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ThePlowman

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I bought a computer build with a 4770k from a guy who seemed to have just gotten it from cyberbuy. I went to run prime95 and got no crashed, and ran a memtest over night. everything checked out so i decided to stress all day but checking temps, it was hitting 100c. It came with stock fan which i know is bad, but is there a way to check the life and/or performance of the cpu now? If so what ideal numbers should it be hitting?


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Hello The Plowman,

 

The temps that you should be getting depends on various factors, the following for example, how good is the case cooling, how good is the PSU, what the computer is being used for (gaming or desktop work temps will have a vast difference between them) how hot the various pieces of hardware get (primarily the GPU) the ambient room temps where the computer is being used, the air flow around the computer, how neat ant tidy the internal case wiring is and often overlooked is has the build been assembled correctly, overclocking for example would require better than a stock HS and generic thermal compound.

 

Can I ask what was reported as running at 100°C, the maximum safe thermal footprint for the 4770k is 72.72°C at which point the computer should shut down to protect the CPU from frying.

 

If you would like us to check your temps and voltages, post the brand and model name or number for the GPU, PSU and the chassis and provide the following screenshots for us;

 

Please take expanded screenshots and only use the method below to attach them.

 

Download Speedfan and install it.  Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.  The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.

If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.


 

speedfan.png

 (this is a screenshot from a vista machine)

 

Download then run HWMonitor and post a screenshot so that we have a comparison to the Speedfan results, details from here

 

To capture and post a screenshot;

Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... Click on the More Reply Options tab then after typing in any response you have... click on Choose File...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on Attach This File...on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.

 

Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.


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So I will test when I get home but idle was at 60c and I can ensure that the room and case is cool. Couldn't even feel any heat from the case while stressing. Gpu is a Msi 970 and the psu is a 650 watt
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Note no over clock and was just running prime 95 for it to reach 100
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Okay so after tweaking a water cooling system on a case that didnt want it lol, i am now running 30-40c while downloading stuff, and its on turbo (3.9). So i know thats better than it at 60 but still havnt stressed it yet. gonna record it playing a decent game and see what happens and update.


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Sorry The Plowman but we cannot help you if you do not answer the questions asked or follow the steps suggested  :(

 

 the psu is a 650 watt 

 

 

Means nothing unless it is a good quality brand such as Antec, Corsair, EVGA or Seasonic which unless upgraded is highly unlikely if purchased from budget providers such as CyberPower.

 

Example budget provider PSU tested here and here


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