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Max Temperatures of i7-2600k?

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January 22, 2013 4:19:46 AM

I know that this question has been asked, A LOT. I have done a search on Google and read a lot about the max temperatures of this specific processor. I know that the Tcase is 72.6C and Tjmax is roughly 100C. Now the reason I am posting this thread is because I noticed that as I was rendering a video on Sony Vegas Pro 12 using CUDA with a GTX 660, the temperatures hit these numbers.

As you can see, my CPU temp (which is Tcase) has exceeded the specified Tcase. Should I be worried or is my motherboard reading incorrect temperatures?

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January 22, 2013 5:15:50 AM

Please post the specs of your build....

Is this the first time you've hit temps this high or just the first time you were aware of it, and what kind of fans are you running (specifically CPU fan)? Looks to me like you have a serious airflow problem as well as a terribly inefficient CPU fan.
January 22, 2013 5:30:14 AM

Core i7-2600k (no OC, stock heatsink & fan)
Asus P8P67
2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600C9
MSI TwinFrozr III GTX 660 OC
Cooler Master Storm Sniper
BFGTech GS-550
256GB Samsung 830
2x1TB Samsung HD130SJ

2x120mm fans on side panel (intake)
1x140mm fan on top (exhaust)
1x140mm fan in front (intake)
1x120mm fan on the bottom (intake)
1x120mm fan on the rear (exhaust)

Airflow should not be an issue. I also believe this is the first time my CPU has hit these temperatures. I rarely ever look, so don't quote me on it, but ever since I got my new graphics card (last week), I have been checking. The last highest number was 89C on Core #3 temp with high 70C on CPU temp.
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January 22, 2013 5:37:55 AM

I would try some good thermal paste, even with the stock hs/f it should help abit, the re-applied paste (if u can call it that ) that comes with original hs/f is rubbish.

these are a few of many you could try:
Noctua NT-H1
Arctic Silver 5
GELID GC Extreme
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January 22, 2013 5:41:39 AM

You didn't install the cooler properly.
January 22, 2013 5:41:54 AM

For around $30, you can get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo to see if that helps. Stock CPU fans are OK but since you got the 2600K which is designed for OC'ing you may want to get a better cooler.

That case does have impressive airflow but obviously it's not working for some reason. Have you tried messing with fan settings in BIOS or by using the AI Suite?
January 22, 2013 6:17:39 AM

I think it was the program putting a lot of stress on the computer. I have played some intensive games on all max settings and the temperatures don't hit anywhere close to 90C. I have never run a Prime95 test before, but I can try and see what my temperatures turn out to be. I think I installed the cooler properly because my idle temps are 30C-45C, as I read that it should be in another thread. When I game, the temperatures are roughly 70C-80C depending on ambient.

By the way, I appreciate everyone's help. Thanks! I do plan on grabbing a Hyper 212+ EVO in the next few weeks.
January 22, 2013 6:37:17 AM

EDIT:Just ran a Prime95 test on Blend. Temperatures shot up to 91C on Core #3 immediately after start of testing and slowly crept up to 94C. Screenshot is 5 minutes into Prime95 test.

Temperatures are nearly the same with Core #0 only 1 degree lower.