Thursday, May 4, 2017

Intel Responds To i7-7700K Heat Spike Complaints

Intel says that,  after conducting an internal investigation, the company did not observe any temperature variations "outside of the expected-behavior." As most of you know, we've had phenomenal luck with our i7-7700K running at 5GHz stable with temps never passing the 68°C mark.

We appreciate the feedback you have provided, and your patience as we investigated this behavior.  The reported behavior of the 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor, showing momentary temperature changes from the idle temperature, is normal while completing a task (like opening a browser or an application or a program). In our internal investigation, we did not observe temperature variation outside of the expected behavior and recommended specifications. For processor specifications, please refer to the Intel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor Product Specifications. Most motherboard manufacturers offer customizable fan speed control settings that may allow for smoother transition of fan revolutions per minute (rpm). Please consult your motherboard manufacturer’s manual or website for instructions on how to change default fan speed control settings. We do not recommend running outside the processor specifications, such as by exceeding processor frequency or voltage specifications, or removing of the integrated heat spreader (sometimes called “de-lidding”). These actions will void the processor warranty.