Intel I7 2600K overheating

Hey guys,
I built my computer about one year ago and recently I've been looking at my CPU temperature while I play video games (Dota 2, Arma II). My normal CPU temp when I'm just browsing Facebook is around 45 degrees Celsius. I live in a hot and very humid country (Singapore). Although when I game I've been noticing that my CPU reaches temperatures as high as 74 degrees. I do not use the cooler that came with the CPU, I bought my own Coolermaster one. I recently sent my computer to computer shop to see if there was anything he could do, he changed the thermal paste and cleaned out the dust. He said it would be an option to buy a new cooler, although I do not want to spend money if it wont solve my problem in the first place. I use AI suite II to see my CPU temperature, here is a screenshot of the temp while im writing this and only have Chrome open. (http://i.imgur.com/TN7Hc9A.png?1)
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  1. Its a little high as you said, but within a perfectly acceptable temperature. Make sure all auto overclocking software is turned off, and if need be, go into the BIOS and change the fan speed to a higher level. You live in a pretty hot country (I've been to singapore before, its quite humid), so higher idle temps is to be expected.
  2. JJ1217 said:
    Its a little high as you said, but within a perfectly acceptable temperature. Make sure all auto overclocking software is turned off, and if need be, go into the BIOS and change the fan speed to a higher level. You live in a pretty hot country (I've been to singapore before, its quite humid), so higher idle temps is to be expected.


    Is my gaming temperature okay though? I dont wanna ruin my CPU
  3. To OP - If you use your rig mainly for gaming you can turn off Hyper Threading in the bios. HT adds almost nothing to gaming but makes the CPU run hotter.
  4. I think its fine for not extended use. By extended use I mean 24 hours a day at 100% load, not like a casual 4 hour gaming session or something.
  5. JJ1217 said:
    I think its fine for not extended use. By extended use I mean 24 hours a day at 100% load, not like a casual 4 hour gaming session or something.


    Awesome! Thank you all very much.
  6. FunSurfer said:
    To OP - If you use your rig mainly for gaming you can turn off Hyper Threading in the bios. HT adds almost nothing to gaming but makes the CPU run hotter.


    Not true either, HT has been noted to add up to around 20 frames in Crysis 3.
  7. JJ1217 said:
    FunSurfer said:
    To OP - If you use your rig mainly for gaming you can turn off Hyper Threading in the bios. HT adds almost nothing to gaming but makes the CPU run hotter.


    Not true either, HT has been noted to add up to around 20 frames in Crysis 3.


    Maybe with an i3, not with an i7 2600.
    Not much gains with 2600k compared to 2500k:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1363759/guru3d-crysis-3-benchmarks-review-22-video-cards-tested/140
    With an i3:
    http://www.mycrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=61389

    Also Turbo Boost automatically turns itself off if the CPU temperature gets too high.
  8. FunSurfer said:
    JJ1217 said:
    FunSurfer said:
    To OP - If you use your rig mainly for gaming you can turn off Hyper Threading in the bios. HT adds almost nothing to gaming but makes the CPU run hotter.


    Not true either, HT has been noted to add up to around 20 frames in Crysis 3.


    Maybe with an i3, not with an i7 2600.
    Not much gains with 2600k compared to 2500k:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1363759/guru3d-crysis-3-benchmarks-review-22-video-cards-tested/140
    With an i3:
    http://www.mycrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=61389

    Also Turbo Boost automatically turns itself off if the CPU temperature gets too high.


    http://maldotex.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/hyperthreading-and-real-custom-graphics.html

    This guy made the very very famous MaldoHD Mod for Crysis 2, so I would trust him. Hell Crytek should employ this guy, who did a full retexture of crysis 2 and made it look 10x better.
  9. JJ1217 said:
    FunSurfer said:
    JJ1217 said:
    FunSurfer said:
    To OP - If you use your rig mainly for gaming you can turn off Hyper Threading in the bios. HT adds almost nothing to gaming but makes the CPU run hotter.


    Not true either, HT has been noted to add up to around 20 frames in Crysis 3.


    Maybe with an i3, not with an i7 2600.
    Not much gains with 2600k compared to 2500k:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1363759/guru3d-crysis-3-benchmarks-review-22-video-cards-tested/140
    With an i3:
    http://www.mycrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=61389

    Also Turbo Boost automatically turns itself off if the CPU temperature gets too high.


    http://maldotex.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/hyperthreading-and-real-custom-graphics.html

    This guy made the very very famous MaldoHD Mod for Crysis 2, so I would trust him. Hell Crytek should employ this guy, who did a full retexture of crysis 2 and made it look 10x better.


    Nice find. I stand corrected. I don't understand why most CPU benchmarks don't show this difference, but I found one that does:
    http://www.overclock.net/g/i/1304072/gamegpu-crysis-3-final-gpu-cpu-scaling/flat/1/
    Two benchmarks are enough for me...

    By the way, according to the software Core Temp, maximum temperature for 2600 is 98C.
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