Solved

100 C when playing games (CS:GO)

I recently upgraded all my pc parts, and I've been having big issues with the temperature.

I have a i7700k with a corsair H60 watercooler and I still reach 100 C when playing csgo.

Is it 'safe' to ignore it and keep playing?

Also what could be a way to fix it? The thermal paste is new, it's the one that came with the cooler.

Idle temp is around 36-40 C
8 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about 100 playing games
  1. Best answer
    That's too high and that cooler should do a slightly better job , although it's on par with a budget AIR cooler.
  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    That's too high and that cooler should do a slightly better job , although it's on par with a budget AIR cooler.


    Can I still play cs or would that not be wise?
  3. 100C is too high , shouldn't be getting there gaming.
  4. That temp is very high for stock 7700K.

    -I would reapply thermal paste with aftermarket ones. Make sure you clean everything off nice and good with 99% isopropyl alcohol.
    -What fans are you using for your cooler? The stock Corsair one? If so make sure the fan speed is high enough.
    -Is the pump working? The idle temp is kinda high also.
  5. gasaraki said:
    That temp is very high for stock 7700K.

    -I would reapply thermal paste with aftermarket ones. Make sure you clean everything off nice and good with 99% isopropyl alcohol.
    -What fans are you using for your cooler? The stock Corsair one? If so make sure the fan speed is high enough.
    -Is the pump working? The idle temp is kinda high also.
  6. Check to see if your mother board is defaulting to "Multicore Enhancement" or some other setting which sets the single core Turbo Boost to All Cores. That is an Over-clock and will cause much higher thermals.

    Also if you are so inclined you could try a small undervolt. I have had excellent results with thermals with slight undervolting my systems. -.050v - -.120v
  7. Greg Gregorich said:
    gasaraki said:
    That temp is very high for stock 7700K.

    -I would reapply thermal paste with aftermarket ones. Make sure you clean everything off nice and good with 99% isopropyl alcohol.
    -What fans are you using for your cooler? The stock Corsair one? If so make sure the fan speed is high enough.
    -Is the pump working? The idle temp is kinda high also.




    My idle tem for a 770K is sitting at 28/30 deg
  8. Actually,
    I remember my first water cooler install, I had terrible temps, I actually messed up the mounting and wasn't making proper contact. Not saying that you did, but would explain the terrible results.
Ask a new question

Read More

Gaming CPUs