I started to OC my i7 920 and even at 3.0Ghz it hits 87C at full load. Basically because I'm really close to finishing my i7 2600k Sandy Bridge based build I decided I wanted to finally see how much I could OC my i7 920 using the stock cooler/heatsink. The case I have is a Cooler-master HAF932 ... So I was figuring I could probably get away with 3.0Ghz without really having to push anything because in the past I had OC'd my CPU and hadn't really had any issues with the CPU overheating but back when I first built my system I just used the ASrock OC tuner program that came with my MOBO and I never really payed attention to the temps since I never did anything above 3.0Ghz but now that I was wanting to see how much I could get away with I wanted to at least be somewhat smart about it and actually monitor the temps so I could turn the OC down if I noticed it running warm. Anyways though in the past when I ran at 3.0Ghz I never ran into any issues with stability so I'm wondering if the temps that (Real Temp) are showing me could be off somehow? Because from a lot of reading I've been doing pretty much everything seems to say fairly clearly that running at 87-89C isn't good.
The way I OC'd my pc was simply by turning up BLCK I didn't touch anything else is this what is causing the issue?
If you are trying to overclock with a stock cooler you will get high temps. What you need is a good aftermarket cooler. The max temp for the chip I believe is 72c although that is for an I5-750. If you are just going to stick with a stock cooler, then you need to remain at stock speeds or you will limit the lifespan of your cpu.