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Intel 4790 (non-k) temps—should I worry?


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#1 Generator22

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:41 AM

Hi, everyone, noob question here. My CPU temp is 45°C when idle, up to the higher 80s when gaming, and up to 95° when encoding video. After reading some articles, I see that this is definitely above normal (which is around 30° idle and 50° when gaming). My question is if these temps are something I should actually worry about—especially if there's a chance they will shorten my CPU's useful life—or if this is a case of "lower would be better, but it's ok and it won't kill your processor."


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:32 AM

What CPU cooler? If stock, then that's normal.



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 11:42 AM

80c to 95c most certainly is not normal.

 

What is the make and model of this computer?


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 12:17 PM

80c to 95c most certainly is not normal.

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

Hi, thanks for your reply. This computer was custom built at a store and these are the specs:

 

Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz

ASUS Z97M Plus Motherboard

16GB RAM

AMD Radeon R9 280x

256GB SSD
2TB HDD
Win7 Pro 64-bit SP1



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 12:41 PM

The motherboard is a micro ATX form factor, is the case a full size ATX or a Micro ATX?

 

You GPU is going to be capable of generating a fair amount of heat if this is a Micro ATX case.  

 

You listed everything except the make and model of the PSU, please provide this.  The manufacturer suggests a minimum of a 750W PSU.

 

In order to inspect the inside of the case you will need to remove the side panel.  Touch the metal of the case to discharge any static electricity before you touch anything inside the case.

 

Have you checked the fan and heatsink on the CPU to see if it needs to be blown out?  You should check the fans on the GPU as well.  If these are dusty purchase a canned Duster and blow them out.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 01:15 PM

80c to 95c most certainly is not normal.

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

i7-4790K with stock cooler running prime http://i2.wp.com/www.ocdrift.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/4790K-stock.png

 

So 95c is quite normal during video editing or similar heavy use. Reason for high temps is crappy stock cooler, it looks like that http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/6/4/6486_06_intel_4790k_devil_s_canyon_s_spec_sr219_cpu_overclocking_report.jpg

 

Also bad paste under HS cause higher temps. This is Intel's so called "quality".

 

 

 

80c to 95c most certainly is not normal.

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

Hi, thanks for your reply. This computer was custom built at a store and these are the specs:

 

Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz

ASUS Z97M Plus Motherboard

16GB RAM

AMD Radeon R9 280x

256GB SSD
2TB HDD
Win7 Pro 64-bit SP1

 

 

And cooler is stock cooler or "boxed" cooler? If yes, then switch to better one. If there is better than stock cooler, then you need to check that contact is OK.






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