50 months ago
I just recently built a new cpu and noticed the temps seem a little high. Is 42°C at idle using stock cooler normal? This may be because while I was making the computer, I reseated the cpu and the cpu cooler as it did not post on my first try. However, when putting down the cpu cooler for the second go, I didnt reapply thermal paste.
Should I replace the thermal paste? If so what type would you recommend?