Let me help you with this.
There are some steps I want you to try based on the description you have provided. First of all, I recommend you resetting the BIOS to factory settings in case a change was made and could be affecting the performance.
It is important to say that the normal temperature of a processor can go from 25c to 55C when in normal conditions and it can go up to 83 when running stress tests so I the temperatures the processor is reaching seems to be normal so far.
In case you are in doubt of the performance or functionality of the unit, you can run the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool. This software runs a test on the processor and will diagnose every single component inside the processor reporting bad sectors if necessary.
Here you can download it:
Hi kevin, thanks for your help
When i run the Diagnostic Tool it ends with Test Status FAIL due to the PCH Test failing. Sadly the Help-Document doesn't provide any information on this matter. What could cause this test to fail? With the PCH Test disabled all other tests pass.
I resetted my BIOS once again and double checked the settings. Everything is set to their default values according to the MB Manual.
I kind of agree that these temperatures don't sound high by themselves but only because my aftermarket heatsink seems to be able to keep them within these normal temperature ranges. Such a heavy investment however should not be required to run a CPU at temperatures slightly below the upper end of what would be considered normal. If i were to install the stock HS, should my CPU still not exceed 83°C when running a stress test? This is probably the only thing i havent tried so far.
If the test fails just make sure you are using default setting at the BIOS level to avoid any inconvenience during the test.
IF the processor is running under default settings the stock thermal cooling solution should be working fine but due to the Fail status on this test, I recommend you contacting your local Intel® support for them to check it and replace it if necessary.