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i7 4790k cpu temps too high

My mobo is reporting that my cpu is 70 C at 22% load. I have an aftermarket water cooler (the corsair h60) and I'm worried that these temps are FAR too high. Did I do something wrong when I installed the water cooler? Can I reset it without adding on new thermal paste (as I don't have any)?
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    You will need new thermal grease to remount it. I would first make sure that the back plate screws and mounting ring are secure
  2. Which software do you use to read the temps? Remove the cooler. Clean the residue of thermal paste off the CPU and cooler base. Apply new thermal paste like Arctic Silver on the CPU and install the cooler again. Make sure that backplate and the cooler are firmly but not tightly fixed. Clean the rad and fan as well. Do it when they are taken off the system. Also hold the fan such that its blades don't rotate with high pressure compressed air or whatever mechanism you use.

    Read the temps in the mobo BIOS as well. What is your room temp?
  3. I followed the first suggestion, and tightened down the cooler a bit more (I was worried I would break the cpu, so I didn't tightening it as much.) At 22% load, speedfan says 22c and asus' program says 34c. So I'm MUCH happier with that, especially since those were the two programs that were telling me it was super high before. Thanks to everyone for their replies.
  4. Now it's back up to 80c under 30% load :( I have *NO* thermal grease, and I won't have access to any till tomorrow. I plugged the the pump into cpu_opt, and I have a push/pull fan on the radiator.
  5. I did something stupid, and ran prime95, and my computer hanged almost instantly. I had to turn the power off. I don't know what's going on.
  6. So I'm going to go up to a local computer store, buy s'more thermal grease, and remount it, and see if that helps. if not, I dunno what to do.
  7. You mounted ur CPU without thermal grease? Wow...
  8. No, there was thermal grease already on the copper plate. I'm not stupid.
  9. but youdidn't clean it and reapply new. thats the problem. You must have a ton of airbubbles.
  10. No, I never applied it, I just used the thermal grease on the plate. I'm going to remount it tomorrow, but I need to buy some thermal grease first.
  11. DON'T power up the system until you have reinstalled the cooler with NEW thermal grease. Hopefully, you haven't already damaged the CPU. Here are some recommended thermal grease/paste products.
    Artic Silver 5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007&ignorebbr=1
    Tuniq
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003&ignorebbr=1
    Noctua
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608008&ignorebbr=1
  12. Okay, I couldn't get any of the ones listed (I didn't want to wait for them to be shipped) so I got antec nanodiamond 7, and had to apply it twice (too much the first time). The second time seemed to work okay, so I'm booted it up. Under nearly the same load, actually 47% load, it's at 43C, which is a MUCH better temperature. I will continue to monitor it, but I think I got it this time. When I pulled up the heat sink the first time, only like 25% of the cpu was covered in thermal paste. This was probably my problem. We'll see how it goes. The cpu appears to be okay. I also reoriented the pump a little (made it so that the corsair name is readable when the computer's upright, which is the only other position I could get it into. Anyways. 43C is 21 above ambient, which is maybe too high, but we'll see what happens.
  13. Is 82C under 100% load bad? I don't know anymore. I thought I had this thing fixed.
  14. Sandstar said:
    Is 82C under 100% load bad? I don't know anymore. I thought I had this thing fixed.

    it's not what you would expect from this CPU :(, actually, it's supossed to run a little bit cooler that the 4770k (If we're talking that you have your CPU at stock speed), and what you have is an H60, it should run to max 65° (as I think, I'm based on this review of the 4790 [non k], with an H100 Review_here) however as I recall intel chips can handle temps under 90° but I don't feel that it's good for the CPU to push it that far and I actually don't know how to determine if your watercooling solution is damaged or so... :/
  15. n_9404 said:
    Sandstar said:
    Is 82C under 100% load bad? I don't know anymore. I thought I had this thing fixed.

    it's not what you would expect from this CPU :(, actually, it's supossed to run a little bit cooler that the 4770k (If we're talking that you have your CPU at stock speed), and what you have is an H60, it should run to max 65° (as I think, I'm based on this review of the 4790 [non k], with an H100 Review_here) however as I recall intel chips can handle temps under 90° but I don't feel that it's good for the CPU to push it that far and I actually don't know how to determine if your watercooling solution is damaged or so... :/


    So, what do you think I should do? Buy a new cooler?
  16. Okay, I went out and got a new cooler (coolermaster evo) and idle is like 30c, and running prime95 for 5 minutes is 61c. Those are far better numbers. We'll see how it goes.
  17. Sandstar said:
    Okay, I went out and got a new cooler (coolermaster evo) and idle is like 30c, and running prime95 for 5 minutes is 61c. Those are far better numbers. We'll see how it goes.

    Nice to hear that!, those are nice temps for your CPU, I was about to ask you if you have tested it with the stock cooler but you came with a better one :)
  18. I'm still extremely nervous about this build. I rand prime95 for 10 minutes, and it was in the mid 60's. I still worry I screwed something up. I don't feel like I can overclock this tho, so I have a expensive cpu, and mobo, and I can't overclock 'em. Oh well. Thanks to everyone for helping me out, I appreciate it. This was a tough build, and is my last. It's too nerve wracking.
  19. mid-60s for Prime95 after 10 minutes is a perfectly safe temperature for the 4790K. Try overclocking it a little bit and see what temps you get. Really anything under 70C should be fine long term, 80C is starting to push it, 90C and up I wouldn't recommend.

    I bought a 4790K as well,running at stock speed no overclock after 30 minutes of Prime95 I'm hitting 70C, thats with a Noctua slim NH-U14S cooler with 1 fan with the speed set very low to reduce noise. If I removed the low noise adaptor from the fan I'd prob get much cooler temps but I've no plans to overclock so am happy with that. In real world use it'll never reach the cpu pull of prime95 anyways.
  20. You can experiment with adding more fans or changing your fan temperature ramp. And you can always reapply the grease until you are comfortable.

    And lastly you can try a more efficient heat sink.

    Good Luck.
  21. Don't forget that ambient temperature plays a roll in this too. If it's warm in your house your temps are going to be higher. It will affect the headroom you have for an OC.

    Keep in mind that the 4790K isn't the godsend that Intel and some press were trying to make it out to be. People who hit the silicon lotto and got chips with likely the best clock speed potentials are stuck around 5.1GHz even when using pretty awesome custom water cooling setups. It seems that users with high-end air coolers and closed loop water coolers are at 4.6 and 4.7Ghz stable overclocks.
  22. Yeah for some reason the 4790K doesn't like being clocked too high, but there's no doubt that in the range it is comfortable working in, the temp is a few degrees lower than the 4770K.
  23. My 4790k seems to be a faulty one that got through the bin process, as shortly after setting up my new rig, I ran Prime95 to see what temperatures this 'Designed for OC' CPU hit (On the stock cooler) needless to say it hit 100°C+ In seconds and I powered off as fast as possible. I was uncertain if something had gone wrong, so I remounted the stock cooler, still hit 100+ in seconds in Prime95. So I ordered another H80i, since I've had a great time with it in my old rig. with the H80i in Push-pull config, 85-90°C in Prime95 within about 30 seconds of the test starting.

    Fortunately I have 15days to return or exchange it where I bought it from, fingers crossed for getting a better sample tomorrow.

    PS: This was all at stock speeds of 4.00ghz with the CPU self turbo going 4.1-4.3ghz never even hit its marketed 4.4ghz turbo speed ;(
  24. Goliith it sounds like the cooler isn't installed correctly. Make sure that the thermal grease is properly applied

    There is the possibility that the CPU is defective, but I wouldn't think it is very likely.
  25. It would be surprising if the chips internal thermal paste is badly applied in some units and should have been tested in the intel factory before shipping I would have thought, but anythings possible I suppose. My 4790K has perfectly fine temps with air cooler.
  26. Well, at this stage the two coolers I've used have both been reapplied twice, with 0 difference to stress temperatures, and the CPU is hitting MASSIVE temps nearly instantly. the CPU gets great Idle Temps, as low as 23-25C but the instant it gets any load it rockets to 50C+ in a heartbeat at low loads, or launches from 25C to 80C in under 3 seconds on Prime95, with a reseated, Arctic Silver pasted, H80i.

    MIcrocenter is pretty great with exchanges, though I have to wait till Wednesday for their new shipment to come through, so fortunately the CPU is perfectly functional, it just runs very hot under large loads.
  27. Goliath, I hope that fixes your problem. Let us know how it turns out.
  28. Definitely will do.
  29. Goliith said:
    Well, at this stage the two coolers I've used have both been reapplied twice, with 0 difference to stress temperatures, and the CPU is hitting MASSIVE temps nearly instantly. the CPU gets great Idle Temps, as low as 23-25C but the instant it gets any load it rockets to 50C+ in a heartbeat at low loads, or launches from 25C to 80C in under 3 seconds on Prime95, with a reseated, Arctic Silver pasted, H80i.

    MIcrocenter is pretty great with exchanges, though I have to wait till Wednesday for their new shipment to come through, so fortunately the CPU is perfectly functional, it just runs very hot under large loads.


    It's not just you man. I just made the jump from an AMD board and FX8350 to the MSI Z97 XPower and 4790k and my temps are crazy with Prime 95. I'm also using the H100i. My 8350 was overclocked to 4.6ghz and idled at 18 degrees. This thing idles at 28-30 with everything stock. I tried running Prime and it shot to 80 degrees instantly. So i cut it off and checked the paste and cooler. Everything mounted and secured fine, and I'm using Gelid GC extreme thermal paste, which I'd read was some of the absolute best (according to a round up review of Thermal pastes from Toms actually). I cleaned the cooler heatsink and the chip and reapplied. I haven't been brave enough to run Prime again lol, but I did use the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility stress test and it got up to 57-60, and that was only after about 3 or 4 minutes. What is going on with these chips?? Should they really be hitting 60 degrees at stock settings??
  30. Goliith said:
    Well, at this stage the two coolers I've used have both been reapplied twice, with 0 difference to stress temperatures, and the CPU is hitting MASSIVE temps nearly instantly. the CPU gets great Idle Temps, as low as 23-25C but the instant it gets any load it rockets to 50C+ in a heartbeat at low loads, or launches from 25C to 80C in under 3 seconds on Prime95, with a reseated, Arctic Silver pasted, H80i.

    MIcrocenter is pretty great with exchanges, though I have to wait till Wednesday for their new shipment to come through, so fortunately the CPU is perfectly functional, it just runs very hot under large loads.


    Try turning off Hyper Threading, this make my temp dropped 15C to 20C at high load.
  31. JNor said:
    Goliith said:
    Well, at this stage the two coolers I've used have both been reapplied twice, with 0 difference to stress temperatures, and the CPU is hitting MASSIVE temps nearly instantly. the CPU gets great Idle Temps, as low as 23-25C but the instant it gets any load it rockets to 50C+ in a heartbeat at low loads, or launches from 25C to 80C in under 3 seconds on Prime95, with a reseated, Arctic Silver pasted, H80i.

    MIcrocenter is pretty great with exchanges, though I have to wait till Wednesday for their new shipment to come through, so fortunately the CPU is perfectly functional, it just runs very hot under large loads.


    It's not just you man. I just made the jump from an AMD board and FX8350 to the MSI Z97 XPower and 4790k and my temps are crazy with Prime 95. I'm also using the H100i. My 8350 was overclocked to 4.6ghz and idled at 18 degrees. This thing idles at 28-30 with everything stock. I tried running Prime and it shot to 80 degrees instantly. So i cut it off and checked the paste and cooler. Everything mounted and secured fine, and I'm using Gelid GC extreme thermal paste, which I'd read was some of the absolute best (according to a round up review of Thermal pastes from Toms actually). I cleaned the cooler heatsink and the chip and reapplied. I haven't been brave enough to run Prime again lol, but I did use the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility stress test and it got up to 57-60, and that was only after about 3 or 4 minutes. What is going on with these chips?? Should they really be hitting 60 degrees at stock settings??


    I was on the same boat as you, with stock cooler, temp shoot up to high 90's even 100C when running Prime but CPU never get shut down and still running stable for several minutes till I stopped the Prime. Returned and replaced a new CPU, added ThermalTake Frio cooler with Arctic 5 lowered the temp a little bit but not much. Then I turned HyperThreading off, the temp instantly dropped by 15 to 20C. This may not be a good solution but reduces the problem to a more manageable one.

    I have a feeling that this CPU may run hotter than others, or the MB may not report the correct temperature.
  32. cko123 said:
    JNor said:
    Goliith said:
    Well, at this stage the two coolers I've used have both been reapplied twice, with 0 difference to stress temperatures, and the CPU is hitting MASSIVE temps nearly instantly. the CPU gets great Idle Temps, as low as 23-25C but the instant it gets any load it rockets to 50C+ in a heartbeat at low loads, or launches from 25C to 80C in under 3 seconds on Prime95, with a reseated, Arctic Silver pasted, H80i.

    MIcrocenter is pretty great with exchanges, though I have to wait till Wednesday for their new shipment to come through, so fortunately the CPU is perfectly functional, it just runs very hot under large loads.


    It's not just you man. I just made the jump from an AMD board and FX8350 to the MSI Z97 XPower and 4790k and my temps are crazy with Prime 95. I'm also using the H100i. My 8350 was overclocked to 4.6ghz and idled at 18 degrees. This thing idles at 28-30 with everything stock. I tried running Prime and it shot to 80 degrees instantly. So i cut it off and checked the paste and cooler. Everything mounted and secured fine, and I'm using Gelid GC extreme thermal paste, which I'd read was some of the absolute best (according to a round up review of Thermal pastes from Toms actually). I cleaned the cooler heatsink and the chip and reapplied. I haven't been brave enough to run Prime again lol, but I did use the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility stress test and it got up to 57-60, and that was only after about 3 or 4 minutes. What is going on with these chips?? Should they really be hitting 60 degrees at stock settings??


    I was on the same boat as you, with stock cooler, temp shoot up to high 90's even 100C when running Prime but CPU never get shut down and still running stable for several minutes till I stopped the Prime. Returned and replaced a new CPU, added ThermalTake Frio cooler with Arctic 5 lowered the temp a little bit but not much. Then I turned HyperThreading off, the temp instantly dropped by 15 to 20C. This may not be a good solution but reduces the problem to a more manageable one.

    I have a feeling that this CPU may run hotter than others, or the MB may not report the correct temperature.



    Don't you see a big decrease in performance while gaming when you disable that?
  33. I play Flight Sim X mostly, I do not feel the drop in performance, it does use lot of CPU power rather than GPU power. But in theory, you won't see much degrading on performance unless you do heavy multi-tasking.
  34. Well, Update. Just got my new 4790k from Microcenter, hooked up and Prime 95. 89°C is the highest temp it hits at about 3-5mins in. This is still on a Push-pull H80i Cooler with Arctic Silver 5 paste. I'm at a loss of what to do. This is running at 4.2ghz under its own turbo speeds...here I was hoping to Overclock.

    1.13v @ 4.2ghz;
    89°C Core#0,
    88°C Core#1,
    87°C Core#2,
    81°C Core#3
  35. Did you read the Tom's article on the i7-4790K a few weeks ago? Their temperatures were around 70 C at 4.2 GHz. The 4770K temps are more in line with your results.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-4790k-devils-canyon-overclock-performance,3845-2.html

    It makes me wonder if some of the early i7-4790K are re-branded i7-4770K's.

    But on the other hand the author admits they get the cream of the crop samples.
  36. I believe I read that one, or a very similar one a couple weeks back. but even still, my 4790k is pulling almost 10C higher than their 4770k got in that test. I'm going to try some other random things with it still I suppose, more tension on the Heatsink screws, less tension on them, changing the airflow direction on the fans for my H80i...I'm willing to try anything at this point, as I cant afford to keep spending money on 60mi trips to Microcenter to return them. Not to mention this new CPU is pulling nearly the EXACT same temperatures as the other one I had, even with the same distribution of Heat. #0 being hottest, and then #3 being 3-10C lower than the other cores. I'm wondering if it could be something else entirely...I certainly have no clue.
  37. Try turning off Hyperthreading to see how it does.
  38. I took my i7 4790k to 4.6GHz today and it stayed around 65C after 30 min of Prime 95 (68C was highest temp). Under normal load (playing BF4) its in the high 40's or around 50(C). And I am idling around 23C, using a Corsair H80i push/pull with three 140mm exhaust fans in a Corsair Air 540 case. Right now Real Temp shows 23/21/22/24.

    I have an MSI Gaming Z97M board and I used MX-4 paste. I'm not sure why you guys seem to be having such high temps, because I'm actually surprised just how cool my 4790k is staying.

    And mine is first batch L3. It's an awesome proc. I have not turned off Hyperthreading and have voltage set to "Auto" in MSI BIOS and it was at 1.202v. System seemed very stable - I saw no hiccups. I'm gonna keep experimenting but I'm not really gonna try to push this thing too hard. But very happy so far.
  39. I wish I had luck like yours Haki. I'm also on an MSI Z97 Mobo, the Gaming 5. My 4790k runs at about 45-55°C in BF4 stock speeds with the same cooler as you. and I idle at about the same temp as you as well, 21-27°C
  40. Are you using your H80i fans as exhaust or intake? I have both of mine set as intake, pulling in outside air (because I have a very cool basement computer office with a great ambient temp). The theory is the air inside the case - especially because of my MSI 4GB GTX Overclocked 770 is much warmer than the outside ambient air. So I'm pulling in cooler air from outside. I then have my three 140mm case fans exhausting the hot air out of the case. You can feel it if you hold your hand down in front of the front panel or on top. I experimented when I first built this rig a few weeks ago, and with the H80i fans reversed, my temps were ~10C warmer. But you have to have a spacious case like my 540.

    Its working for me though.

    Do you have L3 batch?

    Also if you have a MSI mobo, your BIOS should have an "Enhanced Turbo" feature like mine does. I can turn that on, and the multiplier stays at x44 for all four cores at all times, making it run at 4.4GHz. Its pretty sweet and this isn't really even OC'ing. Temps still below 30C.

  41. The fans are currently running as Exhaust fans, rather then intake fans (Thanks to corsairs diagrams being the opposite of their instructions...) But I will be reversing them to intakes sometime soon to see the difference. I am on an MSI Gaming 5 Motherboard, but I'm weary to try and force the CPU to run at 4.4ghz at all times. While it doesn't get TOO hot during normal use like gaming, I worry that If I pushed it to 100% usage for too long at 4.4ghz it would crash my system/get too hot.
  42. I wouldn't risk the processor by overclocking if it is already reaching temperatures in the 80 - 90 C. But it is your decision.
  43. Yea, that is pretty much my feelings on the matter. I guess I will just have to try and envision my CPU not as a 4790k, but instead a 4770k thats OCed as high as it can be.
  44. Thanks to everyone for their replies.
  45. I'm in the same boat here with my new build. I just upgraded to a Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 7 motherboard with the i7 4970k and I'm getting extreme temperatures. I first noticed it when I was testing to see how fast Handbrake could encode a video and 15 minutes into it, I got a BSOD. This happened at the stock settings of 4ghz with turbo boost of 4.4ghz and was using the stock cooler.

    So I decided to check my temps under load with Prime95 and they immediately started pushing 100C (not good at all). After this, I installed the beefier heatsink with push\pull fans from my previous system and it dropped the temps in prime95 down to around the upper 80s/lower 90s (which still isn't good at all) and I retested Handbrake and it was bouncing around the mid 70s (which is still uncomfortable for a factory-clocked cpu). For reference, my old system could OC an AMD Phenom II x6 1100t @4ghz (this is the exact same on-air heatsink and exact same case set up I'm currently using) and keep it under 60. I'm finding it very discouraging that Intel's latest and greatest will perform much, much worse.

    All of my fans are working properly and running at max and my heatsink is seated properly with Arctic 5 Silver (I've checked and double checked this, both on the stock cooler and my own aftermarket cooler). Did I just lose the silicone lottery?
  46. The hotter temperatures aren't ideal, but I bought an i7 930 overclocked from 2.8ghz to 4ghz like 4 years ago, and it's still running fine despite how hot it's been getting.

    The old case I had really wasn't great at all, and it'd hit 100C on full load fairly easily and blue screen. I remember that summer at uni, it was so warm I had to render with 1/4 of the processing power to keep it from overheating. The new case with watercooling is better, but with it's high overclock and the current warm weather, it's at 55C normally, or up to 85C (or 95C on a very hot day) on full load if I don't put the fans on their jet engine settings :P

    I know it's not great, but eventually I will upgrade, and like I said, it's been going for 4 years like that, and aside from the heat, it's never given me any problems, so don't quote me on this, but as long as you're not going over 80 or 90 degrees all the time, you should be alright
  47. I have today bought i7 4790k and this cpu with coolermaster evo 212 instantly on load hit 100 degree and trottling to 3.7 so I RMA it and come with new one. That one hit with intel burn test 100 as well and was trotlling til 4.2ghz and vcore was only 1.172 max!!! So I tryied stock cooler... 100 instantly on the load. Now I have 3rd one 4790k and this one is not trottling but hitting 95 degree. I look at the dealer like a stupid gay but i now that this shippment is FAULTY. You can get 100 degree celzius on full load with aftermarket cooler that could 4770k cooled on 4.6ghz and 1.272 vcore! Intel is doing somesthing terribly wrong!


    ]I'm in the same boat here with my new build. I just upgraded to a Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 7 motherboard with the i7 4970k and I'm getting extreme temperatures. I first noticed it when I was testing to see how fast Handbrake could encode a video and 15 minutes into it, I got a BSOD. This happened at the stock settings of 4ghz with turbo boost of 4.4ghz and was using the stock cooler.

    So I decided to check my temps under load with Prime95 and they immediately started pushing 100C (not good at all). After this, I installed the beefier heatsink with push\pull fans from my previous system and it dropped the temps in prime95 down to around the upper 80s/lower 90s (which still isn't good at all) and I retested Handbrake and it was bouncing around the mid 70s (which is still uncomfortable for a factory-clocked cpu). For reference, my old system could OC an AMD Phenom II x6 1100t @4ghz (this is the exact same on-air heatsink and exact same case set up I'm currently using) and keep it under 60. I'm finding it very discouraging that Intel's latest and greatest will perform much, much worse.

    All of my fans are working properly and running at max and my heatsink is seated properly with Arctic 5 Silver (I've checked and double checked this, both on the stock cooler and my own aftermarket cooler). Did I just lose the silicone lottery?
  48. hapkiman said:
    I took my i7 4790k to 4.6GHz today and it stayed around 65C after 30 min of Prime 95 (68C was highest temp). Under normal load (playing BF4) its in the high 40's or around 50(C). And I am idling around 23C, using a Corsair H80i push/pull with three 140mm exhaust fans in a Corsair Air 540 case. Right now Real Temp shows 23/21/22/24.

    I have an MSI Gaming Z97M board and I used MX-4 paste. I'm not sure why you guys seem to be having such high temps, because I'm actually surprised just how cool my 4790k is staying.

    And mine is first batch L3. It's an awesome proc. I have not turned off Hyperthreading and have voltage set to "Auto" in MSI BIOS and it was at 1.202v. System seemed very stable - I saw no hiccups. I'm gonna keep experimenting but I'm not really gonna try to push this thing too hard. But very happy so far.


    You could most likely lose a few degrees C if you lowered the voltage a little. Stock voltages are always higher than they need to be, and the "auto overclock" features are crap on a stick, as they just raise the stock voltages up a bit to make sure it runs stable.
  49. Vizvy said:
    I have today bought i7 4790k and this cpu with coolermaster evo 212 instantly on load hit 100 degree and trottling to 3.7 so I RMA it and come with new one. That one hit with intel burn test 100 as well and was trotlling til 4.2ghz and vcore was only 1.172 max!!! So I tryied stock cooler... 100 instantly on the load. Now I have 3rd one 4790k and this one is not trottling but hitting 95 degree. I look at the dealer like a stupid gay but i now that this shippment is FAULTY. You can get 100 degree celzius on full load with aftermarket cooler that could 4770k cooled on 4.6ghz and 1.272 vcore! Intel is doing somesthing terribly wrong!





    I don't know about that... I've been tooling around with my second chip and it's marginally better than the old one, though it's still performing very similarly to the one I had replaced.

    But what has me thinking it's not an issue of the batch is that I noticed in a review from AnandTech, they mentioned temps of around 80C at stock settings (4ghz with 4.4 turbo core) on water. Where it gets strange is that when they manually adjust the frequency to 4.4ghz on all cores, the temps are 10C lower and it's drawing less power.

    I also happened to pick up the exact same water cooler (Corsair H80i) they were using in their tests and I'm now finding my results are right in line with theirs (albeit my temps are a little higher due to this heat-wave). I'm starting to believe this chip is not meant to be run at stock settings with a stock cooler.
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