Originally Posted by seabiscuit68
The Arctic Freezer 7 has its own thermal paste preapplied (Arctic silver so its not cheap stuff). I just placed it on, locked it down.
It could have to do with my ambient + how I had to attach it. But still, before I had this one, I had a rosewill cooler that had temps of >60 when gaming.
lol, and right there is your problem... you never leave the pre-applied stuff on man, and i can almost guarantee you it wasn't AS5 on there, AS5 isn't sticky and hard like pre-applied stuff is, its goopy and it stays goopy, so it wouldn't work for shipping
just order some AS5 or some of the crazy stuff CyberDruid is always using, and re-apply your paste, and your temps will drop by at least 5-10C i bet