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i7 7700k high temps at 1.25 volts

Hello, i just got an i7 7700k and the temps were really high. I went ahead and underclocked it to 4.2ghz at 1.25 volts and its still reaching 70-75 degrees while gaming. I am using an aio with 2 120mm fans in push pull. Ive tried applying the thermal paste (artic mx-4) multiple times with different methods but the cpu is still running hot. I know these cpus run hot but i havent seen a single thread about it being at 4.2ghz 1.25v and running with high temps. Is there something wrong with the cpu? Should i delid it? Should i return it?
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  1. What AiO are you using?

    *I'd say those are normal temps for a 120mm AiO. 70-75C is warm but it's not too hot. I've always been told 240mm AiO and up is what you want for something like an i7 K-series if you want to use an AiO.
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  2. MrN1ce9uy said:
    What AiO are you using?

    *I'd say those are normal temps for a 120mm AiO. 70-75C is warm but it's not too hot. I've always been told 240mm AiO and up is what you want for something like an i7 K-series if you want to use an AiO.


    Im using a corsair h60 aio. I know its an old and crappy aio that i have had for about 2 years now. I didnt think that at stock speed the temps with the i7 would be so high.
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    Voltage may have a lot to do with it. You could try lowering it some. I would suggest buying a decent air cooler or a 240mm+ AiO if you want to run your 7700K at full speed.
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  4. i7 7700k's are known to run hot. Intel used bad TIM. Mine at stock 4.2Ghz gets to 89 degrees. Upgrading to an AIO may help, but I dont see overclocking in the equation. Intel also said these temps are 'normal' and 'dont overclock'. Bad decisions are being made at Intel sadly
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  5. H 60 not adequate for 'impressively low' sorts of temps. Noctua!
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  6. I didnt want to spend more money on it. Im just trying to achieve 4.6mhz with temps under 70. Lets see after the delid what results i get.
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