my cooler?
EDIT: Do you think disabling Amd cool n quiet would help at all?