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Intel Stock Cooler - 90C Temps Bad?

My gaming PC has one main problem: CPU cooling. I have an i5 4670k (not overclocked) cooled by the stock Intel heatsync, and my temps aren't the best... I've had the CPU hit 90+ degrees Celsius while playing GTA V, and even 100 degrees when trying to record with OBS CPU encoding at the same time. Is this gonna kill my CPU, or will throttling keep these rare temperature spikes from causing any major damage? Thanks!

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kind of a reason intel put a thermal throttling limit on their CPUs.

keep riding on the thermal edge can reduce the CPUs lifespan.

time to look for an inexpensive HSF kit.

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it's not the best situation for your cpu, but it'll most likely will not damage your cpu that much. I'd recommend get a cheap aftermarket one (e.g. be quiet pure rock or 212 evo)

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The CPU wont get damaged (in the short term) from heat, it will throttle and if it gets to TJunction, it will shut itself down.

 

That being said, repaste or get a 212 Evo.

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buy a 212 evo

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Delid that guy.

 

Haswell (original) was notorious for bad TIM' s. Replace it ASAP.

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Those are terrible temps even on the stock Intel HSF.

 

Exactly. Mine only reached 78 deg. during prime27.9...

 

Delid that guy.

 

Haswell (original) was notorious for bad TIM' s. Replace it ASAP.

 

You're recommending some random person to delid a chip? :/ That's only for a very niche audience dude.

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Exactly. Mine only reached 78 deg. during prime27.9...

 

 

You're recommending some random person to delid a chip? :/ That's only for a very niche audience dude.

 

It's overheating on a stock cooler. It should be delidded. It's not that difficult to do. Vice.

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Those are terrible temps even on the stock Intel HSF.

yeah, OP did you mount it correctly?

 

 

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It's overheating on a stock cooler. It should be delidded. It's not that difficult to do. Vice.

 

It could be overheating due to a bad mount or shitty applience of paste aswell. Do you also first disassemble your entire engine if the car is running poorly before you look if the tire is flat?

 

And it's easy if you know what you're doing.

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It could be overheating due to a bad mount or shitty applience of tape aswell. Do you also first disassemble your entire car before you look if the tire is flat?

 

I'm betting the OP already tried that.

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Remount cooler

Re apply thermal compound

Fixed.

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Remount it.

Last time I had an Intel cpu hit those temps on stock cooling one of the push pins on the cooler had popped out of the mounting hole on the motherboard.

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It's overheating on a stock cooler. It should be delidded. It's not that difficult to do. Vice.

It isn't really overheating as limit for Intel chips is 100C. And its being under very heavy load with GTA V (known to stress CPU) and encoding video (also known to stress CPU). So I wouldn't straight on suggest delid when cheap air cooler will fix that.

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