Question CPU Overheat causing instability?

Apr 22, 2019
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Hello, within the last 6 months or so I have upgraded to an i7-4770 and have found major overheating (100C) every time I run a game. And in the same timeframe, most of my games have started crashing, running like crap, or not launching all together. My crash message mostly comprises of out of memory errors. Could my overheating CPU be bottlenecking everything else?
 
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Yes. What cooler do you have? Is the fan on the cooler working?

You may want to try and remove the cooler, clean off the old thermal paste using rubbing alcohol and lint free cloth such as a coffee filter or even paper towel, apply new paste (about a pea size) and reinstall it.

Of course you could also buy a cheap cooler such as a DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400
 

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