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i5 3570k reaching 70c gaming on stock

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  • Intel i5
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October 1, 2013 7:15:43 PM

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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October 1, 2013 7:17:48 PM

that's about what I would expect. Stock cooler is kinda crappy.
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October 1, 2013 7:23:26 PM

Yeah stock cooler = el cheapo, get at least a coolermaster hyper 212 EVO
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October 1, 2013 7:24:09 PM

Is it safe though?
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October 1, 2013 7:27:49 PM

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: http://ark.intel.com/products/65520). 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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