CPU Temps Get EXTREMELY Hot Very Fast When Playing Games! Help!

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Whenever I play a game my CPU temps get really really hot super fast for some reason.. 80-90c hot!

The highest I've seen it go is 90 on 1 core and 85-ish on the other cores (it would have kept going up tho) and I was only playing a game for about 10 minutes on max settings!
SPECS:
Nvidia GTX 780 6GB
Intel Core I7 4790K
16gb ddr3 ram
Gigabyte Z97-HD3 mobo
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Zalman Z11 Plus case

PC is brand new so there's no dust. I'm using stock CPU and case fans with pre-applied thermal paste on the stock intel core i7 4790k fan. The CPU is at 4.00GHz and I haven't overclocked it.
Fans are all on and running. (there's about 6 stock fans in the Zalman Z11 plus case ranging from a small fan on each case door,2 in the center of the PC blowing in/out air, and a bigger fan (I think it's bigger) at the front,etc. The room is about normal temperature. The fans go really fast when the temps get high. GPU goes to about 60c,I'm guessing because of all the hot air the CPU is producing.

Can anyone tell me why? I just bought a 1500 euro PC and can't play any games because I'm afraid my PC will burst up into flames! (the games run fine tho..my prob is the heat)

Thanks in advance! :)

P.S. I use CPUID monitor to check my temps,although I've tried RealTemp
 

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+1. You're telling me you don't have $30 for a 212 EVO?
 

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I don't have a gigabyte board though however if you have an USB drive. You can load the bios file onto an USB drive and flash it from that in the BIOS. It takes a couple of tries but it is safe since there is a lot of protective and preventative stuff. Look over the motherboard manual and take your time though.
 

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I lost my manual :(
So first I copy the BIOS file to an USB stick. (does CD work?) and then I..?
 

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Thanks,and what am I looking for in the manual? BIOS features?

(Is there any good YouTube tutorials you can link me? :) )
 

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Essentially download the @BIOS program and the BIOS zip file, unzip it and then open the @BIOS and direct @BIOS to the BIOS file >.<

There is an important part about turning off Hyperthreading in the BIOS (http://www.gigabyte.com/webpage/20/images/utiltiy_atbios_uefi.pdf) however I am unsure how to do that as well.

I couldn't find any youtube videos though.
 

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Cool,thanks! :) I'll give that a shot and return tomorrow if it works. (it's midnight here :\ )
 

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I spent 3 hours trying to update the BIOS on my ASUS Z97 - P. It is just strange quirky things. Might as well get some sleep since once you get the BIOS updated. Things be better but almost everyone gets a new fansink for the 4790k though but the BIOS update should help with the temperature issues a bit.
 

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Awesome,you've been a lot of help thanks! :)
Oh,and how much should I expect my temps to increase? 15-20c?
 

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Could that be my problem,that the CPU I have now was pre-overclocked? :eek:

 

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Nope, the motherboard controls the overclock. The processor is just unlocked or able to be overclocked.

You should probably get some sleep though. The BIOS thing takes like 10 minutes but it feels like an hour.
 
I highly recommend you flash your motherboard from the bios, the utilities are sketchy at best. Also make sure all your data is backed up because you always run the risk of needing to do a fresh OS install after a bios update.
 

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On a scale from 1-10..how difficult is this to do?
Because I'm a bit scared,knowing that I could brick my system. :|

 

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