7600k not going below overclock
i have my 7600k overclocked to 4.6 ghzon an asus prime z270 a and it has a much higher than normal idle temp because it is always running at 4.6 ghz. how do i make it so that it will only go to 4.6 ghz under load
I don't believe that is possible. You have it statically assigned a new OC level that it higher then the normal boost clock.
That's why boost clock is a thing.
I'd recommend a better cooler to keep up with you overclocking. What cooler are you using currently?
Is CPU running at 100% all the time?
That sounds pretty normal to me. I run a 6700k OC'ed to 4.2ghz with a H115i aio cooler and run about 30-35c on idle...
A lot of forums suggest up to 45c on idle is totally normal and acceptable.
Not all CPU's are made the same. He could have just gotten lucky and had a better layout of his internal CPU thermal compound then you did. Unless you want to delid which I wouldn't recommend unless you were going into high 80s on max load. I'd leave the system as is. You are completely within normal temps, especially at 70 on max load, that is very good.