Originally Posted by rtop2
Hmm...thermal paste may be the issue. Got a little "trigger happy" with it. Ugh how would i remove the paste from it now?
I used to have the same problem as you, I once had idle temps at 45c, so what I did was take off the heat sink. Then I took a cloth like rag and applied some rubbing alcohol on the cloth I think it was 70% kind and cleaned off the CPU surface and the heat sink contact. Then I took Q-tips and cleaned the CPU til the Q-tips wiped clean, I did the same for the heat sink. Then I just put like a little dot in the middle of the CPU, a grain size of a rice or less then that. I took a plastic baggy and smoothed it out with my finger, I covered the whole CPU surface,after I was done it looked like you could kinda see threw it, it was a very thin layer.Then I replaced the heat sink, tightened down the bolt thru screws counter clock wise one screw at a time, then I gave it a little wiggle not too much just very little, then walla! I got temperatures from 25c to 29c idle...hope this helps good luck!