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I7 2600k OC check

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January 20, 2011 4:54:45 PM

I am not very knowledgeable in this area and as such I was just wondering if someone could give me a quick answer to my oc question. I built a desktop this week and have an i7 2600k with a noctua d14 cpu cooler and oced it to 4.5ghz. After running prime95 for about 2 hours, my max temp was 69C and thought this number seemed slightly higher than what I thought it should be. My core voltage is 1.344 which I don't think I can go much lower. It looks like the cores usually sit around 62-65c when running prime 95 but I just don't know if this is a reasonable temp with the cpu cooler I have. Just a simple "yes, this temp is stable for prime95" or "no, lower cpu and/or voltage to get within x limit" would be great. Thanks in advance.

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January 20, 2011 5:01:19 PM

69 as max for a 4.5 ghz oc after prime 95 is nice. If you want lower temps though, try a little lower v core or slight fsb decrease. But you are fine, as anyway you wont use 100 % load of the pc 24/7..
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January 20, 2011 5:02:08 PM

Your temps are fine for prime95 load, 69C @ 4.5Ghz.... Can't complain at that surely.
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January 20, 2011 8:07:58 PM

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January 20, 2011 8:30:07 PM

Guru3D was easily able to get to 4.6 GHz w/ the stock cooler. I would consider it unwise to run a processor for any length of time much over 70C ... at least if you wanted to get 3 years out of it.
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