I5 3570k stock temps

Hi all, I have 1 top exhaust fan, 1 back exhaust, 1 front intake, and 1 gpu fan (7870) and Intel stock cooler running my i5 3570k at stock speeds with turbo boost, this is what I'm getting:

35C Idle
75C Prime95 Load (1.1 volts avg after LLC)

I am a bit short of cash since I spent ~£800 building my PC so cannot afford a new cpu cooler for when I want to overclock.

I want to reduce the load temperatures a little bit, and am thinking of trying an offset voltage of minus 0.1-0.2V to reduce my temperatures a bit, would this work/be worth it?
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  1. Your temps are fine right where they are. Nothing else will stress the CPU to that temp like Prime will; if you're gaming, the CPU doesn't do all the work, the GPU takes a huge part of the load...
  2. ITomI said:
    I want to reduce the load temperatures a little bit, and am thinking of trying an offset voltage of minus 0.1-0.2V to reduce my temperatures a bit, would this work/be worth it?

    Since it does not cost you anything to try it, there is no harm in trying it. Worst case, you may need to re-install your OS if it gets corrupted by silent errors.

    As for aftermarket HSF, no need to look very high price-wise for decent performance. The Hyper 212+ ($20-30) and 212EVO ($30-40) are relatively inexpensive but will perform 12-20C better than stock HSF. The EVO performs 2-5C better than the + under load, which may (or not) be worth $10 to you.

    AFAIK, the 212s still have the best bang-per-buck ratios on the market.
  3. Fine.
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