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Core i7-7700K Owners Complain Of Overheating; Get Told By Intel To Stop Overclocking

By Grace Anilado , May 06, 2017 04:50 AM EDT
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The Core i7-7700 and i7-7700K chips are two of Intel's most powerful processors currently available in the market. Those who buy these particular CPUs do so because they want the best performance. But as of late, many owners of those chips have been complaining regarding a hot issue-overheating.

The aforementioned Intel chips are particularly popular among CPU enthusiasts due to their promise of superior performance. However, it is the i7-7700K variant that most people choose. It clocks in at 4.2GHz compared to the 3.6GHz of i7-7700. Both can be pushed beyond their limits thanks to their multipliers but that is where the chip owners are experiencing problems, according to Extreme Tech.

PC users are often hyper-aware of their CPU temperatures especially when overclocking, but 7700s owners have been noticing unusual spikes. These mysterious surges even go as high as 90 degrees Celsius. That is an incredibly high temperature that is already straddling the maximum threshold of 100 degrees. Because of that, users aired their concerns in Intel's community forums. Intel at first did not respond but only did so after there were 37 pages of complaints.

A company representative replied to the threads, saying the temperature spikes are normal when a user conducts a task. The statement said that during their internal investigation, they did not experience the problem that Core i7-7700 and i7-7700K owners are complaining about. The canned reply ended by telling forum members to not run the processor outside the range of its specifications. In other words, Intel told them not to overclock at all, PC Gamer writes.

That was not the response the community expected and only ruffled feathers further. The CPUs have unlocked multipliers specifically for overclocking. This has led to some forum members declare that they are swearing off Intel's products for good. A few even stated that they will go over to the company's rival, AMD, instead.

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