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Cpu Temp goes 80 to 90c while gaming

Im getting 80 to 90c temp on cpu while playing games like dota2 , csgo , gta5 , overwatch etc. is it normal or is it too high for my cpu temp ? This is my build and im using kraken x61 by the way with i7-4790k cpu
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  1. TOO HIGH !
  2. salerhino said:
    TOO HIGH !


    Oh shit , what should i do ? Any solutions for that? But sometimes its like around 70 to 80c something so i really dont know
  3. Like salerhino said those temps are really high for that CPU.

    You have an AIO liquid cooling system so it’s really hard that you hit those temps with liquid cooling.

    First of all I´ll recommend you to replace the thermal paste in your CPU and check that the heat sink is well placed an secure on top of the CPU. A bad assembly can be perfectly the reason of those temps, otherwise your AIO is not working properly or the pump is dead.

    There is a few more thing that could be happening in there but I´ll star with that first.
  4. dokgoamazing said:
    salerhino said:
    TOO HIGH !


    Oh shit , what should i do ? Any solutions for that? But sometimes its like around 70 to 80c something so i really dont know


    And as Sm0k said, while changing the thermal paste be smart and clean the whole PC from dust !
  5. And, yeah, dont vacuum it, some people say that it can cause ESD.
  6. Sm0k said:
    Like salerhino said those temps are really high for that CPU.

    You have an AIO liquid cooling system so it’s really hard that you hit those temps with liquid cooling.

    First of all I´ll recommend you to replace the thermal paste in your CPU and check that the heat sink is well placed an secure on top of the CPU. A bad assembly can be perfectly the reason of those temps, otherwise your AIO is not working properly or the pump is dead.

    There is a few more thing that could be happening in there but I´ll star with that first.





    The assembly is fine and the fan is doing fine also , btw my idle temp is 32 to 38c maybe ill the with the thermal paste
  7. If you are not sure how to apply/re-apply thermal paste you have guide on Tom's hardware: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/333968-28-thermal-paste-removal-installation-guide
  8. dokgoamazing said:
    Sm0k said:
    Like salerhino said those temps are really high for that CPU.

    You have an AIO liquid cooling system so it’s really hard that you hit those temps with liquid cooling.

    First of all I´ll recommend you to replace the thermal paste in your CPU and check that the heat sink is well placed an secure on top of the CPU. A bad assembly can be perfectly the reason of those temps, otherwise your AIO is not working properly or the pump is dead.

    There is a few more thing that could be happening in there but I´ll star with that first.





    The assembly is fine and the fan is doing fine also , btw my idle temp is 32 to 38c maybe ill the with the thermal paste


    If you do it well it won’t damage your system, and you can discard one thing of the probable causes.
  9. Sm0k said:
    Like salerhino said those temps are really high for that CPU.

    You have an AIO liquid cooling system so it’s really hard that you hit those temps with liquid cooling.

    First of all I´ll recommend you to replace the thermal paste in your CPU and check that the heat sink is well placed an secure on top of the CPU. A bad assembly can be perfectly the reason of those temps, otherwise your AIO is not working properly or the pump is dead.

    There is a few more thing that could be happening in there but I´ll star with that first.





    Sm0k said:
    dokgoamazing said:
    Sm0k said:
    Like salerhino said those temps are really high for that CPU.

    You have an AIO liquid cooling system so it’s really hard that you hit those temps with liquid cooling.

    First of all I´ll recommend you to replace the thermal paste in your CPU and check that the heat sink is well placed an secure on top of the CPU. A bad assembly can be perfectly the reason of those temps, otherwise your AIO is not working properly or the pump is dead.

    There is a few more thing that could be happening in there but I´ll star with that first.





    The assembly is fine and the fan is doing fine also , btw my idle temp is 32 to 38c maybe ill the with the thermal paste


    If you do it well it won’t damage your system, and you can discard one thing of the probable causes.


    What do you mean by that im sorry
  10. Waht I wanted to say was that it wont cause any harm to replace the thermal paste from your CPU.

    Is your CPU overclocked?
  11. Sm0k said:
    Waht I wanted to say was that it wont cause any harm to replace the thermal paste from your CPU.

    Is your CPU overclocked?


    Im not sure idk
  12. If you don´t know you probably don’t have any OC, you can reset your CMOS in the BIOS configuration (load optimized configuration) just to make sure that everything is ok.

    If everything continues the same after checking the cooling, thermal paste, configuration and BIOS you might need to consider the possibility that your chip is defective.
  13. Sm0k said:
    If you don´t know you probably don’t have any OC, you can reset your CMOS in the BIOS configuration (load optimized configuration) just to make sure that everything is ok.

    If everything continues the same after checking the cooling, thermal paste, configuration and BIOS you might need to consider the possibility that your chip is defective.


    Ahm Btw i was just running at 75% of the rpm of kraken x61
  14. Sm0k said:
    Idle??


    25% at idle 75% at gaming
  15. and at 75% the CPU reaches up to 90º¿?
  16. Best answer
    Either thermal paste is applied wrong, cooler isn't seated properly, pump is dead (though I think it would idle higher and load would prob be 100c if pump was dead) or cpu is overclocked with too high of a voltage. Those are my guesses. Download hwmonitor to check voltages etc
  17. one of the most mistakes people do is forgetting the protective cover for the copper plate(the part where it touches the cpu)
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