3-5 degrees higher Temps due to scratched surface?
I've re-attached my Noctua NH-U12a 3 times due to trying out several other new coolers and realized a temperature rise of 3-5 degrees celsius compared to the first application, even though I've re-seated the cooler again to make sure it wasn't a bad thermal paste application.
Before installing the cooler again, I've noticed scratches from the edges of the processor and a dent of the surface area (very small).
Could this lead to higher temps compared to my first application?
Last edited by Melodist; 09-13-2019 at 10:12 AM.