Intel i5 4670k running 69c

So i just bought a new board and cpu. And cpu temp is at 68C. Its using the fan it came with as this an acceptable temp to be running idol?

Ps if im in the wrong thread i apologize
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    If it's hitting that idle then you have the HSF seated wrong.
  2. He is using the heatsink and fan that came with it....GARBAGE. Get a cheap decent one like Cooler Master Hyper Evo / Plus 212. If you plan on OCing maybe even look into water cooling.
  3. What I said stands.
  4. Hi!, I am a little confused with all I've read in several posts of this forum.. I also own a i5-4670K and i thought that, under high load, everything under 90 ºC was fine.

    First of all i must say I am not overclocking expert and i won't have my PC running games or apps that hit the 100% CPU usage all the time. I just wanted to overclock a little my CPU and enjoy a little better speeds in general and when I game from time to time.

    Before my desktop PC i owned 3 different laptops, I used them around 3 or 4 years each until i decided to upgrade to a better one. All of them Intel. The last one a hp with Core i7-720QM. In all these laptops, like many laptops, even in idle cpu temps are about 70 ºC, when i used them to play games they use to go to more than 80-88 ºC and if i played emulators like dolphin for the Wii or PCSX2 for PS2 then they usually went up to 90 - 95 ºC. Then with heatsink cleanning and a cooler the thing improved a little bit. Anyway, what i am trying to say is that this high temps seems almost unavoidable for laptops, and at least my three laptops didn't die yet in 4 years and who wants a CPU for more than 4 years??.

    So, are desktop CPU less durable, more weak? or is the overclocking community exagerating a little??.. maybe over 75 ºC is dangerous only if you are planning to be gaming 12 hours per day?.
    I am not saying I don't believe what you guys say, just trying to understand.. i am a little dissapointed cause I thought i might do at least a little overclocking with my PC but even at 4.0 Ghz is reaching easily the 85 ºC with prime95 small fft... the thing is that when i play some emu games or whatever is not going so high at all, maybe 60 - 70ºC... Another thing i notice is that always core 1 run way hotter than the others under prime95 and core 4 colder. For example, in stock, without any OC and prime95 small FFT: core1: 76, core2: 70, core3:69, core4:67, almost 10 ºC of difference!

    So what should I do??

    By the way my specs are:

    Tower ----- Zalman Z11 Plus
    Power ----- Tacens Radix VI 750W
    MoBo ------ Asrock Z87 Extreme4
    CPU -------- Intel Core i5-4670K
    Cooler ----- Noctua NH-D14
    RAM ------- G. Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 PC3-17000 2x4GB CL11
    Graphics - Radeon HD 5750 1GB DDR5

    I used a predefined profile from the MoBo UEFI to OC it from 3.4 to 4.0 Ghz. Probably this is not the best way.. but i don't know much about OC and i didn't want to spend hours researching as i am a quite busy these days :( . Also I read some people were fine with this profiles, even the 4.4 GHz profile.

    I know its not a big PC config for overclocking but i bought noctua NH-D14 and the Z87 Extreme 4 thinking in at least a little of OC.

    Thanks in advance, and sorry if I made mistakes as i am not english speaker...
  5. cuecuemore said:
    If it's hitting that idle then you have the HSF seated wrong.

    As well i just realized i didnt put any thermal paste on! Which im guessing is really bad? But ok that temp is to high you say. Defiantly going to get a better HSF as well. This my first build ever and i believe i got ahead of myself. This pc is going to used mainly for long gaming sessions. So i would love to here your guys opinion on my build.
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