GUYS-Why is everyone still miss-using TDP as power usage?
TDP (Thermal design power) is there for heatsink manufacturers to know how much waste heat they have to design for.
He's not understanding the difference between total system draw and CPU draw so I wasn't even going there.
The Thermal Solution Specification for the 8700K is actually 130W (vs. 95W TDP), where the Thermal Solution Specification for the 8700 matches it's 65W TDP.
The bad news is even with a normal core voltage(1.19Vmax) and all 3 case fans running at max it still reaches 100C in the end
I was finally able to look through the manual for your MSI motherboard. Check in you OC settings for a setting called CPU Ratio Apply Mode
. According to the manual, this defaults to All Cores
. Try changing it to Per Core
Also, I noticed that they default Windows 10 WHQL Support
, and Boot Mode Select
. You don't necessarily need to change the Windows 10 WHQL Support
setting, but I would recommend settings Boot Mode Select
if it's not already there (Enabling Windows 10 WHQL Support
forces the Boot Mode Select
option to UEFI
). Note that this may
require a reinstall of Windows if it's currently set to LEGACY+UEFI
and Windows is running in Legacy mode. It depends on how they implemented it. You can see which mode Windows is currently running in by running msinfo32.exe and checking the BIOS Mode (you're good if it says UEFI). If it doesn't say UEFI then I would definitely go through the process of changing the setting and reinstalling Windows. It's possible that if you're in legacy mode Windows might not be able to do all of the power management for the CPU/motherboard.
If you do end up reinstalling Windows, then make sure you have a good backup and let it recreate the partitions on your boot drive. UEFI uses a GPT partition for the boot drive where legacy mode would use an MBR partition type.