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Hello, recently I have been looking at my temperatures on my PC parts using CAM and Afterburner and noticed that my CPU has been running insanely hot - 90-100c while under low loads. The CPU is an Intel Core i7-8700K so its a new model as well. I'm not very good at PC parts so I don't know if this is thermal paste issues and if it is that I don't know how to go about fixing that or anything - CAM_V3_2018-10-20_14-28-24.png

 

Thank you!

 

Edit: The CPU to my knowledge isn't overclocked, I'm currently using a CyberpowerPC Asetek 550LC (White Color) 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

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First thing to do is to Check your BIOS for your fan settings. Then, check the fan leads to be sure they're plugged in, and make sure the fan is spinning.  Lastly, pull your heatsink / cooler and check paste application. 

 

You definitely have a cooling issue.  

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If you’re overclocked at all, take that off right away lol. The max you want to see for every day use is probably no more than about 80C. You might need to use a little (a LITTLE) more thermal paste, or possibly less even (most likely less), or maybe your cooler isn’t tightened down enough

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22 minutes ago, MonkeyManofLife said:

Hello, recently I have been looking at my temperatures on my PC parts using CAM and Afterburner and noticed that my CPU has been running insanely hot - 90-100c while under low loads. The CPU is an Intel Core i7-8700K so its a new model as well. I'm not very good at PC parts so I don't know if this is thermal paste issues and if it is that I don't know how to go about fixing that or anything - Thank you!

First off, what CPU cooler are you using?

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First things first...
Get rid of NZXT CAM, there are better tools out there for measuring temps.
Was there any kind of plastic film on the baseplate of the cooler? 

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1 hour ago, imreloadin said:

First off, what CPU cooler are you using?

 

1 hour ago, Cereal5 said:

If you’re overclocked at all, take that off right away lol. The max you want to see for every day use is probably no more than about 80C. You might need to use a little (a LITTLE) more thermal paste, or possibly less even (most likely less), or maybe your cooler isn’t tightened down enough

Too my knowledge the CPU isn't overclocked however it may be It shouldn't be though. I am currently using a CyberpowerPC Asetek 550LC (White Color) 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler (Single Standard 120MM Fan) as my CPU cooler.

 

Thank you!

 

59 minutes ago, Quadriplegic said:

First things first...
Get rid of NZXT CAM, there are better tools out there for measuring temps.
Was there any kind of plastic film on the baseplate of the cooler? 

Also, what tools do you recommend using?

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What motherboard are you using? Touch the tubing and try to feel for the flowing fluid if any and double check to see if the pump header isn't unplugged. 

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A single 120mm radiator is a bit small for the 8700K. A similarly priced air cooler probably would have done you better. As for programs, I use MSI afterburner, as do many other people. It monitors both CPU and GPU. Your motherboard will likely include software for fan control also that you can use in the OS, or you can control it directly from the BIOS. Make sure both the pump and the fan speed up when the temps increase. You can also check to make sure the pump is working by touching the pump and/or the tubes while it’s running, it should vibrate. 

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On 10/20/2018 at 7:56 PM, Cereal5 said:

A single 120mm radiator is a bit small for the 8700K. A similarly priced air cooler probably would have done you better. As for programs, I use MSI afterburner, as do many other people. It monitors both CPU and GPU. Your motherboard will likely include software for fan control also that you can use in the OS, or you can control it directly from the BIOS. Make sure both the pump and the fan speed up when the temps increase. You can also check to make sure the pump is working by touching the pump and/or the tubes while it’s running, it should vibrate. 

It was vibrating, however, I have been hearing a weird sound coming from it like it's not full or something. Kind of a loud sound aswell.

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Send it back. An AIO should have little enough air in it to not have a priming issue. I would send it back and get a decent air cooler or a better AIO, at least a 240mm so you can keep the fans from running at 100% trying to keep up..

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