I5 760 oc temps

hi guys, i just had a friend oc my cpu and under the stress test (prime95) temps reached up to mid 70's with a aftermarket cooler (corsair hydro h50). Is it safe at those temps? im a noob to this so im clueless. thanks!

i5 760 2.8ghz oc'd to 4.2ghz
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  1. At 4.2GHz those temps are actually pretty good. I have the i5 750 and at 3.9GHz I also get temps in the 70's at load.

    However, I took the overclock back a little so temps are in the mid 60's during prime.
  2. does everything look normal? the SS was under load (blend p95)



    edit: just ran p95 again and temps reached 80c
  3. You are pumping a lot of voltage into that chip. Can you lower it at all?

    I would recommend keeping it under 72 C
  4. yea i just lowered it to 1.42v. im running p95 again then ill lower more
  5. After you lower the voltage a bit, you should, instead of running prime, run 10 tests of Intel Burn Test to get the voltage right. Every time you pass 10 loops lower the voltage a bit more until it is unstable, then go up one or two increments again and then run prime for a few hours.
  6. cromedome said:
    After you lower the voltage a bit, you should, instead of running prime, run 10 tests of Intel Burn Test to get the voltage right. Every time you pass 10 loops lower the voltage a bit more until it is unstable, then go up one or two increments again and then run prime for a few hours.


    I lowered the voltage to 1.37v and ran intel burn and still seeing high 70s in temp
  7. Remember that an H50 is not a high end cooler and therefore your temps are right where they are expected to be. If you want lower temps, take the overclock back to 4.0GHz and drop the voltage a bit.
  8. What's a better cooler that's not too expensive?

    also the high 70's is only under the stress test, when i play bfbc2 which is heavy usage on the cpu i only peak 56.
  9. It's your call as to how high you let your cpu go to. Just remember that the warmer your cpu is at, the shorter it's lifespan will be.

    What is your budget for a new cooler?
  10. well yea i def wanna bring that load temp down. i dont wanna go over $100
  11. i dropped down to 3.9ghz and im still getting mid 70 temps under load
  12. I am almost sure that mid 70's are what you get in prime with the stock cooler at stock speeds anyway.
  13. after reading some guides and a little tweaking, i got it to 3.9ghz and lowered the voltage and ran intel burn and 1 core peaked at 70c and the other 3 high 60's. its alot better then before. what do u guys think?

  14. Looks good, cooler then my SSF I5 750 was on stock cooling at stock speeds under prime.
  15. It's relatively good. If you are happy running at those speeds and those temps I wouldn't recommend buying an expensive air cooler, the H50 is just fine.
  16. im going to go pick up another fan to do a push and pull with my h50 and see if it helps
  17. Yes that should help drop temps by a few degrees. I would suggest buying 2 of the same fans which have a high cfm because the H50 has an fpi of 20 (20 Fins Per Inch) which is high as opposed to normal radiators which have an fpi of 7-10. Most 2000+ rpm fans should do the job well.
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