Intel users have been experience some thermal issues, with their current 7th Gen Intel core i7 700k processor. Where numerous users have reported that their processor is experiencing high thermal spikes at an alarming rate. Though the only support that all of them got from Intel, was asking them to run it at stock speeds.
Now if you don’t know, both the Intel 7th Gen Core i7 7700 and 7700k are quad core processors. While both of them contain the same 4 cores and 8 threads as well. Though there is a difference in clock speeds. Where the cheaper Core i7 7700 runs at a clock speed of 3.6GHz. While the expensive Core i7 7700K runs at a clock speed of 4.2GHz. That can also go higher, provided that adequate cooling is there.
According to user experiencing these spikes in temperature, the thermals on their processor can spike up to 90 degrees. While some have also reported it to hit over 100 degrees. This is not something normal and is a big problem for the life span of a processor. Users with air cooling are not the only being affected here, as same is the case with liquid cooled processors as well.
Intel did somewhat responded to their users by saying “The reported behavior of the 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K Processor, showing momentary temperature changes from the idle temperature, is normal while completing a task (like opening a browser or an application or a program)…In our internal investigation, we did not observe temperature variation outside of the expected behavior and recommended specifications.”
So basically Intel is asking its users not to overclock their Intel 7th Gen Intel Core i7 7700K processor. While the company sells K variants of their chips with unlocked multiplier. Which means that it’s meant for overclocking. Though by asking its users not to overclock, have upset a lot of users. Because in the end it’s the user who paid the premium and didn’t get the desired results.
What do you think about Intel’s response? Are you also facing these temperatures spikes.