i7 4790k cooling issue ? Tags: Cooling Intel i7 CPUs Last response: July 13, 2014 1:58 AM in CPUs Share BradBeau July 12, 2014 5:04:55 PM Hello I've recently made the swap over from AMD to Intel. Purchased the new i7 4790k with an Asus Maximus VII Hero board. All stock settings on CPU, and Stock cooler on Idle CPU is running 53C and on Prime95 running a blend test I got into the 90s before I stopped the test. My old cpu rarely hit 50C and ran idle in the 30Cs, so the strikes me odd. I've tried reseating the cooler to make sure that wasn't the issue. And reapplied thermal paste. Should I be concerned and return this ? Maybe adjusting voltage in mobo ? Also is it normal that all the cpu core temps bounce around ? Thanks More about : 4790k cooling issue Reply to BradBeau PandaBear270 a b à CPUs July 12, 2014 5:11:59 PM Default heatsink? They are sometimes good, but sometimes they suck. For that chip get an Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Reply to PandaBear270 m 0 l esco_sid a b à CPUs July 12, 2014 5:12:47 PM try with the stock cpu cooler see if same issue Reply to esco_sid m 0 l Related resources Need help picking out great liquid cooling system for i7 4790k - Forum Best Water Cooling For i7 4790k? - Forum CPU cooling fan (non water cooled) for i7 4790k processor that is NOT noisy - Forum CPU Cooling i7 4790k - Forum Cooling the i7 4790k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ichigokunbaka July 12, 2014 5:13:19 PM what is you case airflow like ? whats room temp ? using stock cooler? Reply to ichigokunbaka m 0 l Swordkd a c 84 à CPUs July 12, 2014 5:13:25 PM Yeah, the stock Intel coolers are crap. Amd actually makes better stock coolers, which is kinda odd. Your best bet is to spend about 30 dollars and get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Solid cooler, won't set you back a ton of money, and would do well for a basic overclock if that is your wish. Reply to Swordkd m 0 l BradBeau July 12, 2014 7:11:19 PM ichigokunbaka said:what is you case airflow like ? whats room temp ? using stock cooler? Mobo runs at 31C and room temp around 85F. Assuming airflow is decent Reply to BradBeau m 0 l BradBeau July 13, 2014 1:38:42 AM Simply playing Wildstar and hit 90C and game started skipping really bad Reply to BradBeau m 0 l BradBeau July 13, 2014 1:44:34 AM Turned off turbclock, increased stock heatsink fan to turbo, and updated bios until I can get a 212 Evo. Same situation runnin around 60C. Fingers crossed I didn't get a faulty CPU Reply to BradBeau m 0 l PandaBear270 a b à CPUs July 13, 2014 1:58:09 AM BradBeau said:Turned off turbclock, increased stock heatsink fan to turbo, and updated bios until I can get a 212 Evo. Same situation runnin around 60C. Fingers crossed I didn't get a faulty CPU While you wait for the Evo, downclock the cpu so it creates less heat. Reply to PandaBear270 m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Zalman Cooling with i7 4790k Forum Best Water Cooling For i7 4790k? Forum Cooling for R9 295x2 and i7 4790k. Forum Corsair h80i poor cooling - i7 4790k Forum Solvedi7 4790k gtx 760 i want to add a h100i (not overclocking to keep it cool) and i have a cx500m Forum SolvedIs the Corsair H75 enough to keep the Intel i7 4790K over clocked cool? Forum CPU non water cooled fan for i7 4790k processor Forum Intel i7 4790k Overheating Issues Forum Solved4790k cooling related question Forum Solvedi7 4790k high temperatures with a evo 212 Forum Solved4.5ghz OC on 1.2540V i7 4790k Forum SolvedCooler Thermaltake NIC C4 for I7 4790k Forum Solvedi7 4790k built Forum SolvedBest motherboard for i7 4790k? Forum SolvedMotherboard for i7 4790K Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !