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User Info: HighOnPhazon

HighOnPhazon
3 years ago#1
Alright, so I haven't tried overclocking my CPU until today, so I decided to do a "light" OC by bumping my stock multiplier from 34 to 38 in Bios. At stock, using a Hyper 212 cooler, my CPU never reached very high temps when I did anything.

I started to run Prime 95, ran it for an hour along with CPUz and Real temp. My temps on average were pretty high. I had max temps of 80c, Minimum temps in the low 70c range. (with the overclock to 3.8)

I realize that most of my CPU use is not going to be as stressful as Prime 95, but are these temps a little too hot? I hear many people say that anything below 90 is fine, but some people claim that anything over 70 is way too hot for a 212 cooler.

My CPU specs are of course, in my sig.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#2
3570k is rated for 67.4c.
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User Info: HighOnPhazon

HighOnPhazon
3 years ago#3
Can't tell if serious
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User Info: Freakwave003

Freakwave003
3 years ago#4
90 degrees as a limit is fine with Prime95 because it unrealistically pushes your CPU at 100%. You're just checking if your overclock is stable. Realistically playing a game you'd probably get it in the high 60's, maybe in the 70's.

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HighOnPhazon
3 years ago#5
Thanks Freakwave.
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User Info: Mr kitty

Mr kitty
3 years ago#6
Freakwave003 posted...
90 degrees as a limit is fine with Prime95 because it unrealistically pushes your CPU at 100%. You're just checking if your overclock is stable. Realistically playing a game you'd probably get it in the high 60's, maybe in the 70's.


It depend what you do. If you encode h.264, you get similar temperature to prime95. It's a good tool for video editing for large project.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#7
HighOnPhazon posted...
Can't tell if serious


http://ark.intel.com/products/65520
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User Info: WerdnAndreW

WerdnAndreW
3 years ago#8
Tcase is not the same as tjmax.
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DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#9
And the set TJMax is the point where the system starts throttling your CPU to keep it cool.
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User Info: sargothus

sargothus
3 years ago#10
I'm getting 32-37C idle and 50-52C when running prime 95, so an increase of 20ish C under stress isn't that bad imo.
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