Is my i7 4790k running too hot?

By hellasenpai
Oct 16, 2014
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  1. Hello everybody
    I recently built my 2nd pc and these are my specs

    SSD 128GB SAMSUNG 850 Pro
    1TB HDD (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago)

    2TB HDD(from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago)

    GPU = GTX 680 2GB (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit on it's way in the mail.

    Case is pretty old and doesnt have a lid but it was working fine with my pervious buid)

    PSU = CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago)

    Heatsink = Scythe Ashura Universal Processor Cooler

    CPU = Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Refresh Quad-Core 4.0GHz

    Motherboard = MSI Z97-Gaming 7 Intel Z97 Motherboard

    Memory = CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

    but I'm afrais my processir might be running too hot.
    these are the temps I'm getting.


    Prime95 100% load
  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,191   +590

    No its actually running nice and cool so do not worry. The temp limits for that processor I believe is 105 Celcius and you are way below that. Normally you want to keep below 80c for longevity of a processor (Intel side). For instance my CPU is overclocked under liquid and Prime95 runs it up to on some cores 75C and I have a Haswell-E 5930K.

    You are more than perfectly fine!
    JohnCB likes this.
  3. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +62

    Confirming what @GhostRyder is saying, you're running more than sufficiently cool.

    Absolutely nothing to worry about at all.
  4. hellasenpai

    hellasenpai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Awesome, Thank you guys.
  5. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Enthusiast Posts: 162

    ~60°C under 100% load is not bad at all.

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