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Help? CPU has been reaching 90-100 degrees frequently

chromecracker

37 months ago

Hi, my question is as above. My setup is almost 5 years old and I need help deciding on whether I should upgrade my whole build or just replace the case and add a better cpu cooling instead. Would also need help on suggestion as I'm thinking of adding more ram as I'm using after effects and the lack of memory causes huge disruption in my workflow.

My current build is as follow:

CPU: 3570k

8 Gb of ram ddr3

CPU cooling: stock cooler

PSU: 650w

GPU: EVGA 980ti

Case: Bitfenix Shinobi

I do 3d modelling and use after effects and other adobe softwares and moderate gaming. Am considering of getting an AIO watercooler for my CPU but wouldnt fit in my current case. Also considering of upgrading to an i7 6700k for the sake of adding ddr4 ram. Please advise!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

it all depends on how much you want to spend.

The cheapest way is getting an aftermarket cooler with some premium thermal paste. Cryorig products come with a great paste.

  • Cryorig M9i - 20$
  • Cryorig H7 - 30$
  • Scythe FUMA - 50$

Do you have 2x120mm intake fans in the front?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Are any of the fans dead? How many are you running?

Is the inside really dusty?

If you've got thermal paste, I'd reseat the cooler (properly, of course).

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you make enough from video editing, then get the i7-6700k build and expand production.

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