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H100 thermal paste?

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I recently built a computer using a h100 CPU cooler. When I was attaching the cooler I had the wrong screws, so I had to take the cpu block off the cpu for like 30 seconds to fix the problem and then I remounted it correctly, do I need to reapply thermal paste to my cpu or am I fine with the stuff that came on the cooler?
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    Nope, you are fine. The paste should smoosh down again like it did before. Just use a temp monitoring program to make sure! :)
  2. That would depend on the condition of the thermal paste/wax. If there are foreign particles in it now or voids in the coverage, you need to re-apply. It doesn't take much to mess it up.
  3. thanks, do you know what temps i should expect from an h100 with a 2500k at 4.5 ghz?
  4. muunda said:
    thanks, do you know what temps i should expect from an h100 with a 2500k at 4.5 ghz?

    Well, what voltage? I am going to assume 1.31-1.34v and you should get around 50-60C with a case with good air flow. If you get under 50C, then you are doing awesome! I would expect around 55C under load though. Prime might give somewhere around 65C.
  5. There is no way to predict temps on a particular CPU. Too many variables such as auto voltage from the board, stepping of the CPU, etc.

    Using CoreTemp, if all 4 cores are under 70c while running Prime95, you are probably in good shape.
  6. thanks, everything is fine then, also would it make a major difference if i were to get new fans for the radiator?
  7. muunda said:
    thanks, everything is fine then, also would it make a major difference if i were to get new fans for the radiator?

    If the fans were faster, but the Corsair ones are pretty good. You are fine brotowski! ;)
  8. Thank you so much
  9. No problemo! Just pick a best answer so a mod knows to close the thread! :)
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