Case : corsair 200r with the stock fans.
Software used : Prime95 and HWMonitor
Thermal compound used for cpu : the one which came with the hyper212 evo
Stress tested for about 12 minutes. Max temperature is 72C and min temperature when idle is 37C. Room temperature is 35C. I live in South India where hot and humid climate is prevalent. Please buddies!! I am looking to overclock and i think these temps are slightly high. Is this normal for haswell pcs?? Are these temps worth for my money??
Your ambient temperature is a bit high, accounting for your temps.
I like OCCT for stress testing.
It gives you a graph of temperatures, and will shut down at 85c.
Haswell actually runs cool until you need a high voltage.
I expect that you can oc to the 4.0+ level without a problem.
Do not worry about damage, the cpu will downclock or shut down at 100c or sio to prevent damage.