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CPU Getting far too Hot

Hi Guys,

My new build is showing up some strange results, this is my first build and just curious to if im missing something obvious.

Build:

i7 4770k - stock cooler
8gb ddr3 ram
asus z87k
Amd r9 270x
120gb ssd
1tb hdd



see the picture of my results, just wondered if anyone had nay ideas to why i am getting these kinds of temps?

Thanks

Rwalker90
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  1. sorry didnt realise the picture would come out so small.

    please see link

    http://i.imgur.com/kdivvCp.jpg
  2. Best answer
    Holy cow. Try re-seating your cpu cooler. Re apply a fresh dab of thermal paste. About a pea size in the middle of your processor will do since the cooler will spread it.
  3. Remember to remove the old paste first. 75-90% isopropyl alcohol and some lint-free material (e.g. coffee filters) should be good. Wait until it's dry to apply fresh thermal paste. Here's a tutorial on how to apply and remove it.
  4. Woah, I'd recommend getting a new cooler since the stock cooler for the i7 4770K isn't too good and a high temp will tear on your CPU. What temperature did you land on after the new thermal paste?
    I have the same processor as you do and I quickly switched from the stock fan to a Corsair H100i, really worth it. Went from a max of 98C whilst playing BF4 too a max of 52C(the fans aren't even on max then). At the same time it's nice to have a good fan if you ever want too overclock, not that you will be needing it at the moment:D
  5. CNAP said:
    Woah, I'd recommend getting a new cooler since the stock cooler for the i7 4770K isn't too good and a high temp will tear on your CPU. What temperature did you land on after the new thermal paste?
    I have the same processor as you do and I quickly switched from the stock fan to a Corsair H100i, really worth it. Went from a max of 98C whilst playing BF4 too a max of 52C(the fans aren't even on max then). At the same time it's nice to have a good fan if you ever want too overclock, not that you will be needing it at the moment:D



    Problem solved :) I removed the stock cooler and put in a corsair h60. Now I'm getting 30 - 40 maximum temp whilst gaming. I have a feeling it was a combination of the poor stock cooler and poor installation by myself.
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