CPU Gets Way too Hot

My CPU temp has been getting ridiculously hot lately. Whenever I play games, Coretemp says it gets up to 95*C. I feel like this can't be right because my computer doesn't feel hot and I think something cataclysmic would have happened by now. What's going on and how do I fix it?
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  1. lol

    What CPU and cooler do you have? Also how much airflow does your case have?
  2. I have an intel i7 2600 k and a Thermaltake Silent 1156. My case has 5 120 mm fans.
  3. Are you overclocking, and if so, with what voltage?

    It could also be a thermal paste problem: have you tried removing the heatsink/fan, removing the current layer of thermal paste and re-applying it?
  4. I haven't overclocked it and I just reapplied thermal paste.
  5. Buy this CPU cooler and then check your temps again.
  6. If the cooler is ok , check voltages already done? well apply new thermal paste , already done? , make sure the cpu and the cooler are tightly together , you will have to make sure for good about that , if the problem is still happening , the MOBO must be the problem sending the cpu the wrong voltage , now there is 2 possibilities you make a hard bios reset , or update , the other possibility is trying different parts and guess which one is the problem .
  7. variaman said:
    My CPU temp has been getting ridiculously hot lately. Whenever I play games, Coretemp says it gets up to 95*C. I feel like this can't be right because my computer doesn't feel hot and I think something cataclysmic would have happened by now. What's going on and how do I fix it?


    is this a new build?

    and what motherboard are you using, for example ive got a p8z68-vlx and this shows up some wierd values in some temp programs and is a known fault (or was last time i checked)
  8. I'm using an MSI P67A-GD65
  9. So I bought a new Zalman fan and now my core temp has dropped significantly. I'm running Crysis at 45*C, so I guess all I needed was a new fan.
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