Sorry forgot to clarify, Mobo is Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 3
I have recently been doing projects in my study that require me to render for long periods of time as models and videos are usually quite large.
However, I noticed in my task manager that my CPU was hitting 100% load. I then investigated my CPU temps and they were hitting around 100 degrees at max.
I'm not a great specialist when it comes to system crashes regarding maximum temps, however, my understanding that once the system hits it's maximum temps on its CPU, it will crash the system in order to prevent damage to the system.
As stated above, it will happily sit at 100 degrees until the rendering is complete. After looking at official sources, I found that the maximum temperature is around 73 degrees for the i7 4790K.
So, this leads me to two questions: As my system is not shutting down, is it not a problem? Or is my CPU Temp Reader incorrect and I'm actually just cooking my CPU to it's death?
I'm more than happy to get a water cooled system if you guys think it's cooking my PC, however, it's additional costs which I would prefer to avoid obviously. Just a side note, my PC wasn't made by me, so is it possible this crash temp could have been changed in BIOS?
Thanks in advance.
CPU: i7 4790k
GPU: GTX 970
RAM: 8GB DDR3 MHz 2133 Vengeance Corsair
Storage: 1 x 200 gb ssd 1 x 4 tb hdd.
CPU Cooler: Zalman cnps10x Optima