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Is 81Degrees celcius for an Intel i5 4690 under full load safe? (Intel Stock Heatsink)

As the title says, I reach 81Celcius when I play Battlefield 4 on ultra, is this safe? I got intel stock heatsink running at 1000rpm, should I make this higher? Thanks for any help
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    This temp (81 degs C) is rather high. Even though it may be somewhat safe it is not a good temp to run the CPU at. For BF4 and similar applications you need to replace the stock heatsink with something like the CM Hyper 212 EVO ((~$30)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  2. Ubrales said:
    This temp (81 degs C) is rather high. Even though it may be somewhat safe it is not a good temp to run the CPU at. For BF4 and similar applications you need to replace the stock heatsink with something like the CM Hyper 212 EVO ((~$30)


    But is it safe to play it right now, or will I need to wait? Im getting a new cooler on my birthday (2nd August)
  3. Not sure about where you live, but at least in Norway Corshair liquid coolers are pretty affordable and are better in my opinion than regular air coolers. Get liquid cooler because 81 degrees will shorten your CPUs lifetime and can cause some bugs of failiure sooner than usually.
  4. Ubrales said:


    But is it safe to play it right now, or will I need to wait? Im getting a new cooler on my birthday (2nd August)
  5. Dawis67_AE said:
    Not sure about where you live, but at least in Norway Corshair liquid coolers are pretty affordable and are better in my opinion than regular air coolers. Get liquid cooler because 81 degrees will shorten your CPUs lifetime and can cause some bugs of failiure sooner than usually.


    But is it safe to play it right now, or will I need to wait? Im getting a new cooler on my birthday (2nd August)
  6. Colty said:
    Ubrales said:
    This temp (81 degs C) is rather high. Even though it may be somewhat safe it is not a good temp to run the CPU at. For BF4 and similar applications you need to replace the stock heatsink with something like the CM Hyper 212 EVO ((~$30)


    But is it safe to play it right now, or will I need to wait? Im getting a new cooler on my birthday (2nd August)


    Yes, safe enough until Aug 2nd - happy birthday in advance! If you can raise the RPMs in the BIOS it would be desirable.

    Also get some Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound and install the new heatsink in accordance with guides at Arctic Silver's website.
  7. Ubrales said:
    Colty said:
    Ubrales said:
    This temp (81 degs C) is rather high. Even though it may be somewhat safe it is not a good temp to run the CPU at. For BF4 and similar applications you need to replace the stock heatsink with something like the CM Hyper 212 EVO ((~$30)


    But is it safe to play it right now, or will I need to wait? Im getting a new cooler on my birthday (2nd August)


    Yes, safe enough until Aug 2nd - happy birthday in advance! If you can raise the RPMs in the BIOS it would be desirable.

    Also get some Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound and install the new heatsink in accordance with guides at Arctic Silver's website.


    Is there a way to up the rpm without going into the bios? Im really bad at the bios thingy :p (Asus Maximus VI Impact)
  8. Not for the CPU fan - other fans can be RPM increased by directly plugging them into the PSU via a Molex adapter.
  9. Ubrales said:
    Not for the CPU fan - other fans can be RPM increased by directly plugging them into the PSU via a Molex adapter.


    So I have to go into the bios?
  10. Colty said:
    Ubrales said:
    Colty said:
    Ubrales said:
    This temp (81 degs C) is rather high. Even though it may be somewhat safe it is not a good temp to run the CPU at. For BF4 and similar applications you need to replace the stock heatsink with something like the CM Hyper 212 EVO ((~$30)


    But is it safe to play it right now, or will I need to wait? Im getting a new cooler on my birthday (2nd August)


    Yes, safe enough until Aug 2nd - happy birthday in advance! If you can raise the RPMs in the BIOS it would be desirable.

    Also get some Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound and install the new heatsink in accordance with guides at Arctic Silver's website.


    Is there a way to up the rpm without going into the bios? Im really bad at the bios thingy :p (Asus Maximus VI Impact)

    August isnt that far. Try playing games on lower settings if you dont want to go in bios and have less programms running at same time.
    If you can choose cooler i would go for Corshair Hydro series H60(lower buget) or H100i(Probably best option but costs more).
  11. Colty said:
    Ubrales said:
    Not for the CPU fan - other fans can be RPM increased by directly plugging them into the PSU via a Molex adapter.


    So I have to go into the bios?


    Not necessarily. You can run the game at lower settings (as mentioned by Dawis). You can definitely get by until August. CPUs have protective circuits that will shut it down if damaging temps are present. This is a safety, and the right solution is to get the right heatsink. We run BF4 on an i7 3770K overclocked to 4.6 GHz with a CM Hyper 212 EVO which is a very good value for money!
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