3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2017 11:37 AM by Intel Corporation

    i7-7700 Temperature spike problem(sensor problem?)


      I have a brand new build; i7-7700 is running at stock speeds. I have the RAM set to XMP for DDR4-2400. Motherboard is Gigabyte-GA-B250M-D3H.


      I have found that the i7-7700 reports a momentary (a second or less) temperature spike 30 > 50 degrees Celsius anytime a program is opened, a webpage is opened, a background app runs etc. The temperature blip cascades through the cores in random order; not the same every time. This causes my heatsink fan to constantly cycle up and down.


      Processor Model:          I7 7700

      Motherboard Brand:     Gigabyte

      Motherboard Model:    GA-B250M-D3H

      BIOS Version:                F4(latest version)

      RAM:                             G.Skills Value 8GB x2 (X.M.P to 2400Mhz)

      OS installed                  Windows 10 (64 bit)

      Video Card:                   Gigabyte gtx1070 windforce oc

      Cooler:                          Stock Intel Fan



      Attempted solutions:

      I have re-installed my heatsink and thermal paste with no change.


      I have found a few user reports elsewhere on the web, all reasoning that it's just the way it is. I don't accept that. Opening a folder or browser should not spike temps +30 degrees. Not only is the fan cycling annoying, it puts undue stress on my fan; possibly shortening its lifespan.

      Is there any fix?