Core i7 6700k Stock Temps

My processor cores jumps to about 80C during stress tests and low 40's in the UEFI BIOS. Are these expected in an i7? My cpu cooler is a Cooler Master Seidon 120V. I'm afraid these temps are quite alarming since I saw the assembler put a lot of thermal paste on the cooler side. My motherboard is an ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Aura.
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    Heyo Emmaaaan

    Your temps are still fine. Since you said it only reaches 80 degrees under stress test, you should be fine. You idle temps seems abit high though, so you should probably look wether the cooler is correctly seated or has adquient amount thermal paste.

    Good luck solving the problem!
  2. Removed the heatsink and found out that there were was LOT of thermal paste. It was all over the CPU cooler and some even spilled on to the Mobo. Replaced it an temps are now around 60-69C is stress tests on Intel XTU.
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