Overheating CPU on 2 differnt coolers

So I currently have a setup I built back in January of 2012 and it has run great since than with a i5 2500k cooled by an antec h20 620. A few days ago my CPU skyrocketed to 90-100 degrees C and reaches 90 while sitting at the bios. I was running overclocked at 4.4 Ghz and only hitting 60 celsius during gameplay. I have returned it to stock speeds and default bios presets and it still continues to reach the 90-100 degree range. I have also tried using the stock CPU cooler that came with it and the result is even worse. Initially I thought the issue was my cooler and now I can only imagine it must be related to either the CPU or the MB.

If anyone has any suggestions please let me know because at this point Im not sure where the problem is coming from.

Thanks,
Chad
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  1. I don't know if a broken temp diode is a common issue or not.
    Did you change the heatsink's thermal paste with a fresh one before you used it?
    (i'm talking about the stock one, when you placed it back)
  2. An easy way to see if the problem was related with the cpu cooler was to make your pc lie down with the cpu cooler vertical not horizotal to the floor, but you bypass that point.

    What is the cpu voltage in bios and what is cpu-z is giving? i crossed a problem like that once and the cpu voltage wasn't even correct with the bios values, is not easy to see it without the right equipment anyway the problem was the battery power...

    Check to see if the jumbers for the battery are ok, a digital polymeter can be proved really valuable in these cases, but i suggest to get the box to the store while still is under warranty.
  3. username-taken said:
    I don't know if a broken temp diode is a common issue or not.
    Did you change the heatsink's thermal paste with a fresh one before you used it?
    (i'm talking about the stock one, when you placed it back)



    I removed the maufactureres thermal paste and reapplied. I also did new thermal paste on the water cooler and neither had any effect
  4. Anonymous said:
    An easy way to see if the problem was related with the cpu cooler was to make your pc lie down with the cpu cooler vertical not horizotal to the floor, but you bypass that point.

    What is the cpu voltage in bios and what is cpu-z is giving? i crossed a problem like that once and the cpu voltage wasn't even correct with the bios values, is not easy to see it without the right equipment anyway the problem was the battery power...

    Check to see if the jumbers for the battery are ok, a digital polymeter can be proved really valuable in these cases, but i suggest to get the box to the store while still is under warranty.



    Hmmm well CPU-Z is showing my core voltage jumping all over the map from .992 up to 1.38. Not sure if that means anything
  5. Well heres the report form CPU-Z, maybe itll help. Its at 4.4Ghz overclock right now which i brought down form the 4.6

    CPU-Z TXT Report
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    Binaries
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    CPU-Z version 1.61.3

    Processors
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    Number of processors 1
    Number of threads 4

    APICs
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Processor 0
    -- Core 0
    -- Thread 0 0
    -- Core 1
    -- Thread 0 2
    -- Core 2
    -- Thread 0 4
    -- Core 3
    -- Thread 0 6

    Timers
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ACPI timer 3.580 MHz
    HPET timer 14.318 MHz
    Perf timer 3.215 MHz
    Sys timer 1.000 KHz


    Processors Information
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Processor 1 ID = 0
    Number of cores 4 (max 8)
    Number of threads 4 (max 16)
    Name Intel Core i5 2500K
    Codename Sandy Bridge
    Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz
    Package (platform ID) Socket 1155 LGA (0x1)
    CPUID 6.A.7
    Extended CPUID 6.2A
    Core Stepping D2
    Technology 32 nm
    TDP Limit 95 Watts
    Core Speed 4390.5 MHz
    Multiplier x FSB 44.0 x 99.8 MHz
    Stock frequency 3300 MHz
    Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX
    L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache 4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L3 cache 6 MBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    FID/VID Control yes


    Turbo Mode supported, enabled
    Max non-turbo ratio 33x
    Max turbo ratio 59x
    Max efficiency ratio 16x
    Min Power 60 Watts
    O/C bins unlimited
    Ratio 1 core 59x
    Ratio 2 cores 59x
    Ratio 3 cores 59x
    Ratio 4 cores 59x
    TSC 3293.0 MHz
    MPERF 3293.0 MHz
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