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Is this i7 4770k CPU bad? (BIos Overheating and OCCT Results inside)

So a buddy of mine just put together a build two days ago. And he went to run Farcry 3 and about 10 minute sin his BIOS popped up a CPU overheating message. Stock heatsink, stock speed. No overclocking.

So then I had him run OCCT and he got this:

OCCT LINPACK TEST RESULTS



OCCT CPU TEST RESULTS



Does he have a bad CPU? Does he need to try resetting the heatsink? Is it possibly the motherboard?

Here are his stats:

I7 4770K (at stock speed)
Asus Z87-A
Kingston Hyper Blue DDR3 1600MHZ RAM
Gigabit Radeon 7970 GHZ
Shinobi XL ATX Case
Corsair 600W Modular Power Supply

Thanks in advance,

-Dan
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  1. Start with the heatsink. Make sure that it is screwed in properly.
  2. It's the default heatsink with the pushpins. But I'll have him check that first. Thanks for the suggestion.
  3. Question: Does he need to go get some new thermal paste and re-apply it if the heatsink is loose? Right now he is just using the factory applied stuff.
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    EternalGamer2 said:
    It's the default heatsink with the pushpins. But I'll have him check that first. Thanks for the suggestion.


    The heatsink does have pushpins but you still need to screw it down once you push it in. The factory applied stuff is fine as long as you don't take off the heatsink. Once you take it off, you will need to remove the existing paste and apply new paste before remounting for optimal temps.
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