Ghost Of Jupiter said:
Hello! I am using an i7-4790k, with a closed liquid cooling system, for about 2 years. Recently, the computer has begun to shut down for overheating. I installed real temp, and open hardware monitor. While running older games, that used to be a breeze - about 40% load, 60% during particularly difficult sequences - they both are listing the chip as hovering right around 100 degrees Celsius.
So, I browsed some forums and did the following. I checked the coolant block, and heard water swishing around, so that shouldn't be it. I cleaned out the old thermal paste, and applied new stuff, then put the whole thing back together. As I write this, with Dragon Age: Inquisition running in the background, all 4 of my cores are hitting 100 degrees, consistently. Do I need a need a new water cooler?
I checked the tubes - one is very hot, the other is much cooler. That seems to imply the cooler is working. I also did the thermal paste again, and as I write this, at a 4% load, real temp is saying my temperature is 78 degrees.
Do you have another cooler that you can use for comparison?