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Ankit8879
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I have an i5 6600K overclocked to 4.6 GHz cooled by a Cooler Master Hyper 212x. The idle temps are around 40-60C (ambient being 25-30C) and also the load keeps bouncing around between 9% and 30%, it's never stable. What could be the issue? 

Before I never had this issue, my idle temps were mostly 3-4C higher than the ambient so I really have no clue what is causing this. Also nothing seems suspicious in the task manager as well. 

Should I upgrade my cooler to may be an AIO instead of air?

 

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Is this something that's been progressively getting worse over time, or was it a sudden change?

I find it unlikely that your TIM would have gone off with a chip as new as the 6600k, but it's still possible. How is the cooler itself, clean? Your fan(s), spinning?

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35 minutes ago, Semper said:

Is this something that's been progressively getting worse over time, or was it a sudden change?

I find it unlikely that your TIM would have gone off with a chip as new as the 6600k, but it's still possible. How is the cooler itself, clean? Your fan(s), spinning?

It was all of sudden, it probably started a month ago...before that the temps were normal.

 

Also the cooler is pretty clean. I have checked everything that could bother the cooling although couldn't find anything suspicious except for the unsually varying idle load which is very unstable.

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I had the problem being 212 cooler comes with a very weak fan (may be just unlucky getting a faulty fan for me), then added another fan at pull, even a 8cm fan will cool it down 

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There's some software using multiple cores in background. Temps are still normal. You can run stress test to see if there's even need to do something with cooler.

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On 11/30/2018 at 6:08 PM, LoGiCalDrm said:

There's some software using multiple cores in background. Temps are still normal. You can run stress test to see if there's even need to do something with cooler.

I did stress test it with CPUZ and Cinebench, during which i get temps upto 82C max. Also my pc starts lagging during the stress test. Am begining to think it also may be a CPU issue.

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10 hours ago, Ankit8879 said:

I did stress test it with CPUZ and Cinebench, during which i get temps upto 82C max. Also my pc starts lagging during the stress test. Am begining to think it also may be a CPU issue.

Its not temps issue. Temps are still within reason. Not that good, but nothing to really mean you'd need new cooler.

 

As for this lagging (=network term so we use stuttering), its more likely RAM or drive related than CPU being problem. If it was CPU, you would see it underclocking/throttling.

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