Intel 12700KF in PowerSpec G440 Temp Issues


Hey all,

I am about to drop some money on a new AIO to try and solve this, but I figured I might as well post here to see if anybody has some advice. I also posted this just in the general forum, but I think it should probably go here to get the most exposure, so I apologize for the double post.

I purchased the G440 from MicroCenter in October and have only recently begun filling out my steam with more recent games like Cyberpunk 2077 and FarCry 6 compared to my old favorites of Borderlands 2 or Risk of Rain 2. The latter games don't really stress the CPU, but everything else seems to push the temps to 100 degrees Celsius. I have tried fiddling with fan curves, reversing push/pull directions of AIO fans, even increasing pull from case fans. So far, nothing has seemed to work.

Fan curve is set a little aggressive (I don't mind the sound honestly) with 100% fans at 70c. The rig is basically stock from Micro Center with rad and fans on top.

I am thinking of switching from Cooler Master (listed below) to Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Capellix XT. I know its expensive, but for the RGB and air movement, it seems like it is a good AIO.

Specs of PC:

Intel 12700KF with Cooler Master ML240L RGB AIO (not the newest version, the one that says Cooler Master on the pump block)

MSI Z-690A Pro DDR5 Wi-Fi

Please let me know your thoughts, I appreciate all advice!! Please let me know if I need to edit or update with more details!!!!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!


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