Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › 3570k Overclocking - Safe Temps?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

3570k Overclocking - Safe Temps?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I recently got and overclocked my 3570k to 4.6 GHz at about 1.272v. My concern is with temperatures, though. I know that the recommended max temperature is somewhere in the upper 60's, but when I do stress testing, my temperatures tend to get into the lower 70's. Real-world, though, even when playing CPU intensive games, my temps never break 60. Should I even really worry about stress testing temps (unless they get outrageously high, of course) and only pay attention to real world ones? Like, for instance, if I'm stress testing in the 80s, would that be okay as long as when I'm playing a game, it doesn't force my CPU into those temps for extended periods of time?

Part of why I'm asking this is just to see how much more headroom I have in terms of temperature. I'm more than content with my overclock right now, but obviously I would like to see how much more I could get out of it. Should I have a different maximum in mind for stress testing temperatures than I would for everyday temperatures?

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
70-80c is perfectly fine for 1.272v (you don't want to go above 80c - full load).
post #3 of 7
Considering the tj max for Ivy is 105c it is perfectly safe to let it go up to 90-95c while stress testing, but for prolonged periods of time I'd consider anything over 80c being out of the comfort zone. So, just keep the real life loads under 80c and you're golden.

Out of curiosity, what motherboard are you running? That voltage does seem quite low.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Alright, thanks!

I'm using an Asus P877Z-V LK motherboard. Granted, I haven't run my OC through a 12 hour Prime run yet (I'll probably do that in the coming days), but it's been stable for over a week, I tested it with IBT, and lasted me through Metro: Last Light, so I'm pretty comfortable with it.
Edited by LunarWhale - 6/1/13 at 3:16pm
post #5 of 7
The 12h prime run isn't mandatory, especially if you have been stable for over a week. Just make sure any WHEA-errors haven't piled up in the Windows Event Log. If there are any, then it's not stable.
post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by LunarWhale View Post

I recently got and overclocked my 3570k to 4.6 GHz at about 1.272v. My concern is with temperatures, though. I know that the recommended max temperature is somewhere in the upper 60's, but when I do stress testing, my temperatures tend to get into the lower 70's. Real-world, though, even when playing CPU intensive games, my temps never break 60. Should I even really worry about stress testing temps (unless they get outrageously high, of course) and only pay attention to real world ones? Like, for instance, if I'm stress testing in the 80s, would that be okay as long as when I'm playing a game, it doesn't force my CPU into those temps for extended periods of time?

Part of why I'm asking this is just to see how much more headroom I have in terms of temperature. I'm more than content with my overclock right now, but obviously I would like to see how much more I could get out of it. Should I have a different maximum in mind for stress testing temperatures than I would for everyday temperatures?

Thanks!

max temperature 60s my ass. where did you read this, on youtube? intel sets a heat limit of 105c before the system shuts of to prevent damage. the cpu itself wont damage before that. except for to much voltage which i personally wouldn"t put over 1.4v without water
Gaming Rig
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.2GHz 1.25v Asus Z77-A Asus R9 280X 3GB Core 1000MHz 1.2v Memory 6000M... 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 2T 1.5v 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung Evo 840 120GB Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 24" 1920x1080 68Hz Corsair AX860i 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.2GHz 1.25v Asus Z77-A Asus R9 280X 3GB Core 1000MHz 1.2v Memory 6000M... 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 2T 1.5v 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung Evo 840 120GB Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 24" 1920x1080 68Hz Corsair AX860i 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Takla View Post

max temperature 60s my ass. where did you read this, on youtube? intel sets a heat limit of 105c before the system shuts of to prevent damage. the cpu itself wont damage before that. except for to much voltage which i personally wouldn"t put over 1.4v without water
It shuts off at 125 C. At 105 C it throttles speed.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › 3570k Overclocking - Safe Temps?