[SOLVED] i7 8700k ( Coffee Lake ) temperature high?

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Hey all!

I've recently almost completely upgraded my build, with the exception of my CPU.
You can find the parts list here for transparency:
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/yWb8TW

After switching over, I've noticed that my temperature during normal use ( NOT complete idle ) is around 35-42 °C, give or take depending on what I'm doing. This is usually having multiple tabs and photoshop open, as well as running discord.

I swear it was a lower temperature in my old build, though. More around 30-35 °C.

I have since stress tested it and at full load the CPU hits a temperature of 66-75 °C, which seems okay to me.

But is that semi-idle temperature alright? Ambient temperatures during the day are around 25-30 °C these days.
 
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Mar 13, 2020
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Thanks for the answers, much appreciated!

Good to know this seems to be okay, the chip definitely runs totally fine for everything else temperature-wise once it starts being stressed, it's just the idle / low usage temperatures that seemed a tag higher than I originally expected.
 
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