I got my Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-54-51M5) not too long ago, and for some reason it seems like the average temperature of the CPU in general has gone up a lot since then and somehow switching windows now always causes a spike in CPU temp. I might just be going crazy and maybe my laptop is operating just like it used to, but it still kinda worries me. Could've sworn Shadow Warrior 2 (most demanding game I own) used to only get up to 75, now it gets up to 94 (possibly not safe for long play sessions) and there's thermal throttling, whereas some non-demanding tasks can fluctuate up to 70 occasionally for some reason now. It also seems to take longer to cool down. I know Nitros can have a bad thermal pasting job right out of the factory, but wouldn't that mean it would just be bad from the start and not get worse over time as I use the laptop?
Anyway, what are some specific sure-fire signs that mean I should repaste the CPU?
Don't want to risk any damage if I'm just remembering wrong :P
(sorry to those people who keep answering my questions just to see another one pop up from me, lol. Figuring out what's going on with this laptop isn't as straight forward as I'd like it to be)