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Will the stock cooler be able to cool my Intel Core i5-4670k if I boosted it to it's turbo? (3.8Ghz)

I wanted to overclock my Intel Core i5-4670k (3.4Ghz) to it's turbo speed of 3.8Ghz, will the stock cooler keep it from overheating while gaming?
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  1. Should be fine, run Prime95 for an hour and monitor your temps, CoreTemp like longname up there suggested is good, I personally use HWMonitor. The stock cooler is fine, it's loud, but it does work. Most people just don't have adequate airflow and use the stock cooler as an excuse.
  2. Yes. I have i5 4670k and I run on turbo. Max temp I got is 85C.
  3. That is too high. You need more airflow if you want to keep the stock cooler.
  4. If you spend $75 on a CPU cooler, definitely consider the Corsair H series, it sounds like you have poor airflow, and with water coolers because you're supposed to use external air, your ventilation and airflow does not matter. Take a picture of your case and link it here, that will give us an idea of what you can do to fix your issue.
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    Sorry, stock coolers don't even make good door stops......

    - FAR too noisy
    - and, they simply don't keep temps all that low

    Get something like a Cooler Master 212 EVO. Dead silent. Far more cooling power than stock. OC or not, it will make a nice addition to your system.
  6. Stock coolers get bad reputations, they do work with stock, but they are loud.
  7. ewok93 said:
    That is too high. You need more airflow if you want to keep the stock cooler.


    I don't know how it happened. I bought mine last Dec 13,2013. Used it for 3 weeks and there is a record of 85C. It only happened once, then the max i get now is 75C.
  8. I would not recommend any form of overclocking with a stock cooler. A stock cooler barely keeps your cpu cool without overclocking. Aftermarket coolers are extremely cheap and you will notice such a difference. Can recommend cooler master hyper 212 evo. Very good recommend cpu cooler.
  9. The thermal grease will "improve" a couple degree's in 1st few weeks as it "sets..."
    Also, it might be a couple degrees cooler in your house in Jan than in Dec.....

    Either way I'd rather not see 75C on my CPU at anytime
  10. jb6684 said:
    The thermal grease will "improve" a couple degree's in 1st few weeks as it "sets..."
    Also, it might be a couple degrees cooler in your house in Jan than in Dec.....

    Either way I'd rather not see 75C on my CPU at anytime


    75C is very safe.
  11. 75c is safe, but it may or may not reduce the lifetime of your CPU. I don't like risking it.
  12. No it won't.
  13. 75 degrees is bad and i wouldn't like my cpu to reach so high temps
  14. Well then you can keep yours under 75c if you want, but it is not dangerous to be at 75c at max load.
  15. ewok93 said:
    75c is safe, but it may or may not reduce the lifetime of your CPU. I don't like risking it.


    It will not and if it is, it will be a very long time.
  16. I mean for extended periods of time. Unless you want to run Prime95 24/7, 75c is a fine max temp.
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