I have a i7-2700K lightly overclocked to 4.4ghz. I ran the prime95 inplace large FFT's stress test and RealTemp showed temps hovering around 67-69c for 32 hours straight. I have read others are overclocked higher and are running cooler.
So should I attempt to reapply the thermal paste? Will making the chip run cooler lengthen the life of it? or is it just not worth the hassle?
I am air cooled and running a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 to cool the CPU.
All of them stress the cpu, just in different applications, go for a blend test which I believe is a balanced stressing, but an hour should give you a good idea of temps, gaming etc wont push 100% like prime will
worth it yes, those temps are very very close to the chips limit,
once your cooler gets blocked up with dust and gunk, it wont cool as effectively then its Bsod time for you
every two minutes
your call though obviously