My desktop PC consists of Intel's i7-8700 non-K, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and Asus Prime Z370-A. It runs Windows 10 Pro. The CPU used to be cooled by Corsair's H80i v2 liquid AIO but now it is cooled by Noctua's NH-U12S.
Both coolers keep the CPU cool when they're active and idling in Windows gives...
The response given last month was very discouraging, which suggests that Intel will not be making any changes to their thermal contact process or materials:
Re: Thermal sensor issue i7-7700k?
Ronald_Intel May 2, 2017 7:30 AM (in response to BC93Key)
We appreciate the feedback...
Hi Ryzen Owners : I've a question put to me by an acquaintance, about whether Ryzen 1700 comes with thermal paste pre-applied. Given that it comes with the CPU Cooler (wraith) I'm guessing the answer is YES.
But rather than guess, I'd love to confirm with new owners of the CPU - Is there...
This is great news (for everyone except the liquid nitrogen people and those selling delidding machines/services).