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I've been overclocking my 4770k and I have used Intel Burn Test, Prime95 and Aida64's stress test to test for stability. I'm currently overclocked to 4.6GHz at 1.297v and my Prime95 (on blend) and Aida64 temps are in the low 70's. When I run Intel Burn Test on standard, my temps are in the 90's and I saw a spike to 100 in just a few seconds. I turned off the test immediately after seeing that. I have three questions here.

1. What temperature should I be paying attention to while stress testing? Aida 64? Prime95? Intel Burn Test? All of these tests put a load on the CPU I will never see in real world so I'm not sure if I should disregard IBT or not.

2. Should I be looking at the individual core temperatures or the CPU temperature? (see picture)

3. Should I be looking at the average temperature or the max temperature during spikes?

I still have to tone my voltages back a bit so my temps will drop some. Disregard the "CPU Throttling" in Aida64. That was during IBT. I understand that some of this (or all of it) is subjective so I'd just like to hear your opinions. Thanks!
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I've been overclocking my 4770k and I have used Intel Burn Test, Prime95 and Aida64's stress test to test for stability. I'm currently overclocked to 4.6GHz at 1.297v and my Prime95 (on blend) and Aida64 temps are in the low 70's. When I run Intel Burn Test on standard, my temps are in the 90's and I saw a spike to 100 in just a few seconds. I turned off the test immediately after seeing that. I have three questions here.

1. What temperature should I be paying attention to while stress testing? Aida 64? Prime95? Intel Burn Test? All of these tests put a load on the CPU I will never see in real world so I'm not sure if I should disregard IBT or not.

2. Should I be looking at the individual core temperatures or the CPU temperature? (see picture)

3. Should I be looking at the average temperature or the max temperature during spikes?

I still have to tone my voltages back a bit so my temps will drop some. Disregard the "CPU Throttling" in Aida64. That was during IBT. I understand that some of this (or all of it) is subjective so I'd just like to hear your opinions. Thanks!

1. Pay attention to all Cores Temperature

2. CPU temperature is the socket temperature while the Core temperatures are the temperatures of the individual CPU cores. They are way more important than the CPU temperature,

3. Watch for the max temperatures
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2. Should I be looking at the individual core temperatures or the CPU temperature? (see picture)

The only temp you should really keep an eye on is the case temp at highest load. For that processor it's 72.72 C. So for 24/7 it should be under 65 C. Only reason to look at the core temps is they could indicate the heatsink isn't on right.
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