i5 3570k reaching 70c gaming on stock

I'm just wondering if these are normal/ safe temps for a 3570k on stock cooler while gaming.
(recorded with CoreTemp)

core 0 Max: 71
core 1 Max: 72
core 2 Max: 67
core 3 Max: 66

I ran prime95 and the temp peaked at 80c. Is this too hot or is it ok?
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  1. that's about what I would expect. Stock cooler is kinda crappy.
  2. Yeah stock cooler = el cheapo, get at least a coolermaster hyper 212 EVO
  3. Is it safe though?
  4. Best answer
    No those temps are not safe, is your case ventilated enough (what case are you using)? Maximum safe temp for i5-3570k is 67.4°C (source, intel site: Make sure you have a rear fan in your case and a front fan. Don't put your PC in a cabinet (I'll lol if you did this). If the temps are still that high, get a coolermaster hyper 212 EVO.
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