- Jan 13, 2017
Sure you could say that, but if you havent tested it in another system to see if it's the CPU, you cant make that claim. its super rare a CPU is that bad, And Intel will not ship a CPU with a stock cooler if it can't keep it cool. Thats why I keep saying there is something else wrong if you can even run it at stock.
Try it on another system see if you have the same issue. If it does run hot in the same setup, then I could agree with you.
Unfortunately, I don't have an extra Sandy bridge motherboard lying around. This is the second motherboard I have had that CPU in though. My original motherboard was an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO (Non GEN3) which had faulty USB 3.0 ports so I returned that one and purchased the one I am using now. I got the same CPU temps on both motherboards. This PC is also on its second case, since I didn't like the cable routing of my original case and I wanted native mounting slots for my SSDs. Changing cases also did not make a difference in my CPU temps.