Hello Intel i have been saving money for 3 years so i could upgrade my i7 920 it was getting very dated.
so after reading many reviews it looked like a 7700 was faster then the AMD 1800x for gaming and being a Intel Fan boy it was a easy buy.
so now 2 months later and i'm unable to get the temp spikes under control i upgraded to a water cooler did't seem to help.
whats the deal here is this normal. should i even be playing games on this system i see temps jump to 85C when loading a level then back to 40c a few seconds later.
as someone who only makes money cutting lawns and doing odd jobs i feel like i spent a lot of money on this CPU and to see spikes like this freaks me out a bit.
i don't want it burning up in a year as i can't replace this cpu if it fails.
what does intel suggest i do with this should i underclock the cpu or lower the stock voltage? or should i just sell the system and buy a PS4
Sorry for the spelling im only 15 years old
can i return this CPU for a lower option that is not going to overheat each time a level loads
its getting really hard to be a Intel fanboy when all my AMD buddys are running lower temps better FPS then me and at cheaper price tag
can someone from intel please contact me .
Thanks for taking the time to read this
Thank you for contacting Intel Communities.
Of course, we can definitely help you with your questions.
Actually, this is an expected behavior, and I wouldn't worry about this, you can review the following post regarding this topic:
/message/471425# 471425 Re: Thermal sensor issue i7-7700k?
In addition, you can check the following article regarding overheating issues:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/processors/000005597.html Frequently Asked Questions about Temperature for Intel® Desktop and Mobile Processors
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/processors/000005791.html Computer Is Overheating Warning Signs
I hope this information helps.
Please don't hesitate in contacting us back if you need further assistance.
As the intel rep says this is normal behavior for these processors.
So i would advise against lowering the clock speeds or disabling boost.
As for the gaming performance of this vs Ryzen... Ryzen does now offer some decent performing chips at a price point most people want, but it does not outperform the 7700k at gaming.
So if you are having lower fps than your buddies there are 2 possible reasons. One is you are using a less powerful GPU, the other being that people tend to exaggerate their fps when speaking with others.
If neither of the above are true, then it might be a configuration issue on your system. If that is the case you can private message me and I will do my best to resolve the issue.