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My i7 2600k hitting temps of 97 deg C

why is my 2600k running so hot according to real temp and core temp, under 100% load im hitting 98 degrees C
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  1. Best answer
    Reseat your CPU heatsink/fan. It probably isn't on properly

    And don't continue running your CPU near 100 C or you will damage it
  2. I think the only true accurate test would be physically testing the temperature of the core. Everyone has an opinion about which one gives the 'correct' reading, most people believe it's core temp and so i'd just go with that .

    according by intel temperature 72.6 C if over than it , i think not safe for longtime
  3. ok and if the heatsink is on properly whats a good aftermarket heatsink + cooler, im using stock, Im also not looking to spend alot on it.
  4. CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ $30
  5. oh btw it seems to idl at about 45C
  6. and as for good thermal paste, im guessing intel doesnt use the best...
  7. kilerz said:
    oh btw it seems to idl at about 45C

    Hi!
    WhAt loAd aRe yOu giViNg iT?
  8. ghnader hsmithot said:
    Hi!
    WhAt loAd aRe yOu giViNg iT?


    idle so its about 3-5%
  9. Some other things to check, take the sides off of the case and get some air flow with a room fan to see if that helps. Make sure that the CPU is clear of major components like video cards and hard drives. Bundle up any loose wires inside of case that may restrict air flow.
  10. kilerz said:
    idle so its about 3-5%

    aT iDle yOu gEt 98c?
  11. ghnader hsmithot said:
    aT iDle yOu gEt 98c?

    at idle im hitting 45C, and 100% load (converting a few videos) i hit about 97C ( according to cpu temp the max is 98C)
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  13. OCCT should stress test your cpu.And give you a much more further temperature.
  14. which test do you recomened to stress it with?
  15. well after running it for a little while it seems to go as high as 98 anddrops to 97 back and forth
  16. ghnader hsmithot said:
    OCCT should stress test your cpu.And give you a much more further temperature.

    the temperatures still come from core temp and real temp, both seem to be similar
  17. kilerz said:
    well after running it for a little while it seems to go as high as 98 anddrops to 97 back and forth

    I think that is too high.You should try to reseat the HSF.
    Have you done that?
  18. ghnader hsmithot said:
    I think that is too high.You should try to reseat the HSF.
    Have you done that?


    not yet i have to go to sleep right now maybe tomorrow the thermal paste will settle ( i installed everything today), if not ill will reset the heatsink
  19. I would reset the heatsink before you run it again tomorrow. Even if the paste isn't settled yet, it should not be hitting anywhere near 100 C
  20. bearclaw99 said:
    I would reset the heatsink before you run it again tomorrow. Even if the paste isn't settled yet, it should not be hitting anywhere near 100 C


    Thanks, that seemed to do it, now running OCCT my max temp is 70c, a little high for my taste/ or what i expected, but much better than 90C. When i lifted the Heatsink i noticed that only about half of the thermal paste made good pressure contact, the other half of the cpu had a very light film on in, which indicated i didnt push the pins in far enough. Now the only question i have is about turbo boost, im only getting 3.5ghz according to the intel turbo monitor. i was hoping higher around at least 3.8, but maybe because the max temp is 70c it wont go that far?
  21. Best answer selected by kilerz.
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