CPU(i7 5820k) fried 60C and below? Why?

Hello. As title describes my 5820k pooped. I overclocked it a couple months ago using XMP, a basic 4.0Ghz and slight RAM overclock profile which I was happy with and it ran flawlessly RARELY reaching 70C under load. I game on it a lot, CPU intensive games like WoW, 7 days to die, and recently Fortnite.

It was while playing Fortnite that the CPU began to force shutdowns. I used Furmark, HWinfo and CPU-Z to monitor and stress test. CPU never went above 60-62C, but began to force shutdown once it reached 60C both during gaming and stress tests, would run about 2 minutes before forced shutdown. GPU tests ran for an hour at 85C no problems.

My Build:
i7 5820k OC to 4Ghz
ASRock X99 Extreme3
Adata XPG Z1 4x4GB 2133 OC to 2400
Thermaltake TR2-700 700w power supply

I barely started overclocking this system a few months ago, but I had the CPU for almost 2 years. Thankfully still under warranty.

I've also noticed that the hardware info while in UFEI shows my CPU at 50C, but HWinfo in windows shows it at idle 35-37C. is that normal?

Why would my CPU fail at 60C? just bad luck? I did not touch the voltages, just used the given XMP profile and was content.
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  1. Sandman2k2 said:
    Hello. As title describes my 5820k pooped. I overclocked it a couple months ago using XMP, a basic 4.0Ghz and slight RAM overclock profile which I was happy with and it ran flawlessly RARELY reaching 70C under load. I game on it a lot, CPU intensive games like WoW, 7 days to die, and recently Fortnite.

    It was while playing Fortnite that the CPU began to force shutdowns. I used Furmark, HWinfo and CPU-Z to monitor and stress test. CPU never went above 60-62C, but began to force shutdown once it reached 60C both during gaming and stress tests, would run about 2 minutes before forced shutdown. GPU tests ran for an hour at 85C no problems.

    My Build:
    i7 5820k OC to 4Ghz
    ASRock X99 Extreme3
    Adata XPG Z1 4x4GB 2133 OC to 2400
    Thermaltake TR2-700 700w power supply

    I barely started overclocking this system a few months ago, but I had the CPU for almost 2 years. Thankfully still under warranty.

    I've also noticed that the hardware info while in UFEI shows my CPU at 50C, but HWinfo in windows shows it at idle 35-37C. is that normal?

    Why would my CPU fail at 60C? just bad luck? I did not touch the voltages, just used the given XMP profile and was content.

    I would say your luck is just extremely bad, sorry for your loss. It is said that nothing over "80c" is good for the CPU Idle/Load but your CPU shouldnt explode/melt unless the voltage is high or its too hot (like over 90c).
    You can try to see if anyone else has a proper explanation. What was your Vcore set to?
  2. Zmanrocks said:
    Sandman2k2 said:
    Hello. As title describes my 5820k pooped. I overclocked it a couple months ago using XMP, a basic 4.0Ghz and slight RAM overclock profile which I was happy with and it ran flawlessly RARELY reaching 70C under load. I game on it a lot, CPU intensive games like WoW, 7 days to die, and recently Fortnite.

    It was while playing Fortnite that the CPU began to force shutdowns. I used Furmark, HWinfo and CPU-Z to monitor and stress test. CPU never went above 60-62C, but began to force shutdown once it reached 60C both during gaming and stress tests, would run about 2 minutes before forced shutdown. GPU tests ran for an hour at 85C no problems.

    My Build:
    i7 5820k OC to 4Ghz
    ASRock X99 Extreme3
    Adata XPG Z1 4x4GB 2133 OC to 2400
    Thermaltake TR2-700 700w power supply

    I barely started overclocking this system a few months ago, but I had the CPU for almost 2 years. Thankfully still under warranty.

    I've also noticed that the hardware info while in UFEI shows my CPU at 50C, but HWinfo in windows shows it at idle 35-37C. is that normal?

    Why would my CPU fail at 60C? just bad luck? I did not touch the voltages, just used the given XMP profile and was content.

    I would say your luck is just extremely bad, sorry for your loss. It is said that nothing over "80c" is good for the CPU Idle/Load but your CPU shouldnt explode/melt unless the voltage is high or its too hot (like over 90c).
    You can try to see if anyone else has a proper explanation. What was your Vcore set to?


    voltages were set to auto but I was watching them jump between 1.17 and 1.2
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