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According to https://ark.intel.com/, your Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor is running within specifications. This means that the temperature reported should not damage the processor or other components in your system. However, keep in mind that you are using 3rd party software, which is also useful, to monitor your system.
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Thanks for the help, I have attached said file.
But I'm just wondering what causes the temperature to jump from something around 20-30 degrees to 70-80 degrees, when in full load - and then return back to the lower temperatures, within a second, after the CPU's done what it needed to do, Could something be malfunctioning?
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According to the report attached, your processor is running within specifications, which is good.
The behavior reported is expected. If you are gaming or running demanding software, then temperature may increase. Besides, the processor is capable of generating a fair amount of heat during stress tests.
In this case, you can also verify the fan settings in BIOS. Make sure you contact your system manufacturer before modifying any BIOS settings. Keep in mind that you can also load default values.
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