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higher temps? thermal paste?

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Hello-

My CPU reaches 47-48 degrees while playing heavy games like FEAR or BF2. I know that the rule of thumb is to keep it under 50, but I don't even like being close. I am currently running stock cooling. I will be upgrading soon to some type of aftermarket solution, but in the meantime..........do my temps sound normal? (idle 32c)

Could I have applied too much thermal paste? I put a dab about the size of an airsoft pellet if anyone is familiar with that.......

thanks in advance
post #2 of 4
An airsoft pellet is a bit larger than you need but shouldn't make that much of a difference. Your temps are fine if your CPU is stable, which I assume it is.
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yes, it runs as stable as stock speeds..but I just bought this processor and dont want to damage it. I guess It'll be okay until I get a new heatsink/fan
post #4 of 4
60c - 65c is what causes dmg to your processor but keeping it under 50c makes it safe. An aftermarket cooler will help you shouldnt be worried unless the temp jumps alot.
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