i7 4790k too hot?

i have cooler H2O 1250 Water but in idle its goes 50c in full load 75-80C max is that safe? 4.6GHZ Overclocked

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  1. As long as you stay 80 or under you are fine. 80-90 yellow alert. 90+ no go.
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  2. and 50c idle is ok? 4.6ghz?
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  3. Intel recommends about 75degC max for sustained usage for the "optimal" life of the CPU. So 80degC is fine, but will wear out the CPU faster though that's likely not very significant and should outlast the rest of the computer.

    up to 80degC seems pretty warm for that Kuhler though.

    *WARNING*
    Abnormally high number of failure complaints with that cooler. Keep for now, but keep an eye on it.

    One common complaint is the pump started to fail which caused the CPU temperature to rise (as the liquid's not circulating fast enough). If it's starting to fail it probably will fail completely.
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  4. https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA90R48V7954

    Click on the "EGGS" at the top, then choose the 1/5 egg comments so you can read through to see the common failure reasons.
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  5. photonboy said:
    Intel recommends about 75degC max for sustained usage for the "optimal" life of the CPU. So 80degC is fine, but will wear out the CPU faster though that's likely not very significant and should outlast the rest of the computer.

    up to 80degC seems pretty warm for that Kuhler though.

    *WARNING*
    Abnormally high number of failure complaints with that cooler. Keep for now, but keep an eye on it.

    One common complaint is the pump started to fail which caused the CPU temperature to rise (as the liquid's not circulating fast enough). If it's starting to fail it probably will fail completely.


    i have the cooler two years and a half and its still work so thanks for warning i will look on it
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  6. Depends on whats running "at full load" ... So yes iut's OK when ya doing that but if ya ever doing anything that stresses CPU more, that is a concern
    Reply to JackNaylorPE
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