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Posted · Original PosterOP

-Whenever i play a game, lets say The Division 2 or Warzone even small games my CPU (i7 4790 (not K version)) heats up to about 85-93c (sometimes 97c)

-Now that is only with the game open, it would probably throttle if i opened discord as well.

-I just wanted to know if there was a way to maybe undervolt/lower temps of my cpu when i am playing.

-My idle temperature stands at about 43c, but i get amazed at how it jumps to 85-93 when i game and when i tab out it jumps to 70c immediately.

-Everything else works with normal temperature.

-I also doubt the CPU is faulty (not quite sure), i also even formated my pc yesterday just incase i had any virus.

The PC is 1 and a half year old.

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that cooler seems a bit anemic to me, in any case, try to reseat the cooler and change the thermal paste.

I would suggest replacing your current one since it seems to be a bit too small for your CPU


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Have you also checked temps using HWiNFO64, just to make sure it's not just Speccy being Speccy, as in bad?

 

Do you happen to know how old the thermal paste on the CPU/cooler is?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Mateyyy said:

Have you also checked temps using HWiNFO64, just to make sure it's not just Speccy being Speccy, as in bad?

 

Do you happen to know how old the thermal paste on the CPU/cooler is?

I am not entirely sure how old it is because i did not build it myself i bought it off from a deal 500 Euros, but assuming it was new at the time it means its probably as old as i mentioned up (1 year and a half at most 2) i thought about changing thermal paste but did not want to ruin my warrant but who cares i already opened it, i just feel as if maybe the fans could be the problem, i also put the CPU power to 80% because it probably would throttle if i did not. 

And yes i checked with HWMonitor and MSIAfterburn RT. They all displayed it at least above 90c which is not normal.

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6 minutes ago, A4rius said:

I am not entirely sure how old it is because i did not build it myself i bought it off from a deal 500 Euros, but assuming it was new at the time it means its probably as old as i mentioned up (1 year and a half at most 2) i thought about changing thermal paste but did not want to ruin my warrant but who cares i already opened it, i just feel as if maybe the fans could be the problem, i also put the CPU power to 80% because it probably would throttle if i did not. 

And yes i checked with HWMonitor and MSIAfterburn RT. They all displayed it at least above 90c which is not normal.

My guess is that it's just very old piss poor thermal paste. 

I was inclined to say that it's also the cooler being too puny, but the 4790 is only a 70-80W chip, and it doesn't even have the old horrible TIM underneath the IHS like on the Haswell 4770 for example.


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like others said change thermal past


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

My guess is that it's just very old piss poor thermal paste. 

I was inclined to say that it's also the cooler being too puny, but the 4790 is only a 70-80W chip, and it doesn't even have the old horrible TIM underneath the IHS like on the Haswell 4770 for example.

My guess was the fans interrupted the airflow since they are so close and one looks to small for the CPU, i even tried to remove the glass which basically removed my warrant but still did not change the temperature, even cooled the room with AC still no better results. I assume the problem should be 70% thermal paste 30% fan problem. I will change it and try it out, thank you for your aid Chief.

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38 minutes ago, A4rius said:

-Whenever i play a game, lets say The Division 2 or Warzone even small games my CPU (i7 4790 (not K version)) heats up to about 85-93c (sometimes 97c)

-Now that is only with the game open, it would probably throttle if i opened discord as well.

-I just wanted to know if there was a way to maybe undervolt/lower temps of my cpu when i am playing.

-My idle temperature stands at about 43c, but i get amazed at how it jumps to 85-93 when i game and when i tab out it jumps to 70c immediately.

-Everything else works with normal temperature.

-I also doubt the CPU is faulty (not quite sure), i also even formated my pc yesterday just incase i had any virus.

The PC is 1 and a half year old.

20200713_132308.jpg

20200713_132925.jpg

20200713_133153.jpg

no disrespect but this cooler looks like intel's stock one is way better... and we all know that intel's fan is as good as a 3 dollars desk fan.

my suggestion is getting maybe even a 120mm AIO liquid cooler.

saw online that haswell chip do run quite toasty so a liquid coler will be good.

i have the same problem as you with my i5 3550.

when gaming and rendering temps would reach up to 93c, and the idle temp was around 55c - all stock so even a slight overclock would cause it to run even hotter.

so, i threw that stock intel cooler and replaced it with a corsair h100x 240mm liquid cooler.

idle temps are now 38-39c and the maximum temp that i got was 65c under a full load, tried stress testing it, rendered the same video that got the cpu to 93c with the stock cooler, games, i tried everything. max temp that i got is 65c with a 3.9ghz-4.0ghz overclock (base clock is 3.3ghz and auto up to 3.7ghz)


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