Originally Posted by Chicken Patty
I don't know dude, the tech bench helps a lot even if your side panel is open. Nothing like a tech bench
However, make sure your pump is plugged to the PSU, try new TIM, the TIM it brings is great, but it's too much of it. Tighten or loosen your block a bit, see if any small adjustment helps a bit. I once had it too tight, loosening it up a bit helped for a degree or two.
I don't have any spare TIM, that'll have to wait until I can order some, I'll try loosening/tightening the block a bit tomorrow (a bit tired now and don't feel like messing with comp). It's odd that a tech station would do that, it makes me want to try my rig on my spare mobo tray.
BTW, what were your ambients, I just realized that my ambients were 28c (83F), so probably higher than yours