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Source - http://www.pcgamer.com/intels-tells-core-i7-7700k-owners-to-stop-overclocking-to-avoid-high-temps/

I'm highly irritated by the response here and it just goes to show they really don't understand their customers very well here. For years now their making a huge profit from gamers and enthusiasts and the good old everyone overclocks their CPU but doesn't talk about it attitude is getting old, they need to find a way to address this better.
Edited by Jedson3614 - 5/4/17 at 11:57am
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Typical Intel. First, they cheapen the manufacturing process by changing from fluxless solder to terrible thermal paste between the core and IHS. Then they blame high temps on overclocking? When some of the people probably have the CPUs at stock anyway.

I'm glad AMD is actually competitive in the CPU space again. 4790k will be my last Intel purchase. Even that I had to delid because of terrible temperatures.
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Originally Posted by Jedson3614 View Post

Source - http://www.pcgamer.com/intels-tells-core-i7-7700k-owners-to-stop-overclocking-to-avoid-high-temps/

I'm highly irritated by the response here and it just goes to show they really don't understand their customers very well here. For years now their making a huge profit from gamers and enthusiasts and the good old every overclocks their CPU but doesn't talk about it attitude is getting old, they need to find a way to address this better.

First I've heard of this. You'd think on a site as large and diverse as Overclock.net, this would have been reported before... wink.gif
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And... I noticed a typo thanks for reposting that lol
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Well this it not the first time. I7 3770K if i remember correct had similar problem with cheap paste crap and high temp to follow.

Thats why i am sticking to my I7 980X as long as i can. That overclock like a champ without frying its self. Im curious if the up comming coofee lake and skylake e/X299 will have similar problem.
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Well this it not the first time. I7 3770K if i remember correct had similar problem with cheap paste crap and high temp to follow.

Thats why i am sticking to my I7 980X as long as i can. That overclock like a champ without frying its self. Im curious if the up comming coofee lake and skylake e/X299 will have similar problem.

Sandy Bridge (e.g. 2500k/2600k) was the last architecture from Intel that used the fluxless solder. Ivy Bridge (3770k like you mentioned) transitioned to the garbage thermal paste. I would guess Intel will follow this since they don't care about enthusiasts. I could understand if they use the shoddy thermal paste on the low end celeron / i3 type CPUs but c'mon. i5 and i7 unlocked SKUs are so expensive they can spend the extra few dollars to go back to the old way with super efficient thermal transfer.
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Sandy Bridge (e.g. 2500k/2600k) was the last architecture from Intel that used the fluxless solder. Ivy Bridge (3770k like you mentioned) transitioned to the garbage thermal paste. I would guess Intel will follow this since they don't care about enthusiasts. I could understand if they use the shoddy thermal paste on the low end celeron / i3 type CPUs but c'mon. i5 and i7 unlocked SKUs are so expensive they can spend the extra few dollars to go back to the old way with super efficient thermal transfer.

Their HEDT parts are still soldered IIRC.
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ye these guys at Intel are really weird
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Intel: We do not recommend running outside the processor specifications
post #9 of 15
then why do they unlock chips,if they don't recommend overclocking them

hopefully Ryzen will wake them up a bit
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Keep the reports coming. Maybe they will learn their lesson rolleyes.gif

Surprised they didn't advertise their tuning protection plan in the response.
Next we will be paying them an extra $ to delid it for us lachen.gif
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