I just built a new pc with a i7 11700k with a 3060ti and for some reason my pc in game spikes to high 80s to low 90c on rainbow six. Which to my knowledge isn’t a really hard game to run. I’ve got a hyper 212 rgb cooler master cpu cooler and I’ve tried reapplying thermal paste like 4 times and nothing has changed even took entire cooler off and remounted thinking i did it wrong. I have a musetex tw8 case with 6 pre installed fans but still my temps in my opinion are to high for the games i run. I even contacted intel tech support and they mentioned I have 3600mhz of ddr4 and they said to put it to 3200 and see if that helps but im not sure it will do anything. I forgot to mention I have a Msi mpg z590 gaming Wi-Fi mobo. I’m new to building pcs and need help, thanks!!
There can be 3 reasons...
- Not good thermal contact between CPU and Cooler..
- CPU cooler Can't keep up with i7 11700K.
- Bad Airflow in Case..
This issue can be easily identified if you stress test your CPU while monitoring the temperature of CPU. the Temperature will raise too quickly. and you will see sharp raising line on Temperature Graph. or dk/dt value is high.. (K= temperature, t = time, dk/dt means rate of change of temperature with respect to time..) which indicates.. poor thermal contact.. or thermal mass of cooler is not enough for the Power being supplied to heatsink in the form of heat.. since I personally used Hyper 212 turbo for long time.. Its thermal mass is good enough.. so which indicates (may be in your case) the thermal contact is poor...
-Poor quality of Thermal paste
-poor thermal paste application..
-Reapply good thermalpaste.. (if its poor quality)
-Remount Cooler properly.. (if it was mounted incorrectly.)
Coolermaster Hyper 212 was designed for 150watt TDP CPUs(Google).. while I7 11700k can consume upto 180watts depending upon Motherboard's Settings (GamerNexus Video on I7 11700k )for Power consumption for CPU.. So it means that CPU is generating more heat than Cooler can remove from chip and dissipate in environment.
how to identify??
-Run the stress test.. and see the maximum power consumption for CPU during Test.. If it hits more than 160 watts even occasionally which can be the indication for CPU cooler cant keepup with CPU...
solution for this problem..
-Tweak the Bios Settings for power target of CPU
-Get new CPU Cooler that can keepup with the CPU's power consumption.
If your Air flow is not good.. then CPU will eventually hit high temperature because. Heatsink cannot supply heat to the environment due to low or poor airflow.. (due to small delta value between Temperature of Heatsink and Ambient)..
HOW TO IDENTIFY??
-See if you have good airflow from PC Case... and there is enough ventilation at teh back side of Case..
-Check if Surrounding temperature is not more than 20-25C
Change the Cabinet's Fan orientation. to get good airflow..
if Surrounding is too hot.. Just shift your PC near cool and Dry place.. .
for stress testing and trouble shooting... Try AIDA64 Extreme utility.. (Trial version will do the job just fine..)
I hope these steps could fix your issue.