QUOTE(leCat @ Apr 22 2017, 12:45 AM)
I'm using AMD Wraith Spire cooler right now, changed to Ryzen
I did change the thermal paste before when I changed the cpu cooler, try to get Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, its one of the best right now
The thermal paste you get from the new cpu cooler is good as well, they work
Thanks alot for the advice! i'll definitely check it out
QUOTE(TristanX @ Apr 22 2017, 01:42 AM)
Your Intel Stock Cooler looks like full of dust. Disassemble the heatsink, clear it with water and let it dry. Clear the old thermal compound and use a fresh one reinstalling it.
alright, got it! i'll probably test this out before directly purchasing a new one, if it doesn't work then i'll most likely get a new cooler.
QUOTE(goldfries @ Apr 22 2017, 01:52 AM)
Whether CPU or GPU, as long as under 80c it's all good.
81c to 90c range - still fine but it's time to look at doing some cleaning / airflow improvement.
High-end graphics card rarely go over 75c these days, the fan will go with high RPM to keep things low. Cards like those using stock / reference cooler (eg Nvidia whatever model Founder's Edition) then the card reaching 80c is normal.
Thanks for the advice! I noticed it's only on heavy AAA games like mass effect andromeda, i've played resident evil 7 yesterday and noticed that my card barely reaches 65, in fact my cpu was mostly at 55s only. But then again, dust seems to be the major concern here and i'll get that checked out.
One question though, i noticed the latest casings from everywhere does not have side panels with ventilation nor top panels, mostly fans are in the front and back i'm guessing to minimize dust intake. Would fans in the front and back be fine? mostly front pushing the air to back and the back exhausts it out.