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i7 4790k + corsair h60

I've a i7 4790k at stock speeds and with a stress test of Prime it easly gets to 90ºC! I have a asus z97 pro gamer motherboard and it's set to default / normal performance, so it's everything at stock speeds. I talked with intel and they said that i need to send the processor back to them, so they test it and then send me a replace unit. Any way I can confirm that that's actually a problem of the i7 and not the cooler?
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    well I would start by inquiring how old is this combination cpu/h60, first of all.
    secondly I would ask when it idles what temperature do you get ?
    thirdly, if you run HWinfo (sensor mode) and leave it running in the background and run your favorite game for example for a few minutes, then exit it
    what is the temperature of each core in the high column ? (not total but each individual one)

    please advise.

    tentative answers based on your few details.
    Prime is a stress tester, reaching 90' is a possibility, mine had reach 90 with it, but it doesn't mean there is anything wrong in real world application.
    it is possible and I have seen it many times, it is time to clean heatsink/cpu and re apply a new fresh layer of heatsink paste on your cpu
    it is possible it is only one core that is overheating, and if so it can be made to not go in full turbo mode (default) (tone done 0.5ghz)
    Intel if you send it in, will test it if found to be a single core overheating will likely do the same thing internally locking turbo off it. or send you a refurbished cpu in exchange.
    I would investigate a little more before being cpu-less for a while
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    well I would start by inquiring how old is this combination cpu/h60, first of all.
    secondly I would ask when it idles what temperature do you get ?
    thirdly, if you run HWinfo (sensor mode) and leave it running in the background and run your favorite game for example for a few minutes, then exit it
    what is the temperature of each core in the high column ? (not total but each individual one)

    please advise.

    tentative answers based on your few details.
    Prime is a stress tester, reaching 90' is a possibility, mine had reach 90 with it, but it doesn't mean there is anything wrong in real world application.
    it is possible and I have seen it many times, it is time to clean heatsink/cpu and re apply a new fresh layer of heatsink paste on your cpu
    it is possible it is only one core that is overheating, and if so it can be made to not go in full turbo mode (default) (tone done 0.5ghz)
    Intel if you send it in, will test it if found to be a single core overheating will likely do the same thing internally locking turbo off it. or send you a refurbished cpu in exchange.
    I would investigate a little more before being cpu-less for a while


    The i7 has 2 years and the cooler 1 year. I actually didn't mount my PC and I never did something like cleaning the heatsink (i don't even know what it's but i'll look for info). I know that the core2 goes to a maximum of +4ºC than every other core. I could limit that one, is it ok? I can limit everything on the BIOS, but I wanted to do the reverse and OC it. I'll test it with games and let you know how hot it gets. Do you think BF1 at a conquest 32 vs 32 is a good game to test it?
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