Temps are decently low (around 70 to low 90s) at idle 4ghz, and then when I do the TS Bench in ThrottleStop, speeds go down to around 1.5ghz, and temps go up to around 92c, sometimes going up to 96-98 for a split second.
Okay, so if I want to replace the thermal paste, which one do I go for? I've been looking into thermal grizzly's options but I've heard some of them dry out, and google seems to have little info about it. I'd like to have thermal paste that doesn't go bad in a year and has good performance.
ThrottleStop Limit Reasons clearly shows that the CPU Core is THERMAL throttling. Acer has low balled the thermal throttling temperature. Intel recommends 100°C but Acer set the throttling temperature to 92°C. That is what PROCHOT 92°C means in ThrottleStop. Your CPU will slow down as much as necessary so it does not exceed 92°C. The harder you try to work your CPU, the more it will throttle and slow down.
Yeah, think you'll have to fully strip it apart and re-apply paste on both CPU and GPU. Also make sure to give the fans a good clean with compressed air and get any dust/residue out. You can use isopropyl alcohol to clean away the old paste and the fan edges.
When re-tightening the screws, do it in a criss-cross fashion (diagonal), this will ensure an even spread of paste as the cooler is tightened. A simple pea size blob on the middle of each of the CPU/GPU, should be fine.
I use Noctua NT-H1, and it has my max all core temps about 80-83c,
No it is not. Many users have long term trouble with this paste when used direct die on a laptop CPU. If your temperatures start going up and up in a week or two after using this, you will know first hand what thermal paste pump out is all about.