Originally Posted by jearly410
If/when you replace the thermal pads, could you take a picture before and after to see the difference? Could be the key to unlocking the mystery of the hot spot.
It probably won't be incredibly soon, but I can do that. I'm definitely curious.
Originally Posted by raysheri
That's pretty strange, with the EK block my hot spot max's out at 55c
This is also running the LC bios, at 1250mv and +50% powerlimit. My pc was drawing 720 watts from the wall. At a more reasonable load though mine is still 10-20 degrees higher at best.