I was not concerned till your last line. If you have a liquid cooling system, I am supprized to see temps get anywhere near as high as you are reporting
Your numbers look typical for the stock heatsink.
I likle to see the temps under 70 because higher than that your likly getting into a therimal throttling range.
I don't think your liquid cooler is functioning correctly.
I dont think its one of those fancy liquid setups that some ppl have. Its an acer so i think its what they call liquid cooling. Usually them temps are fine, just in that game they went up in the 80's.
It just seems a issue with Battlefield. I played starcraft 2 and the temps do not go over 58 degrees. Could this just be a game issue? is there anything i can do in the bios to reduce the temps? like disable the turbo boost?
I don't think it is a game issue unless you count good code righting as an issue. If the temps are high, it is because all the CPU cores are working hard.
Make sure you system has good air flow. Locked in a closet or desk drawer is bad as is sitting on the heat register or next to the fire place.
You can try disabling Turbo Boost. Won't hurt anything (except performance when the CPU is in a moderate use case.) and it would be a good check of the boards Imon curve calibration. With the temp as high as your seeing, you should already be out of turbo boost mode.If the board design is under reporting Imon The processor would try to stay in turbo boost longer and get hotter. The processor thermal throttling will still protect the processor.
ok thanks for the help. I think it is just terrible air flow, i opened the side panel of the case and played a bit, this time i never reached over 72 on almost full load.
you might want to consider an extra fan in the box
Most chassis have locations of a front or rear fan (if it does not have one there already.
Cousair makes two H2O Coolers that work very nice I have both , the H-50 and the H-70 , They are your best bet unless you want to get into building a custom cooling SYS. they are about $75.00 for the H-50 and about $100.00 for the H-70 which has dual 120mm fans . These are safe no worries about leaks.