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Glad to see everything, including load temps, is fine.

Yes, the AMD stock cooler is fine as long as you don't overclock. Now you do have an unlocked CPU, so if you ever play a game that bottlenecks you GPU, you can always buy an aftermarket air cooler like the Corsair A70 or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and overclock the CPU. You may even get to 4 Ghz with the stock voltage.

What was probably causing your temperatures to rise so much in a short time, apart from the multiplier and eventual CPU load, could very well be the motherboard's automatic overclocking features adding unnecessary voltage to the CPU (all motherboards do, so it works on as many CPUs as possible). Added voltage is one of the main reasons the CPUs temperature rises. I have my Q9550 at 3.4 Ghz, up from the stock 2.83 Ghz, running at stock voltage, and the load temperatures are practically or even the same.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-3820 Asus Sabertooth X79 MSI GTX 1060 6 GB Gaming X 16 GB Corsair DDR3 1866 Mhz Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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Cooler Master Octane 
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