Question Should i worry about CPU power limit throttling?

Kamal007v

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I'm using an i7 8700 with the trash stock cooler. Temps hit 80-90 C at 65% gaming load and 100 C when i render videos so i'm planning to get an after market cooler in like 2 weeks. Meanwhile i tried disabling turbo boost so i can keep the temps in check until i get a cooler. I don't see a dip in performance in terms of gaming and a lil extra video rendering time which i don't mind but XTU says it is power limit throttling i kind of understand why but is it fine to just use my pc that way? Would there be any consequences if i use it like that for a long time?

PC Specs :
CPU - i7 8700 (stock cooler)
GPU - ZOTAC RTX 2060 TWIN FAN
Motherboard - MSI Z-370 A-PRO
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 8GB 3000MHz
PSU - Corsair VS550
Cabinet - Corsair Carbide SPEC-01
Monitor - ACER KG241QP 144Hz
 

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You should've gone for a K suffix processor since you've got a Z series chipset. Regardless, might want to be on the latest BIOS update for your motherboard and also you should consider replacing that PSU as well, it's more of an expensive weight when compared to that stock cooler.

Might also want to look at what voltages your CPU is subjected to in BIOS.
 
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Kamal007v

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BIOS Up to date. It says CPU core voltage 0.960v and is set auto. However this what i see when i do a cpu stress test with turbo boost on.
 
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