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Prime 95 Stress Test temps

#1HighOnPhazonPosted 8/29/2013 9:39:53 PM
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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#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/29/2013 9:45:42 PM
3570k is rated for 67.4c.
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#3HighOnPhazon(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 9:49:21 PM
Can't tell if serious
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#4Freakwave003Posted 8/29/2013 9:52:10 PM
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.
#5HighOnPhazon(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 9:55:14 PM
Thanks Freakwave.
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#6Mr kittyPosted 8/29/2013 10:12:41 PM
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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#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/29/2013 10:38:25 PM
HighOnPhazon posted...
Can't tell if serious


http://ark.intel.com/products/65520
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#8WerdnAndreWPosted 8/29/2013 10:54:47 PM
Tcase is not the same as tjmax.
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#9DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/29/2013 10:59:53 PM
And the set TJMax is the point where the system starts throttling your CPU to keep it cool.
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#10sargothusPosted 8/30/2013 4:06:42 AM
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.