i9-10900k overheating issue

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Hi all,

New to this forum and I am hoping if possible to get some advice for cooling regarding the above cpu.

I have noticed that my CPU is getting higher temperatures than I'd normally expect when gaming, usually most games aren't too bad and are within reason however I have had some abnormally high temperatures when playing Warzone. Not sure if it's because this game is very CPU intensive but it's getting sometimes to the high 80 c max when playing (see attached pictures).

When speaking to the company I bought the PC from they have advised that the temperatures are within reason and they'd only be able to get them lower by about 5 c but is this normal for this particular CPU?

Please see specs below:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i9 Ten-Core Processor i9-10900K (3.7GHz) 20MB Cache

Motherboard: ASUS® ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO Wi-Fi (LGA1200, USB 3.2, CrossFireX/SLI) - ARGB Ready

RAM: 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)

Graphics card: 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP

PSU: CORSAIR 850W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Corsair H100x Hydro Cooler

Thermal paste: ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Case: THERMALTAKE V200 2.0 TEMPERED GLASS RGB EDITION GAMING CASE

Could it be that the AIO is not powerful enough for this kind of processor or that there is a genuine issue with the cooler?

Thanks in advance for your advice/help.

https://ibb.co/t4JJ6Pt

https://ibb.co/3dZT45j

https://ibb.co/4Wgx6LT

https://ibb.co/Ws2pWkD

https://ibb.co/SmccHY2
 
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The temps are safe but still pretty high given the cooler; maybe add some picks of the cooling setup like where the AIO is and other fans.

Warzone is CPU heavy and Intel chips do run hot. What’s your idle temp after the pc has been on for a bit? You can also look at undervolting to reduce heat and keep performance.
 
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Hi @Mesai Thank you for the response bro, I have put the links to pics of my case/setup below, sorry for the terrible quality they're taken from my phone.

Basically to summarise I have two case fans at the top of the case and one at the back. Idle temperatures when on for a bit are usually in the 30-40c range especially if I don't have anything open it usually doesn't get above 40c it only seems to be that one game that causes it but I'm slightly worried that it may burn out my hardware in a few years....

https://ibb.co/5r6SBRq

https://ibb.co/xz1SKmS

https://ibb.co/2MfNDRv
 
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Hi all,

New to this forum and I am hoping if possible to get some advice for cooling regarding the above cpu.

I have noticed that my CPU is getting higher temperatures than I'd normally expect when gaming, usually most games aren't too bad and are within reason however I have had some abnormally high temperatures when playing Warzone. Not sure if it's because this game is very CPU intensive but it's getting sometimes to the high 80 c max when playing (see attached pictures).

When speaking to the company I bought the PC from they have advised that the temperatures are within reason and they'd only be able to get them lower by about 5 c but is this normal for this particular CPU?

Please see specs below:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i9 Ten-Core Processor i9-10900K (3.7GHz) 20MB Cache

Motherboard: ASUS® ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO Wi-Fi (LGA1200, USB 3.2, CrossFireX/SLI) - ARGB Ready

RAM: 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)

Graphics card: 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP

PSU: CORSAIR 850W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Corsair H100x Hydro Cooler

Thermal paste: ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Case: THERMALTAKE V200 2.0 TEMPERED GLASS RGB EDITION GAMING CASE

Could it be that the AIO is not powerful enough for this kind of processor or that there is a genuine issue with the cooler?

Thanks in advance for your advice/help.

https://ibb.co/t4JJ6Pt

https://ibb.co/3dZT45j

https://ibb.co/4Wgx6LT

https://ibb.co/Ws2pWkD

https://ibb.co/SmccHY2

Hi mate, looks high to me i have same cooler and 10850k. COD, FS2020, Cyberpunk around 65c on mine. Looks like you are 1.33v @ 5.1ghz, is this fixed, turbo offset? Try fixed 4.8ghz 1.150v, plays well cool and same fps, at 4K anyway.
 
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Hi @turbot1984 Yeah I thought the same, problem is that this is the defaults that the motherboard is trying to set for the processor, I am not actually trying to overclock at all, it initially had asus multi core enhancement on by default till I turned it off, I imagine it's the intel turbo trying to run all the cores at 5.1 ghz is it safe to turn this off somehow? I initially left everything at stock but it appears the motherboard is trying to overclock for me from factory settings.... lol
 
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Hi @Mesai Thank you for the response bro, I have put the links to pics of my case/setup below, sorry for the terrible quality they're taken from my phone.

Basically to summarise I have two case fans at the top of the case and one at the back. Idle temperatures when on for a bit are usually in the 30-40c range especially if I don't have anything open it usually doesn't get above 40c it only seems to be that one game that causes it but I'm slightly worried that it may burn out my hardware in a few years....

https://ibb.co/5r6SBRq

https://ibb.co/xz1SKmS

https://ibb.co/2MfNDRv

Are there any intake fans at the front?

Those temps aren’t dangerous but it’s going to throttle your performance a bit. If you don’t have front intake fans, getting some will make a worthwhile difference.
 
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Oh yeah forgot to take pics of those, there are some fans at the front that came with the case that are spinning with LED/RGB lights (pics below).

https://ibb.co/x8rHN9g

https://ibb.co/yf60CY0

Is it worth trying to underclocking/undervolting to see if that will reduce the temperatures? I haven't tried that but I didn't want to make the system unstable if I make a mistake, if I'm honest I don't really know what I'm doing either....
 
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Hi @turbot1984 Yeah I thought the same, problem is that this is the defaults that the motherboard is trying to set for the processor, I am not actually trying to overclock at all, it initially had asus multi core enhancement on by default till I turned it off, I imagine it's the intel turbo trying to run all the cores at 5.1 ghz is it safe to turn this off somehow? I initially left everything at stock but it appears the motherboard is trying to overclock for me from factory settings.... lol
Yeah mine is the same... if you leave vcore at 'Auto' it applies crazy voltages for anything over 5ghz all core.
10900k's run hot but with 100X cooler you should be fine up to 1.350v in games.
 
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Oh yeah forgot to take pics of those, there are some fans at the front that came with the case that are spinning with LED/RGB lights (pics below).

https://ibb.co/x8rHN9g

https://ibb.co/yf60CY0

Is it worth trying to underclocking/undervolting to see if that will reduce the temperatures? I haven't tried that but I didn't want to make the system unstable if I make a mistake, if I'm honest I don't really know what I'm doing either....
This might help and they use an Asus mobo! You have got a terrific mobo for OC'ing btw, i'm jealous
https://www.overclockers.com/how-to-overclock-the-i9-10900k-a-guide-for-taming-the-beast/
 
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Thanks @turbot1984 nothing to be jealous of since I can't do anything with it atm without it going over 80c in Warzone hahaha, probably going to need to underclock and undervolt just to get temperatures down, thanks for the link I'll check it out
 
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Thanks @turbot1984 nothing to be jealous of since I can't do anything with it atm without it going over 80c in Warzone hahaha, probably going to need to underclock and undervolt just to get temperatures down, thanks for the link I'll check it out
No worries and good luck. Check fan speed on your H100X as well, they are noisy, if you can't hear it, it aint cooling ;)
 
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Thanks @turbot1984 nothing to be jealous of since I can't do anything with it atm without it going over 80c in Warzone hahaha, probably going to need to underclock and undervolt just to get temperatures down, thanks for the link I'll check it out

Give undervolting a try first. Takes a couple minutes and shouldn’t impact performance.
 
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