Subject: CPU Temp, and Thermal Paste By: Chris307 (IP: 70.50.185.*) Written on: 25-08-2006 04:15
My P4 3.0 Ghz is idling at 50C, is this normal?
And I removed the Heat sink off the CPU, would I have to re-applie Thermal Paste?
By: Ray (IP: 84.65.66.*) Written on: 27-09-2006 14:46
If you remove a heatsink it should be refitted with a good thermal paste/compound or whatever. Remove all the old gunk from the heatsink & the CPU, make sure everything is shiny clean & dry. Add the new paste & refit. I have a 3.4ghz Prescott which is idling at 20C ... stock Intel cooler with ShinEtzu Microsi thermal paste (one grain is enough!). HTH, Ray