Built a new rig about a month ago, everything smooth and no issues.
Only problem I'd get was, sometimes, WoW would get sluggish.. Whatever, I figured that was normal. WoW is an old game and shows it's age.
This started happening more and more (even in low pop zones) until I decided to look at reinstalling, software issues, drivers, patches.
Once everything was out of the way I looked at workload performance and temperatures.. and then I saw it.
Work load numbers looked mint but my stock cooled i5 4460 haswell was running at 95º C .... so I let it cool and it went to 80º in idle... so I took the thing apart and the thermal compound was dry.. well then I just need to replace it and end of the story right?
Well, no. I did replace it and while IDLE is much cooler at 59º it is still HOT. More so when playing WoW it reaches 85º.
So I'm kind of at a loss here. I don't believe that is a safe temp if it's affecting my game, I can't afford to buy new cooling right now.
I heard about lowering the Vcore in the bios makes a good difference but I know nothing of that really and don't want to mess it up, all I know is my Vcore says 1.021 and that looks low enough as it is.
Any help would be welcome.