News

Intel Core i7-7700 Suffering High Temperature Spikes

High-temperature spikes?

Intel’s new Core i7-7700 processors – both standard and K versions – are reportedly suffering from extremely high temperature spikes, according to owners over on Intel’s community fora. Users are reporting that the CPU are reaching temperatures of up to 90°C (194°F), even when under low voltage or using delidded cooling modifications.

The Register has been inundated with disgruntled i7-7700 owners complaining about overheating issues

“My own chip suffers from it, (without any overclocking) which is quite an annoyance,” user Bastard-Wizard told The Register. “This despite a delid modification and a proper water loop, resulting in the fans ramping up and down very frequently, and the temperature appearing to frequently spike near the danger zone.”

“At this point though, with the temps most people are seeing, even good chips capable of hitting high clocks at low voltage still have very little headroom due to the thermal spikes these chips are displaying at even stock settings,” mrobscura added. “It’s ridiculous that previous gen chips run cooler at equal or higher clocks despite needing to pump much higher voltage through them to obtain said clocks.”

Intel doesn’t seem to be taking the matter too seriously!

Three months after it first received reports of such a problem, the tech giant has twice described these worrying high temperature spikes as “normal.”

“The reported behavior of the 7th Generation Intel 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),” Intel rep Ronald M. told users. “In our internal investigation, we did not observe temperature variation outside of the expected behavior and recommended specifications.”

“For the i7-7700K, momentary temperature changes from the idle temperature are normal while completing certain tasks like opening a browser or an application,” an Intel spokesperson later told The Register. “We’ve looked into the reports and have not seen any unexpected behavior or indication of performance impact.”

Intel is already suffering in the chip wars – AMD’s Ryzen has seen it steal $150 million-worth of ground in desktop sales on its rival – and these reports will do little to help the company’s CPU domination from being further undermined.

Ashley Allen

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

RGB Gaming Mouse Mat Pad

【RGB LED Backlit】The rgb mouse mat has a true RGB backlit effect,there are 10 lighting…

15 hours ago

The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook

Feast on all of the delicious offerings found in the world of Skyrim in this…

15 hours ago

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 WINDFORCE OC 12GB Graphics Card

Supported Technologies: Supporting Nvidia DLSS 3, DLSS 2, ultra-efficient Ada Lovelace arch, full ray tracing,…

15 hours ago

MSI GeForce RTX 4070 GAMING X SLIM WHITE 12G Graphics Card

4.71138E+12 Item Weight: 1.5 kg Model Number: V513-274R Was £599.99 Now £534.98 Keep up with…

15 hours ago

Intel® Core™ i5-13400F Desktop Processor 10 cores

Intel’s new performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into a single CPU, keeping everything in…

15 hours ago

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Processor

CPU-core: 8, # of Threads: 16, Base clock: 3.8 GHz, maximal Boost Clock: up to…

15 hours ago