Originally Posted by Airrick10
No not the cpu heatsink.I'm talking about the North/South Bridge heatsinks. If you notice on the item you found (the cooler master blue ice) it has a fan and a heat sink. Some motherboards only have the heat sink without the fan. Under that heat sink there is thermal paste. Sometimes replacing that with better TIM helps wih temps.
Or even a good application of low quality tim can make a difference. That stuff is often just globbed on there, on the flip side sometimes there's effectively none there.
It sure couldn't hurt to clean that up and put a good application of TIM there.