Bad processor?

Hi there folks, new to this forum but I'm hoping someone can help me out.
I recently built myself a new computer with a 3570k and went ahead and overclocked to 4.5GHz @ 1.225v and ran a few sweeps of prime. I noticed the temps immediately shot up to mid/high 80s. I am using a corsair h100i which I understood was a good cooler, so did I get a particularly bad or hot processor?

Thanks in advance if anyone bothers to reply :)


Full system specs:

-Intel i5-3570k OC @4.5Ghz

-Evga GTX 670 FTW Signature 2

-ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Motherboard

-Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD

-Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

-NZXT Phantom 410 White

-Evga Supernova NEX 750W PSU 80+ Gold

-Corsair H100i Water Cooling

-Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB 1600MHz CL8

-Ozone Strike Cherry MX Black Keyboard

-Roccat Kone Mouse

-Iiyama ProLite X2472HD-B1 24" Monitor
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  1. You run really hot, did you put thermal paste on your CPU when you had apply the cooler/pump assembly ??

    PS: i get 80 on air @ 4.83ghz so you're really too hot for an H100i
  2. the h100i came with pretty good thermal compound pre applied, but my only guess on why the temps are so high is that I didn't attach the block straight. I will buy some thermal paste and redo it and see if it helps. Thanks for the reply though :)
  3. No problem but yeah, something's wrong for sure, i expect more like 40-50 with an H100i ;)
  4. It does seem so :P well I'll try and figure something out :)
  5. Try reseating the cooling block.

    Nothing wrong with your CPU. They either work or they don't, you'd be experiencing errors if it was faulty.
  6. okay ill try that too - thanks for the advice :)
  7. also make sure the unit is may gotten a doa unit.
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