[SOLVED] Cpu socket Running hot (Solved)

Hi there! i recently wen't to checkup on compability between my motherboard and a new chip, i might be getting because of my really outdated cpu.


The cpu temps were completely fine, but i saw my Socket temps were sidding steady at 96-100 degrees. The computer is 5 years+, and last time i took off my cpu cooler, i saw that the thermal paste was dried out? Could that be what's causing it to run so hot?


I used speccy to do the checkup. And how reliable is speccy in terms of monitoring temperatures?


CPU: i5-6600 skylake 14mm technology
You removed the cooler and did not clean off old paste and apply new? Yes, that's probably why it's running hot.
 
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Hi there! i recently wen't to checkup on compability between my motherboard and a new chip, i might be getting because of my really outdated cpu.


The cpu temps were completely fine, but i saw my Socket temps were sidding steady at 96-100 degrees. The computer is 5 years+, and last time i took off my cpu cooler, i saw that the thermal paste was dried out? Could that be what's causing it to run so hot?


I used speccy to do the checkup. And how reliable is speccy in terms of monitoring temperatures?


CPU: i5-6600 skylake 14mm technology
You removed the cooler and did not clean off old paste and apply new? Yes, that's probably why it's running hot.
 
Reactions: Ralston18
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Hi there! i recently wen't to checkup on compability between my motherboard and a new chip, i might be getting because of my really outdated cpu.


The cpu temps were completely fine, but i saw my Socket temps were sidding steady at 96-100 degrees. The computer is 5 years+, and last time i took off my cpu cooler, i saw that the thermal paste was dried out? Could that be what's causing it to run so hot?


I used speccy to do the checkup. And how reliable is speccy in terms of monitoring temperatures?


CPU: i5-6600 skylake 14mm technology
Oh man... you did not clean the old thermal paste when you removed the cooler Now, buy thermal paste (i recommend Arctic MX4 for a budget), isopropyl alcohol 91%-99% I personally use Q-tips to clean the cooler and cpu. But you can use toilet paper wet in Isopropyl (I don't think i recommend this) So yeah if the TP dried and you removed cooler its gonna go bad
 

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