8700k Temperature jumping randomly

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Zaih, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Zaih

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    I have an 8700k CPU. Iv'e had it since January of this year. And im just noticing the temps will jump from 109 F all the way to 117 F and so on. It does this even while the PC is idle. Is this normal? Thanks.
     
  2. Agent Smith

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    If you're overclocking, you might want to play with the voltage. Like trim the voltage down a bit. What cooler are you using?

    If you have automatic overclocking on, then that too could be the issue.
     
  3. Zaih

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    Okay. I haven't overclocked anything and how can I tell if its automatic overclocking? Also, I am using the Hyper 212 evo by cooler master.
     
  4. Agent Smith

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    Go into BIOS and make sure automatic overclocking isn't on. If that's not it, run Process hacker and see if you have any processes using the CPU.

    https://processhacker.sourceforge.io/
     
  5. Zaih

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    I figured out that when idle it idles around 97 F. But when I open like Google Chrome for example it will jump to 136 F then back down to like 97 - 111 F. Nothing else is using my CPU.
    Also, I have Ai overclock tweaker set to "Auto" on my asus mobo. Does that matter?
     
  6. Laquer Head

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    Have you considered unmounting cooler, cleaning the cpu lid, re-apply a quality paste and re-install the cooler?

    If temps are still sketchy, I'd try a more robust air cooler, or one of the many AIO liquid blocks out there! I'm running a Dark Rock Pro 3 on mine, and its been superb for almost 1.5 years now

    I run 4.8 cpu, ram oc'ed to 3200 14-14-14-34, and slight gpu boost and dont get the temps your seeing.
     
  7. Agent Smith

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    That's more then likely what it is. That's just a cheap way of overclocking.
     
  8. Zaih

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    Gotcha, and the temps going all over the place is the effect of that correct? Should I turn it off then or should I just leave it on?
     
  9. Zaih

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    yeah I have thought about getting one of those water coolers but this has always done the job. And yes I have re-applied arctic silver 7 and re-seated the cooler and its the same.
     
  10. Darren

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    I think you're probably alright. As long as it stays under 70-75oC at full load I'd just ignore the idle temp jumpiness
     

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