Hello! So it seems that my CPU has very high temperatures. I have a Core i5-2500K and have idle temps of 68C, and they go up to 98C when I am playing games.
My CPU is not overclocked.
I have changed thermal paste (completely removed old paste, replaced with brand new paste) within the last two weeks as well as cleaning the whole case out including fans etc. with two air dusters. The heat sink is also installed properly.
There are two fans in the case that are cooling the CPU.
My GPU only gets temps of 47C when playing videogames and it is very near the CPU so it is strange to me that the CPU has such higher temps.
The ambient room temperature is 25-30C.
Any help is appreciated - I am too afraid to run games now since I have heard that such a high temperature can permanently damage the CPU.
Also, I run Win 8.1.
Edited by gothikalea, 21 September 2017 - 01:07 PM.