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8700k heat

JReck
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Hi. I'm just wondering is there a way to get the thermal paste inside my 8700k changed that won't good my warranty as it runs hot. I know if you delivered it and change it yourself it voids the warranty. I currently have a closed loop cooler joined up to it and it does a good job, but under load the 8700k spikes at 80c. Is that ok for a CPU to spike at 80c frequently under load? My pc has really good air flow too. Cheers.

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AlHill
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You can change the TIM on your processor, and it will not void the warranty. Now, do NOT delid the processor. That is a different situation.

Spiking at 80c is ok. So, I would not worry about changing the TIM

Glad you have good air flow. A lot of users do not.

By the way, this is your processor: https://ark.intel.com/products/126684/Intel-Core-i7-8700K-Processor-12M-Cache-up-to-4_70-GHz Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz) Product Specifications

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AlHill
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You can change the TIM on your processor, and it will not void the warranty. Now, do NOT delid the processor. That is a different situation.

Spiking at 80c is ok. So, I would not worry about changing the TIM

Glad you have good air flow. A lot of users do not.

By the way, this is your processor: https://ark.intel.com/products/126684/Intel-Core-i7-8700K-Processor-12M-Cache-up-to-4_70-GHz Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz) Product Specifications

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JReck
Beginner
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Thanks Al for answering my question.

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