For three months now, many users have been complaining in Intel forums that their Kaby Lake processors, suddenly and unknowingly, experienced an alarming increase in temperatures up to 90 ° C, even on processors in which they had no overclocking. So wondering what was Intel’s response on all this. Here is what they said “Everything is fine, that’s normal” and “We suggest not overclocking the Core i7 7700k”.
We have already talked about the temperature problems of Intel’s Kaby Lake processors. The problem itself has been identified as caused due to the use of thermal putty (TIM) between the top of the die of the processor and the use of crap quality HIS by the technology giant. This has led to the appearance of devices that allow the delidding of their processor to replace the original TIM by one of quite better quality. This would be able to considerably reduce temperatures at full load, even with processor overclocking.
The problem is that for three months now users have been complaining that even processors in stock configuration and without touching any of the voltages, the processor still undergoes a fairly high temperature increase (up to 90 ºC, over a total of 100 ºC that has the processor as Tmax).
What is Intel’s response? Do not Overclock.
The thing that made the users of the forums furious is the response that Intel has given to this problem.
I think here Intel is forgetting about the elephant in the room. That is, if their processors have been launched to make it deluge and this is happening precisely because it works, as standard, too hot. If that was true three months ago when we were in the middle of winter, I do not want to imagine the complaints that will come to light when summer arrives in a couple of months.
Anyway, the response from Intel seems totally inadequate. I say that if you make a processor with its multipliers unlocked, you do it because you anticipate that its users want to use this feature for which they have paid, not because they love that they carry the suffix “K” behind the processor model. So the solution of not overclocking the Core i7 7700K processors is like asking a plane pilot dew acrobatics not to fly with the one just bought.
On the other hand, this problem is not only focused on processors with capacity for overclocking, but also with other models. What should these users do? Stop using them during the summer season as it might burn the processor?