67 months ago
I put together my first build today with a 4770k (stock speeds), stock cooler, Asus z97 a motherboard, define r4 case.
I ran prime95 and after 15 min of hovering around 78-82 degrees it shot up to 96 degrees and stayed around there until I stopped it. I know this is an unrealistic everyday use stress on the cpu but those temps seem insanely high considering I'm not overclocking. I think the cooler is installed correctly. Could it be a bad thermal paste job or do I need an aftermarket cooler?