Imagine someone who installs the cpu cooler without applying the thermal paste. What could be the results ? Any ideas ?
Originally Posted by Prong
Friend of mine did not install his hardware himself and had someone else do the job for him and now he suspects if they applied the thermal paste or not before they installed the cpu cooler. He has no reason to suspect if you ask me because his idle temps are around 25 - 27 - 29 - 34 and when underload by Prime95 55'ish. I am thinking that he is being paranoid because even his idle temps would hit 40C's maybe in absence of thermal paste. Also would like to have you guys ideas too... He has the very same cpu cooler with me Thermaltake Duorb on Q9550.
Originally Posted by Luda
those temps are pretty low for a 9550, hes definatly got paste on there, or a perfectly flat CPU and heatsink [which is pretty much impossible] so im gonna say hes got paste.
OR, he lives in a stupidly cold climate and the ambient air is able to dissipate the heat, but to is highly unlikely. so long story short hes got paste, in my oppinion
Originally Posted by Rookie1337
Curious though, both too much and too little result in high temps right?