If this is not okay, what do I need to do to remedy the situation?
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More about7700k normal idle temperatures
Do you have the cores locked at 4.4 GHZ? If so, more than acceptable. In normal mode, it will sit at .8 - 1.0 GHz at idle, about 32c, and only ramp up to 4.2 GHz base/ 1 core at 4.5 GHz for typical 60c gaming load...
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Do you have the cores locked at 4.4 GHZ?
Well actually that explains everything, I didn't even notice that. I assumed I was running 4.2GHz but apparently it is set to 4.4GHz on its own.