Will Thermal Paste Save Me?
I just bought some used hardware as a bundle, i5-4690k, 2x 8 GB ram, and be quiet! cooler (Shadow Rock LP i think), to replace my 8 gb ram and i3-4170 with its factory cooler.
The i5 has no thermal paste on it, the i3 had some from the factory (was like 3-4 years old).
After the change I realised that my PC performance was a bit lower than before, especially considering it went from 8gb ram to 16gb.
After reading some threads I updated my BIOS, that gave me like 3-5 more fps. I decided to check my CPU temperature, which I never did before, so I downloaded CoreTemp.The temperature is like 60-68°C when only Steam and Google is running. When I start playing something it goes to 100° and a bit above.
I dont have any air intake/outtake ventilations, I was always doing finde without them... looking forward to getting some though.
So the question is, do I get such temperature numbers and weaker performance because I have no thermal paste?
GPU: GTX 970
Power Supply: 600W noname, was built into the case (does the job)