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Is 60-70c safe for 3570k during gaming?

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Processor: 3570k @ 4.4Ghz with 1.23v on load
Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo with stock fan
Ambient: About 30-37c

I know I might have installed the heatsink incorrectly since I was running out of thermal paste at the time and I'm getting up to 94c during intel burn test but I'm not able to get anymore until next week so I can't reinstall the cooler for now. I just wanted to know if it's safe to be gaming at 60-70 degrees for the time being (the avg temps are actually 54-59 but there are a couple games I have that bring it up). thinking.gif
Edited by jman12311 - 1/18/13 at 7:18am
    
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post #2 of 7
That's absolutely fine.
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post #3 of 7
Never mind
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post #4 of 7
Yup, that's absolutely fine. The throttle temp is about 98 degrees, I obviously wouldn't recommend you go that high though, I like to keep my temps under 80 degrees.
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post #5 of 7
TJmax is 105 on Ivy, even 80 is nothing to fuss about.
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post #6 of 7
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Oh, thats good biggrin.gif. The only time I ever get temps in the 90s is when I'm running either prime95 or IBT .
    
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post #7 of 7
It's safe for now, but you shouldn't be getting 90C+ with that speed, voltage, and cooler. So I would definitely try reseating it once you get the thermal paste next week.
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