Later today whilst performing some system changes I shall be removing my waterblock and exposing my chip.
I am new to this motherboard and my old Asus did not have a sensor arrangement like this one does, so when I originally installed the chip I didn't think to check the diode position.
Although I don't suffer from the dreaded two-tone siren, my temps do seem to arbitrarily change so I'm going to inspect this diode's (thermistor?) position.
Would this diode benefit from a little dab of TIM (AS5) to ensure good contact with the bottom of the chip?