Question CPU Temp Extremely High

sammb7560

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Hi everyone,

When idle my CPU is running at around 40C. When under load eg playing BFV it is reaching a max temp of 98C which is crazy. I applied thermal paste 2 months ago and I don't have my window on my case either. I'm not sure how to get the temp down as I know my cooler is amazing so I can't upgrade that further. Worried that my CPU is going to die if these temps continue. Please offer any suggestions! Thanks

PC Specs
Processor - i7 8700k Hex Core (4.7Ghz)
Graphics Card - Zotac GTX 1080 8GB AMP! EXTREME
Motherboard - MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
RAM - 16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengence LPX
Cooler - Dark Rock Pro 4 250W
Hard Drive - 1TB Seagate Baracuda
External Hard Drive - Samsung M3 1TB Portable
SSD - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
Case - Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega Black and White
PSU - Corsair 1000W Gold Modular Power Supply
 

geofelt

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Any cooler needs a good source of fresh air to let it do it's job.
What is your fan arrangement?
The case comes with one 120 front intake and one 120mm rear exhaust.
I think that is not sufficient.
I would install two 140mm front intakes.
They move more air quietly.
Probably 1500rpm would do it, but you could go higher if you did not mind the noise.
https://www.newegg.com/noctua-nf-p14s-redux-1500-pwm/p/N82E16835608065?quicklink=true

Do not install exhaust fans in the top.
They would divert the intakes from the cpu cooler and graphics card to exit the top without doing much.
The rear 120 fan will direct airflow properly.
 

sammb7560

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Any cooler needs a good source of fresh air to let it do it's job.
What is your fan arrangement?
The case comes with one 120 front intake and one 120mm rear exhaust.
I think that is not sufficient.
I would install two 140mm front intakes.
They move more air quietly.
Probably 1500rpm would do it, but you could go higher if you did not mind the noise.
https://www.newegg.com/noctua-nf-p14s-redux-1500-pwm/p/N82E16835608065?quicklink=true

Do not install exhaust fans in the top.
They would divert the intakes from the cpu cooler and graphics card to exit the top without doing much.
The rear 120 fan will direct airflow properly.
Thanks for the reply. I will give these a go :)
 

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