Hi! I've upgraded to i7 4790k recently and the temperature seams to be high. I work as a graphics designer and use 3ds max Mental Ray render which makes all cores go up to 100°C at almost 4000MHz under full load.
While playing Metal Gear Rising on ultra, the temperature stayed below 80°C for the most part.
On idle it's usually below 30°C
I'm using Z97 motherboard chipset and set the CPU to turbo boost mode in BIOS.
I'm using a stock cooler with a questionable polish thermal paste called "Pasta Silikonowa". Can a thermal paste affect the temperature so much? Or is the stock cooler not doing it's job? Would water cooling fix the high temperature?
Edited by Sangre, 16 April 2015 - 03:36 AM.