Originally Posted by highwhey
sick. i have the same case and ram.
my intel 6700k gets extremely hot playing bf1. i hit 65-70c regularly. i'm thinking i should re-mount the cooler so i can reapply the thermal paste. i've had temps hit 80c +. maybe it's because i only have 2 case fans, but that's why i watch my temps carefully.
did you buy the monitor from costco?
Your cpu will downclock to protect itself from damage. Don't worry about it too much. If you want to brag about temps on reddit, try these steps:
If you only have 2 case fans, it's crucial that your wiring needs to be tucked away neatly out of the airflow. Start there.
Replace the stock fans with something better.
Get the best CPU cooler you can afford.
Monitor the ambient temps of your room. AC units are going to lag behind the longer sessions you play.