First post, by Baoran
This isn't about really old hardware so I wasn't sure if this was right forum area, but it is still about age of a cpu so I tried asking here.
In my case it is about intel cpus that are 6-8 years old now. I am using liquid cooler and I always thought when benchmarking a cpu the liquid cooler means that the temperature goes up more slowly in time. In my case the temperature of a cpu jumps from 35C to 75C immediately when I start a benchmark that puts full load on the cpu and the temperature goes even higher after that initial spike. I was wondering if this is normal or if it is possible that the thermal compound between chip and the heatspreader has gone bad and that is why the heat isn't transferred to the cooler and the liquid very effectively? Also increasing rpm of the pump and fans in the liquid cooler does not seem to lower the temperature which makes me think that the heat isn't transferred to the cooler itself very effectively.
Main question is that is if old cpus can at some point lose their ability to transfer heat to the cooler that no matter how effective the cooler is it doesn't matter?