Holy Shit, i7-860 with 70C idle temp and 98-99c Load Temp! a

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz 67 °C
Lynnfield 45nm Technology
RAM
16,0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
MSI P55-CD53 (MS-7586) (CPU1) 57 °C
Graphics
3072MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (ASUStek Computer Inc) 36 °C
Hard Drives
466GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKS-00D2B0 ATA Device (SATA) 43 °C
932GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device (SATA) 33 °C
Audio
SB Audigy
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS
Detailed spec on PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004


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I've ran HWmonitor, Core Temp, Speccy, BIOS and all have stated the same temps!

Is the Sensor broken?

Because it's been running like this for a long while - I have not touched the CPU area, ever.

Edit: That FAN RPM isn't good is it?

http://i.imgur.com/WJ6Gd1u.png
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  1. It's running very hot. Some possible fixes:
    1. Clean the CPU fan of dust with a can of compressed air.
    2. Reseat the fan on the CPU by cleaning off and reapplying some fresh thermal paste.
    3. Get an aftermarket CPU cooler like a CM Hyper 212 EVO or a Noctua NH-D14.
  2. JOOK-D said:
    It's running very hot. Some possible fixes:
    1. Clean the CPU fan of dust with a can of compressed air.
    2. Reseat the fan on the CPU by cleaning off and reapplying some fresh thermal paste.
    3. Get an aftermarket CPU cooler like a CM Hyper 212 EVO or a Noctua NH-D14.


    Do you have a good resource for a beginner when it comes to reapplying thermal paste?
  3. Yes. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hNgFNH7zhQ

    Remember to clean off the old thermal paste beforehand. Use 75-90% isoproyl alcohol (the higher the better) and a lint free cloth or material (e.g. coffee filters). Only use a little alcohol on the material, and then wipe off the old paste, you don't want to get the motherboard/CPU too wet. Let it fully dry before you reapply paste.
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