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[Sandy] Whats a safe core temp?

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I have had my i7-2600k for a couple weeks now, and I have been to 5.0ghz and back. The one thing I am a little new to is interpreting core temps. What temps should I stay under while stability testing to ensure that I don't have to return my sandy bridge to its sandy origins in a few months.

Current OC:
Core speed: 4550.5 MHz
BCLK:101.1
Mult: 45 all cores
Voltage: 1.320 under load
Load temps (RealTemp 3.67): 59-64-63-65

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This is what I usually tell sb user's:

CPU throttles at 95c, some say keeping it below 85c is good, some say keeping it below 80 is better, other's say below 75c is really good and there are quite a few that say 70c should be the max. Which ever one your confortable with, just remember it throttles at 95c. I personally am keeping mine below 70c biggrin.gif
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you'll ideally want to keep it under 80C during load if running for an extended period of time and near 100C is the absolute max.
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Mine will load about 72c when my Ambients get outa hand like 75F but ave is about 68c Folding or Priming and im comfortable there. I say stay under 80c
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Originally Posted by Captain318;13484426 
Mine will load about 72c when my Ambients get outa hand like 75F but ave is about 68c Folding or Priming and im comfortable there. I say stay under 80c

What the hell o_O. My Phenom II overclocked doesn't even go above 48C when it is 100 degrees outside.
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75C is a safe number. certainly no higher than 80C imo if you want the chip to last long term.

Remember prime95/IBT temps are something your processor should never see during 24/7 use. So dont go OD stress testing it.
    
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13484457 
What the hell o_O. My Phenom II overclocked doesn't even go above 48C when it is 100 degrees outside.

When I had AMD processors I always read chip temps, not core temps. Its hotter in the core.
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