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Question Why is my cpu temp so high?

Krvin

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I have noticed my cpu running at 80-98° and my windows will start warning me. Load is low and I'm pretty sure 64° is too high to be just running google chrome with just 2 tabs. I had just reformat my pc to make sure there are no viruses and when I run games thats when the temp spikes up to 98°


My build is
Mobo: asus rox strix b360-H gaming
procie: intel core i5 8400
cpu cooler: nzxt kraken m22
ram: 2x8gb gskill ripjaws 2400
gpu: rog strix rx 580-oc 8gb
storage: sandisk 500gb ssd
toshiba 1tb hdd
wd 240gb ssd
 
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May 19, 2020
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The system is definitely running a bit warm - most idle temps i'd expect to see around 30,40, 50c but 64 degrees on almost 0% load is high. I'd say the issue lies with your cooler - do you have the original cooler that came with the CPU? If you have some fresh thermal paste you could install that and check - if the temps get lower - you know the issue was with the Kraken cooler.
 
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