Question Question about CPU temperature

Feb 13, 2020
So guys which is more I have 2 scenario

1. Set my CPU cooler (Intel stock cooler) to full speed when playing game...this way I can get 65-70 celcius temperature on my CPU when playing demanding game but the fan is a bit noisy

2. Reduce CPU cooler speed to reduce the noise but my CPU temperature is at 80-85 celcius when playing demanding game

I don't really mind with the noise if it won't damage my PC
Feb 13, 2020
85c is the top end you want it to go but ideally under 80c. I'd look into a new cooler, even cheap coolers will run cooler and quieter than the stock cooler.
My concern is if I set my fan at full speed for hours (I probably can spend 3 hours on gaming)...It is ok right?

I just upgrade so many stuff so I don't really want to buy any for now


Dec 23, 2011
get a better cooler, like the coolermaster hyper 212 series, cheap and effective.. your temps are too high for running high cpu loads for a long period.. the cpu wont last long if not cooled properly
Do not worry too much.
The processor will monitor it's temperature and will throttle or shut down if it detects a dangerous temperature.
That is around 100c.
Since your I7-7700 is not a K version, it can not be overclocked and will run on nominal voltage.
It is high voltage that is the prime killer of processors.
If noise is not an issue, let the motherboard control the speed.
The cooler fan will ramp up under load.
What is your temperature at idle?
I might expect to see 10-15c. over ambient if your cooler is mounted well.

What is the make/model of your case?
Does your case supply sufficient fresh air for the cooler to do the job?
I would hope for at least two 120mm front intakes.

----------------how to mount the stock Intel cooler--------------

The stock Intel cooler can be tricky to install.
A poor installation will result in higher cpu temperatures.
If properly mounted, you should expect temperatures at idle to be 10-15c. over ambient.

To mount the Intel stock cooler properly, place the motherboard on top of the foam or cardboard backing that was packed with the motherboard.
The stock cooler will come with paste pre applied, it looks like three grey strips.
The 4 push pins should come in the proper position for installation, that is with the pins rotated in the opposite direction of the arrow,(clockwise)
and pulled up as far as they can go.
Take the time to play with the pushpin mechanism until you know how they work.

Orient the 4 pins so that they are exactly over the motherboard holes.
If one is out of place, you will damage the pins which are delicate.
Push down on a DIAGONAL pair of pins at the same time. Then the other pair.

When you push down on the top black pins, it expands the white plastic pins to fix the cooler in place.

If you do them one at a time, you will not get the cooler on straight.
Lastly, look at the back of the motherboard to verify that all 4 pins are equally through the motherboard, and that the cooler is on firmly.
This last step must be done, which is why the motherboard should be out of the case to do the job. Or you need a case with a opening that lets you see the pins.
It is possible to mount the cooler with the motherboard mounted in the case, but you can then never be certain that the push pins are inserted properly
unless you can verify that the pins are through the motherboard and locked.

If you should need to remove the cooler, turn the pins counter clockwise to unlock them.
You will need to clean off the old paste and reapply new if you ever take the cooler off.
Clean off old paste with alcohol and a lint free paper like a coffee filter.
Apply new paste sparingly. A small rice sized drop in the center will spread our under heat and pressure.
Too much paste is bad, it will act as an insulator.
It is hard to use too little.