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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)

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January 9, 2014 12:51:43 AM

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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January 9, 2014 1:03:59 AM

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.
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January 9, 2014 1:51:46 AM

Yes. I have i5 4670k and I run on turbo. Max temp I got is 85C.
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January 9, 2014 1:55:43 AM

That is too high. You need more airflow if you want to keep the stock cooler.
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January 9, 2014 10:39:17 AM

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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January 9, 2014 10:56:03 AM

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.
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January 9, 2014 11:15:02 AM

Stock coolers get bad reputations, they do work with stock, but they are loud.
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January 10, 2014 6:23:17 AM

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.
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January 10, 2014 6:31:11 AM

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.
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January 10, 2014 6:31:50 AM

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
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January 11, 2014 5:37:22 AM

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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.
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January 11, 2014 8:58:43 AM

75c is safe, but it may or may not reduce the lifetime of your CPU. I don't like risking it.
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January 11, 2014 9:14:15 AM

No it won't.
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January 11, 2014 10:14:25 AM

75 degrees is bad and i wouldn't like my cpu to reach so high temps
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January 11, 2014 10:16:34 AM

Well then you can keep yours under 75c if you want, but it is not dangerous to be at 75c at max load.
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January 13, 2014 9:08:53 PM

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.
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January 13, 2014 11:38:57 PM

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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