Hey guys, I just upgraded my motherboard / ram / HSF today and was surprised to see my idle CPU temp jump from 28C(old motherboard / HSF) to 44C. I am now running an Abit IC7-G with a gig of corsair XMS and a Thermaltake Spark-7 HSF. I used arctic silver 5 (smoothed it out with a razor, I used basicaly as little as possible to cover the whole cpu, i wasn't able to cover a small part of the CPU where there was a hole (came like that) in one corner.
I am just wondering, what happens when the as5 cures? Will that really make my CPU temp drop that muuch? MBM says my case is at 25C and the CPU is at 45C, that just doesn't seem right to me.
I have updated to the newest BIOS.