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Hey guys - my current gaming rig (not the one in my sig I am building) is an i7 860 OC'd to 3.7 and stable - has been since I built it almost 2 years ago. I am using a Corsair H70 kit for cooling the CPU. All of a sudden, well since yesterday, I am seeing my CPU core temps up 10-12 without any load and under stress testing about the same increase.

There are no changes to the system - all fans are working - everything is normal captain (except for the temp spike.) My office is cooler than normal since we are getting nice fall weather here in Nor Cal (high 70s with sun is so nice.)

Is this an indication that I may be losing this chip? Or is this possibly an issue with the Corsair unit? Or possibly some other cause I am not smart enough to figure out?

Idle temp right now is 38-42 with full load at 72-76 - again 10-12 higher than I was getting previously. I understand that this is not a fatal temp to be running at, but the spike has me a little concerned.

Thoughts? Bueller? Bueller?
   
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Any recent bumps or bangs that could have dislodged the CPU cooler? That is where I would start looking (even if I didn't think it was the cooler). Re-seat the H70 and see if anything changes.

Any recent updates that you didn't notice? Something like Windows update or your temp monitoring program updating itself could potentially change temps.

I don't think it would be the chip, I wouldn't have thought the temp would increase as it degrades, and I would imagine that any change would be gradual anyway, but I could be wrong on that.
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No bumps that I am aware of - I will try reseating the cooler. I see an update from Wednesday, but the temp increase happened yesterday so not sure those are related.
   
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