The PC has an i7 6700HQ, all drivers and also the bios are up to date. I was having heavy thermal throttling recently then I decided to repaste both the CPU and the GPU. I used a CoolerMaster brand thermal paste, done it nicely and closed the heatsink in place very firmly. Also dusted and cleaned the fan and all the exhaust holes. Yet it still overheats very quickly up to 99C. What could be causing this excessive heat? Thanks in advance guys.
just a bit of grip then 1/2/3/4 1 full screw spin, until you feel lightest resistance.
That sounds like it might be the case. I didn't over tighten it but I let the pressure spread the paste evenly on cpu. What difference does cross pattern make I wonder? Also should I use something to spread the paste evenly on cpu before placing the heatsink?
You're not supposed to have any problem concerning the removal of the 'Void if Removed' sticker.
It is against the law and Asus surely know about that.
In any event, you could sue them and the law would be on your side (from what I've read).
There were a few articles about that recently.