Want to know how good my CPU's temps are

So here's the build that I'm using right now :

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.00 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.12 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($164.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: LG 23EA53V-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: LG 23EA53V-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6800 Wired Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ NCIX)
Other: Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset, Black ($69.99)
Total: $2301.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-04 16:53 EDT-0400)

I tried to overclock a bit, went to 4.2GHz, 1.25V, just too see how good my CPU was, if I was lucky and so on, and I really got surprised by the low temperatures that it was reaching, under full load. So I ran Prime95's blend test for about 12 hours, and looked at the temperatures, the maximum was 60°C on the 3 first cores, 52°C on the last one, and the average was 50°C on about every core. Am I really lucky, or I just didn't overclock enough for the crazy temperatures to show up ?
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  1. You're getting really good temperatures, although your cooler is also great.

    Try not to go above 70ºC, that's what's usually set as the line.
  2. I thought that it was possible to go all the way up to about 80-90°C without too much risk, as long as you don't go too high on voltages ?
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    Those are good temps. they will prly go up a lot higher with smaller increases now though. Also, OC'ing is not 100% dependant on temps. mine has thermal headroom to that ~70C mark in prime95(+-5C), but i can't get it to not BSOD above 4.6.

    So, I have thermal room above 4.6, but my chip just isn't stable any higher :\
  4. I'm no overclocking expert, but what I've been reading around here is that 80 or above is a red flag.

    But be careful with the voltages: it isn't catching fire, but that doesn't mean it's not being harmed.

    Someone who knows more about overclocking can probably help you more than I can, though.
  5. Oh, good to know. Going to have to try and see, then. At least my temperatures are good, as I thought. Thanks, sirs.
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