8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2012 8:06 AM by Luis_Intel

    Is My i7 2600K Running a Little Hot?


      I built myself a desktop about 3 or so months ago, at first i didn't have any problems with it, but just recently i have been having some problems. I recently installed Skyrim, but when i started to play it, after about 20 minutes or so, my computer just shut down, like the processor was overheating. so after it happened a few more times i got a monitoring program which told me that my CPU was running between 60 - 80c at idle. I took off the heatsink and the thermal compound was completely dry, so i went and bought some more and replaced it, and now my CPU is running at around 50c at idle. Is this too hot for my CPU?