I'm an amd user for years, never touch intel for years
Recently I bought an intel processor I3 2120 and mainboard, I installed the processor without even reading the installation manual before hand
Also I used noctua thermal paste, and removed the thermal paste which came with the intel package
After I installed the processor, I realized there "might" be a few slight mistakes when I locked the HSF into the main board, as there were only 2 locks which sounded "click" out of 4 locks and maybe several other mistakes which I didn't realize yet until now.....
I'm too lazy to reopen the case and reinstall the processor
So I ran a test with intel burn test in a mild cold room
This is what I got
Is this normal ? or should I reopen, reapply the thermal paste and reinstall the HSF ?
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Max temps seems pretty normal. You should actually remove the thermal paste on the stock cooler though before applying aftermarket thermal paste. However, seems like there's no problem.
Agreed. Thats a normal max temp on stock heatsink. Maybe a bit higher because the intel heatsink already comes with thermal paste on it so you have esentially put thermal paste on thermal paste