I don't like the amount of "personal info" this program requires, I'm always wary about installing unnecessary stuff but I closed my eyes and accepted everything Might be overkill but it's nice. I found it in the Windows 8 store, it's called PC Monitor in the store. Free up to 5 computers.
If the motherboard temp (and any other component temps that you can measure) is also running hot, then more than likely you have a general cooling problem and need to focus on the airflow throughout the case and/or the case itself. If its just your cpu that is running hot, then you need to focus only on the cpu/heatsink configuration.
Try to get as many temp readings from as many components as you can. That should give you a 'thermal' picture of what is happening inside your rig.
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Unlike the Sandy-Bridges the Haswell´s heatspreader isn´t hard soldiered to the die, only thermal grease between.
This is why newer processors run hotter and cannot be overclocked as well (although they should due to a tinier production process).
I heard there wil be one "overclocker" Haswell with 128MB additional graphics RAM and hard soldiered die out in outumn.
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Right, but running 100 degrees Celsius while overclocked to only 4.0GHz with a H80i cooler is not a function of the chip--something's up with the cooling of the chip. Still haven't got a chance to look at it. I'm running around 40 degrees during normal loads OC'd to 4.0G right now, so it's plenty cool, and I will investigate it as soon as I have time to do so.