[SOLVED] Alderlake users, how are you finding thermals?

Adam1998

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I'm considering an i7 12700k for work/gaming and I'm wondering what current Alderlake users make of thermals in real-world use cases.

Any recommendations too, such as coolers to use?
 

geofelt

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Any processor with many threads will get hot when all those threads are fully loaded.
Fortunately, when gaming, that is not the case, like it would with heavy multithreaded batch processing.
I use a noctua NH-D15s and a i9-12900K.
Running the simple CPU-Z stress test, I do see a couple of threads reach 100c.
But, the processor keeps on trucking.
In normal use, I see nothing remotely like that load.

Normal turbo takes into account and does the best it can with whatever cooling you have.
It is a much better option than all core overclocking, in which case only a 360 aio or better is what you would want.

If you have a well ventilated case I would think a good air cooler would be as effective as a 280 aio.
Air will be quieter, cheaper, more reliable, and will not leak.
 
just put together a 12700K build last week with an EVGA CLC 280 cooler with be quiet! Silent Wings 3 High-Speed PWM 140mm fans replacing the included EVGA models.
idles ~35°C, maxes in intensive use scenarios(gaming, benching) ~64°C.

with good case airflow set the cooler's fans at a near silent curve;
30% @ 30° / 55% @ 50° / 75% @ 70°C
 

geofelt

Titan
Any processor with many threads will get hot when all those threads are fully loaded.
Fortunately, when gaming, that is not the case, like it would with heavy multithreaded batch processing.
I use a noctua NH-D15s and a i9-12900K.
Running the simple CPU-Z stress test, I do see a couple of threads reach 100c.
But, the processor keeps on trucking.
In normal use, I see nothing remotely like that load.

Normal turbo takes into account and does the best it can with whatever cooling you have.
It is a much better option than all core overclocking, in which case only a 360 aio or better is what you would want.

If you have a well ventilated case I would think a good air cooler would be as effective as a 280 aio.
Air will be quieter, cheaper, more reliable, and will not leak.
 

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