So, I use the AMD 8 core, overclocked to 4.23 ghz. I've never been impressed with this machine's temp recording in the BIOS, so I wanted to improve the scores. First step was the H-80 liquid cooling. Love that cooler, it is amazing. I've been using that for almost a year now. Recently, I took it off, too apply something other than the stock thermal paste. However, ever since then, I get HUGE temp spikes, my sound has been going haywire, etc. So, I took it off the CPU cooler again, and UH OH.... The plate is all scratched up. I don't think it's directly on where it contacts the CPU, but it's very close. I'm wondering if I should replace this. I reapplied the thermal paste (cleaned it off better and added more than I did last time. It seems to have improved a bit, but it could tank anytime. Thanks!
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That's what I just did. Seems to be working perfect right now. But the question is, is should I eventually replace the CPU cooler (THE h-80)