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Intel says to stop overclocking your Core i7-7700K to avoid high temps

I love this.  And before people get all triggered let me explain. 

A couple months ago I posted an article that detailed how to delid your Kaby Lake processor using a tool called the Rockit 88.  It made delidding your processor extremely easy and the benefits are quite good.

Thing is some users really don't understand why someone would delid the processor, nor want to bother learning but, somehow listen to tech people saying.  "Monitor your temps!", "Burn in your processor for stability!", "Use only the best thermal paste!"  and.. the list goes on.  I'm a hardware enthusiast and know from my 20+ years building custom pcs that NONE of that really matters if you do things correctly.

So, long story short, I was reading through the comments of my Delidding Video and noticed a user asking about temperature spikes on his 7700K and linked to the Intel Support forum post.  I knew that the spikes people were talking about where well within range and likely due to sudden spikes in processor activity.  That is just how Windows works, end of story.

But, people seem to insist that it is an Intel problem and bring up complaints from Enthusiasts thinking that is going to change their mind.  Well.  Intel had this to say.

"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."

In a way this equates to what Microsoft did to the Windows 8 start menu when people started complaining.  Honestly Windows 8 was horrid but when Microsoft decided to address the issue by adding an icon to activate the start menu.  Not a button but an icon.  I think Penny Arcade said it best. "This is how UI Designers say 'Fuck You'" 

Well in similar fashion Intel simply told everyone to stop overclocking. 

I am in full agreement with Intel on this one, they have 0 liability to support anything outside the bounds of what they are offering which includes overclocking and anything a 3rd party motherboard maker enables or sets by default.  (*cough* BCLK over Voltage Adjustment */cough*)

Be sure to check out my video on how to properly delid your Core i7 7700k on the Hardware Asylum YouTube channel and keep the enthusiast juices flowing.

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