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What temp is Dangerous for the Intel core i7 3930k 3.2GHZ

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Ok so I'v been over clocking my 3930k and I'v got 5Ghz at 1.35 (am I right in saying I'v won the silicone lottery?!) my highest temp at max load is 76. Is That ok? What temp would potentialy be harmful to my chip? I use this Comp as a gaming Comp so temps will never be this high anyway but I'm just curious. I'm using the corsair H100. I will be keeping this as a 24/7 clock unless anyones suggests I don't. Thanks guys
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Not sure but i think the throttling temp for it is 91c.

 

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Max load tested how? Thermal limit before the processor throttles itself is 85. And you're quite close to that. What thermal paste do you use and what fans?
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anything 85 and above is really getting too hot.

I would turn speedstep on so its not that warm all the time. only when you need it.
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I test with Prime95 and I'm using the Thermal compound that came already on the coolant of the H100.
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Yes speedstep is on smile.gif
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Just encountered something weird... core1 (my hottest of the bunch) has gone down to 50% load whilst running prime95. The rest are at 100%
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Can you please use the Edit button.PNG button. Makes it easier in the long run.

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Just encountered something weird... core1 (my hottest of the bunch) has gone down to 50% load whilst running prime95. The rest are at 100%

It throttled itself. I would suggest buying some MX4 or OCZ Freeze(If this is still around) thermal paste. Also enable speedstepping like stated above. I would shoot to get some better fans like Gentle Typhoons AP-14 or AP-15s.
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You talking CPU, or core temps? If 76c is your hottest core I would think that's great
     
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