Question My CPU has a liquid cooler and has been working for over 3 years until the last couple of days

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It's possible the overheating of the CPU damaged the memory controller, thus the ram not working. But unless you ran it hot for an extended period, it seems unlikely.

It's also possible that if you removed the cpu and put it back, you bent a pin.

Once you replace the cooler I would recommend doing a memtest if the ram issue persists.
 
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QUick question (as I am out of thermal paste and looking to buy some atm just so I can test). Does the brand of thermal paste matter THAT much? and if so which brands of paste are better/worse?
 
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It is kinda strange to me... that it was working copmletely fine up until a couple days ago before completely giving way. You would think a clog would be more gradual increases in temperature
 

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