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11700K running too hot?


I just complete my PC build with an intel Core i7 11700K, paired with Asus Tuf Gaming Z590-Plus Wifi and a Noctua NH-D15S. I ran a couple benchmarks and observe the CPU temperature. The CPU idles at about 42C, and when running Cinebench R23 and Blender (latest version) with all 6 scenes, the CPU temperature is at around 85-86C, peaking to 90C a couple times. During the entire time, there’s no throttling (CPU utilization is at 100%, 4.6 GHz). Temps drop down to 4x-50C as soon as the tests are over. The temps to me looks very high, even though I know my ambient temp is high also (around 30C, no AC, my Asus Rog Strix 3070 idles at ~42C). The motherboard VRM stays cool during the tests, however, peaking at only 62C. I wonder if the temps of my i7-11700K is too high? Should I be concern?

Thank you in advance.
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These temperatures look perfectly fine and unconcerning to me.