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Intel I7 860 Overclocked too high temps

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Hi guys, Today i overclocked my CPU To a pretty sweet 3.659ghz , I Have a Corsair H100 Installed. So heres the problem, In around a minute of Prime95 The temps hit 70c. The CPU idles around 34c with the overclock.
But can i bump down the voltage?

At the Moment its at 1.288volts. Hyper threading on

If i can bump it down, how much would you say i could??

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But can i bump down the voltage?
The only person who can say is you, if its fully stable then yeh drop it down and prime95 again.. I wouldn't worry about 70C thats fine.
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That is normal to hit 70 C, even with something like a Corsair H100 when running prime95. With my Kuhler 920 (not quite as good as an H100) temps will sometimes hit 75 C in prime95.

Whether you can bump down the voltage depends on whether that makes the system unstable or not, and if you are ok with having a slightly unstable system. Try lowering the voltage and see what happens. The worst that could happen is you have to raise it again.
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