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Hello. My old pc died because it got to hot, so recently i bought a new pc and one of the first things i did was checking what temperatures it would reach, because i dont want that to happen again and just by doing a simple task like running Windows full virus scan it was reaching +90 degrees celcius and ive been researching and from what i undertand your CPU shouldnt reach higher that 80 degrees celcius under maximum load, so i contacted the shop where i bought it and Intel about it and Intel told me to update the BIOS (i did that and it didnt fix the problem) they then said that if it didnt fix the problem, both them and the shop told me to change the CPU with a new one of same model (i7-12700F) and get a better CPU cooler instead of the stock one and no matter what i will change the CPU, because i obviously dont want a CPU that there is something wrong with, but id like to save the money for a new CPU cooler for something else, if its possible, so my question is if there is any way for me to get my CPU down in temperature without changing the cooler, without loosing performance and my pc being to loud, i have set my fans to go to 100 at 50 degrees celcius in BIOS, but i still hit +81 degrees celcius doing virus scan, i can then set my pc in power saver mode and it will only 64 degrees celcius doing a scan, but that takes off way to much performance i think ? id like to have my pc on either balanced or high performance. Also Intel is telling me that i need a cooler with at least 180 watt, but the shop where i bought the pc is saying that BE QUIET PURE ROCK 2 is more than enough (its less than 180 watt though) and im thinking Intel is right, since they made the CPU, so they should know best, but i want to hear other peoples opinion on that aswell.
 

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Recall that component temperatures are related to ambient temperatures too. It's going to be harder to keep your CPU cool in a 40 °C environment than in a 20 °C environment. Note that the ambient temps you need to be concerned with are those inside your computer case, not in your room. It does little good to blow heat off of the CPU if the hot air then just lingers around in your computer case. High-end PCs need good intake and exhaust case fans as well as large CPU coolers.
 

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Recall that component temperatures are related to ambient temperatures too. It's going to be harder to keep your CPU cool in a 40 °C environment than in a 20 °C environment. Note that the ambient temps you need to be concerned with are those inside your computer case, not in your room. It does little good to blow hot air off of the CPU if it just lingers around in your computer case. High-end PCs need good intake and exhaust case fans as well as large CPU coolers.
Yeah i heard that some where else aswell, problem is i dont have anything to take the temperature inside the case with, but my room temperature is probably 15 degrees celcius.
 

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Yeah i heard that some where else aswell, problem is i dont have anything to take the temperature inside the case with, but my room temperature is probably 15 degrees celcius.
Run HWmonitor to check your temperatures at various locations around your system.


Note that your CPU can handle temps up to 100 degrees C before it shuts down. 70 degrees C or less under heavy load is optimal but won't generally be obtainable with a stock cooler.
 

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Run HWmonitor to check your temperatures at various locations around your system.


Note that your CPU can handle temps up to 100 degrees C before it shuts down. 70 degrees C or less under heavy load is optimal but won't generally be obtainable with a stock cooler.
Scr shot from HWMonitor showing the temperatures under my ''normal'' workload wich is: PrivadoVPN, Spotify, ZoneAlarm, CoreTemp and Intel Driver Support Assistant open down in the right corner and a few documents and the picture with higher temperatures is from after during a virus scan.
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what about theese coolers ? Since those are the only ones that the shop im buying from have for my case: BE QUIET PURE ROCK 2 or CORSAIR H100x WATERCOOLER, 240MM
 

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In general, your system is running no hotter than a balmy day at the beach. Those high temps are either erroneous readings or from MOSFETs in the Voltage Regulator Module that just run hot.

What you need to do is check temps with your CPU under load. Run Prime95 for a few minutes while monitoring the CPU temperature.

 

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The Be Quiet's reviews are a little underwhelming. It's a good heatsink for general use but might not be the best for a high-end processor that's running hot. Of the two, the Corsair is definitely the better choice for cooling. However, do run Prime95 to see if you really even need additional cooling. Remember that most games are GPU-intensive rather than CPU-intensive. Your system may not do a lot that really loads up your CPU. Deep anti-virus scans can load up the CPU as it processes thousands of files but you don't do this every day. However, beyond that the CPU may only idle around at 40% usage or less, even when playing games. Do you do a lot of video rendering, compile lots of programs you have coded, or maybe do some heavy-duty biomedical protein structure analysis?
 

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In general, your system is running no hotter than a balmy day at the beach. Those high temps are either erroneous readings or from MOSFETs in the Voltage Regulator Module that just run hot.

What you need to do is check temps with your CPU under load. Run Prime95 for a few minutes while monitoring the CPU temperature.

Ive run Cinebench and my pc would hit +9x doing that.

and i dont use my pc for gaming or plan to, this is my ''normal'' workload PrivadoVPN, Spotify, ZoneAlarm, CoreTemp and Intel Driver Support Assistant open down in the right corner and a few documents. Yes its a full virus scan from Microsoft Defender that makes my pc hit +80 degrees celcius, but yes i dont do that every day.
 
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