CPU Temps reaching 90*C

Hello forum,

Recently my 4 year old motherboard died on me,so i bought a new Asrock G31M-VS2 motherboard just to keep the system running as i will buy a new pc late this year.

Earlier my cpu used to idle @ 21-30 * C and 39 at load.After i changed my mobo,i removed the thermal compound on it and the cooler(i have a stock intel cooler),with some alcohol.And with no thermal paste it's running @ 60* idle.

So 1.Does thermal paste create such huge difference in cooling?
2.Or could it be some other reason.

Add info : CPU= pentium d 925 @ 3 ghz
Cpu fan is @ 2200 RPM inspite of being this hot
fan was 4100 rpm during summer at load.
thanks
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  1. cody4721 said:
    Earlier my cpu used to idle @ 21-30 * C and 39 at load.After i changed my mobo,i removed the thermal compound on it and the cooler(i have a stock intel cooler),with some alcohol.And with no thermal paste it's running @ 60* idle.

    So 1.Does thermal paste create such huge difference in cooling?
    2.Or could it be some other reason.


    Thermal Paste is a necessity and greatly cools down your cpu. You also shouldn't have your cpu at 90*C it could burn out your processor and your mobo. 60*C idle is really high for idle temps. You should definitely go out and buy some thermal paste only about $10 and make sure your have a heatsink on your cpu to keep it cool also.

    Ideal temp are 20-30*C idle and anything 70*C+ is really bad.
  2. Oh yes, If you didn't have thermal paste, you are essentially slowly killing your cpu.
    Fix that fast dude. Thermal paste is dirt cheap.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200059

    only $5 no shipping.
  3. Yeah thanks,bought the paste and its finally back to safe temps.And i was able to OC it to 3.6 at stock and still max at 57*C.Thanks!
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