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Old 10-18-2015, 05:18 PM
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Default Advice: scrape off the standard paste from your cooler and apply new!

Ok so I have gotten increasingly worse performance out of my PC.
In the last week I started to get bad lag in games like BF4.

I checked the CPU temperature under normal load and it looked fine at 38-42C.
However when running BF4 the CPU temp increased to around +70C.

Today I removed the H100 cooler from the CPU. I had just used the pre-applied paste it came with.
I noticed the paste was way too thick and completely solid, it "cracked" when I removed the cooler block.

I scrapped it off and applied a new thinner layer of good paste.

What a difference, it now runs at about 40-45C in BF4 and idles at 29-30C.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:29 PM
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Odd you had this issue,I always use pre applied paste without issue.My H80[yes h80] still has factory paste but its rarely taxed so that may have something to do with longevity of the paste...
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i never use any of the pre-applied paste that comes with any heatsink or coolers, always my own. however, having said that, i think it's possible that when you first installed the block, not enough pressure was applied to it, hence the paste didn't break down.

as a good rule of thumb, doesn't matter pre-applied, or your own, always put some pressure on the block/heatsink and wiggle it both clock/counter-clock wise many times before securing the unit.

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Old 10-19-2015, 09:58 PM
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Not a fan of pre applies paste. I always apply it fresh from a tube.
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