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Are these temps normal for Stock Clock? Is it safe to Oveclock?

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June 1, 2013 2:56:57 PM

Hey guys! So about a month ago, I ordered and built my first ever gaming PC (woot! btw thanks anyone who helped me on here on what parts to choose and what not, my pc runs like a dream :D ) Anyways, as I was building it, I think I put just a tad too much TP on the cpu, because when I put the cooler on, a teeny tiny bit of the paste came out on one of the sides, but it hasn't caused any problems. So after using this computer a lot, I wanted to overclock it since I heard it helps in gaming, especially a lot to cpu intensive games (like DayZ which is what I play a lot) But I fear that my temps even at stock temps are a little high. So I have come here to ask you guys on what you think.


I have a 3570k Ivy Bridge CPU, with Arctic Silver Thermal paste. As for the cooler, I have a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO.

At around anywhere under 10% Load, I get 30-40 degrees Celsius.. and when gaming I get 45-55. Is this normal? Im just worrying that I put to much thermal paste on the computer maybe causing the temps to go high.

Today, I used Prime95 and stress tested the cpu at 100% load. It mainly stayed around 70 degrees. Again, is this normal at stock speed? (3.4 GHz)

Also, is it safe to overclock with that temp? I want to get at least up to 4.2 GHz..

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.. and if there is any other information you need me to provide, just ask in the comments and I will get back to you ASAP!

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June 1, 2013 3:12:25 PM

Those are normal and good for that setup and cooler.Looks great!

4.2 should be no problem.
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