I haven't had much trouble with my rig up until recently. I upgraded from 4770k to a brand new 4790k and around Christmas. Also installed a new Corsair H110i GT. Had trouble with the cooler, ended up having to RMA it. I installed the new one and everything was performing great at first. Turns out i won the bin lottery and this 4790k was running impressively. New cooler was working well too. Couple of ROG peeps on here were really impressed with the OC i was able to attain at fairly low voltage.
So, long story short, I've been very busy lately and haven't even had the computer on in the last week. Finally got to hop on there a minute ago... Suddenly BSOD! I reboot, get to desktop and core 0,2,3 and 4 are all idling at around 22C, however core 1 is pinned at 75C!!
I switched the fans to performance mode, the 3 cores dropped even more, core 1 still hovering around 75C.
I haven't changed any settings. Everything was peachy last time i had it on. Not sure what's up. Figured someone might have an idea.
Only thing that's really changed is that i had to re tim the cpu when i installed the new cooler obviously . I usually use Artic Silver 5. I have several tubes laying around. The one i used may be a little old. Could this just be caused by bad thermal compound?
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero Apex | Intel i9 11900k @5.5ghz | G. Skill Trident Z 32gb@4000mhz | WD SN850x 4gb/WD SN850 2gb | Gigabyte Aorus Master 3080Ti | EVGA Supernova G2 1300w | Windows 11 Pro