hey guys I have a question about my cpu. So when I was putting together my pc I couldn't get my aftermarket pc cooler on properly until I installed my motherboard onto my case. So i put on my stock cooler for i5 3570k and held my motherboard by the stock cooler to hook up the motherboard. So when i took off my stock cooler the day after, I realised that the stock thermal paste was applied. I did not have any proper thermal paste removal liquid so i just re applied my after market cpu thermal paste. Its been a week and nothing out of the ordinary has happened. Am I safe? What do you guys think? Btw my after market cooler is the hyper 212 evo and the thermal paste I used was the one that came with the aftermarket cooler.
well, nothing terrible might happen, but it defeats the purpose of having aftermarket thermal paste and a cooler for that matter. check your temps, if it seems out of the ordinary, then you should probably clean and reapply. i am going to do that in a few weekends myself with those same parts. except ill be using ic diamond 7
Hey buddy, I pretty much made the same 'mistake' on my 2500K+212 EVO. Temps were pretty normal honestly, 31c idle and never 55c+ load OC'd @4.0GHz. This was after applying TIM that came with the HSF. Although I have now cleansed and reapplyed AS5 with far better results. So I would say it's safe for the time being, but certainly not for durability/reliability. Change that TIM if you haven't done so already!
As for monitoring, CPU-Z (as mentioned) works great for overall CPU details and CoreTemp works great for overall CPU temps. It monitors temps of all four cores as well as each cores' load %. These two are all I need for my CPU monitoring. Gl and have fun with your CPU