i'm having issues (well i think i am, but my friends keep saying im fine, but i dont believe them) with my cpu temps. i have been watching them like a hawk for like a year now and i used to idle as low as 35c, but now i am idling in the 60s, with no games open. i'm talking chrome, disc, battle.net, spotify, steam, nothing else. as i type this now i'm at 65c. when i open wow, or dota 2, my temps while loading the game spike up into the 80s, which has never happened before, and then while playing the game, they are steady in the 70s.
now, i of course understand that wow is a cpu intenstive game and that will cause higher temps, but maybe less than 6 months ago, say 3-4months, while loading up wow/playing wow, i would hover between 50-60c, so it is just concerning to me on why it has increased like that. i also pay attention to the average temp on my cpu in hwinfo, and a few weeks ago my average was 50c (over about 300hours), but now its at 59c, as of the last 64 hours.
about a month or so ago i decided to take off the front panel of my case, and it seemed to help my temps go back down (they were what they are now, but after taking the front panel off it went down for a few weeks til it started happening again) i'm just unsure on how to really fix it, i only repasted a year ago, is it really possible i'll have to repaste that often? i'm assuming its either my cooler or maybe the air flow in the case? anyone have any ideas on how to fix this, or maybe tell me that my friends are right? lol
Case NZXT H510 Elite Tempered Glass RGB Gaming Case - Matte White
Case Fans 3x [Silent] be quiet! Pure Wings 2 PWM 120mm Black Fan
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor (6x 3.7GHz/32MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling iBUYPOWER 120mm Addressable RGB Liquid Cooling System - Black
Memory 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR4-3200 Memory Module - G.SKILL Trident Z (RGB LED)
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 - 8GB GDDR6 - GIGABYTE AORUS Master OC (VR-Ready)
Motherboard MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK - ARGB Header (2), USB 3.2 Ports (1 Type-C, 3 Type-A), M.2 Slot (2)
Power Supply 750 Watt - CORSAIR RM750 - 80 PLUS Gold, Full Modular
Could be the cooler starting to fail?, many posts on the web about them.
No, I picked out all the parts on NZXT's website and they pre-built it and shipped it out to me, I don't have the wraith cooler that comes w/ the cpu.
So everyone is thinking its my cooler? I think it is too. I'm just not sure.
I also recommend getting the cooler checked. If you feel comfortable doing it yourself try checking if the pump is properly attached to the socket and try to search for whining/grinding noises coming from it.
You can also try just applying new thermal paste and securing the cooler firmly again if no noises are heard.