Originally Posted by WonderMutt
I'm aware of that, but I just want to see how far the stock cooler can go before the system becomes unstable.
got ~4.4GHz on his with the stock cooler, however you have to consider that, as a reviewer, he would have been sent the pick of the chips.
As for the difference between idle temps, what is your fan profile like? If it is set to not spin up until you hit 50Â°C then getting 48Â°C at idle seems normal.
I would agree to holding back until your H70 gets there too, not for fear of damaging your chip (it is the temperature that will cause damage, not the cooler), but mostly because you will be wasting your time. Chances are with the new cooler that you will have to go through all of this again to find your max stable OC.