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I7 9700k idling between 50 degrees C and 60?

SDero
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Just bought a new pc with liquid cooling on my CPU and these temperatures just seem a bit High am I right or wrong what should I do to keep them cooler ​

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n_scott_pearson
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So, I have two thoughts. First, yea, these seem high for a liquid cooling solution. Are you sure you have the mass properly mounted to the processor ​with a reasonable amount of TIM? Second, the idle temperatures are only concerning is the loaded temperatures are similarly high. If you aren't reaching 85c under heavy load, then I wouldn't worry as much.

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