5 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2017 4:19 PM by Intel Corporation

    Intel i7 4770K Heat - Data Corruption?



      I have an Intel 4770K with stock heatsink (low profile).  After moving stuff in the PC something has dislodged and blocked the fan on the cooler.   This has caused the CPU to sit around 84-90C.   This was discovered about 24 hours later when I went to plug in a new drive and saw the CPU fan wasn't running - which lead me to check the ASUS monitoring software.


      I have some very important stuff on the PC - and I made a lot of changes to my files in that time frame.   If in theory -- the PC was running at it's thermal threshold, what is the likelihood my data could suffer corruption?


      Thanks - M