Should I reapply thermal paste when...

jranaudo

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I have a i7-2700K lightly overclocked to 4.4ghz. I ran the prime95 inplace large FFT's stress test and RealTemp showed temps hovering around 67-69c for 32 hours straight. I have read others are overclocked higher and are running cooler.

So should I attempt to reapply the thermal paste? Will making the chip run cooler lengthen the life of it? or is it just not worth the hassle?

I am air cooled and running a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 to cool the CPU.
 

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Have to think about it. I am currently using artic silver 5. I'll switch to the new paste and try that. Only one fan.

However is it really worth the hassle? I mean I use it to render video a few times a week but other than that it's just an internet surfer.
 

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