i ordered some arctic thermal paste and cleaner that should be here thursday. My cpu should still be good right since my computer is working fine?
Originally Posted by patonb
Dell is horrendous for compatibility.
Double check you have the 4/9 poin plugged into the board, as well as the 20/24 pin.
The cpu does probably need repasting, but also ensure the fan works.
i made sure the 4 pin plug was plugged in and 24 pin too. those are the only connectors that go into the board from the psu i checked the fan while i had the system open and both the case fan and the cpu fan work and i downloaded cpuid and it shows me the speed of the fans inside the computer. i'm hoping with this thermal paste the temp will be brought down to normal.