some time ago(christmas) i had to replace my mobo, the guy at the comp store put the cpu onto the new mobo, he did not reapply(he left the old stuff on it) the thermal paste cuz he said, with the new gen processors it doesnt matter that much, i have been using it alot since then but i am worried if this will give my cpu a shorter life. will it? what temps(under stress) should be norm
Most people with a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 and the stock HSF (heatsink/fan) processor report idle temperature is the high 30's to low 40's. Under load is a much better measurement and really anything below 75c under a heavy load would be fine. Anything higher and you might want to look for a better cooling solution.
While looking at my temps in hwmonitor im seeing a huge difference between the cpu temperature and the core temps. My cpu temp rarely crosses 50 under load while the core temps can get upwards of 85 degrees. Is this normal?