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Oki im using Megahalem with 2 Cooler Master Blade Master fans in case haw 2 standart fans who came with Cooler Master 690 II and HT is turned off.

On idle i get like 45c on each core.
On full load with prime 95 in 20mins i get 68c

Is those temps ok for 4ghz OC for an i7 950?
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Perfect. Most people say that 80C is the absolute maximum, but a lot of people stay under 70C just to be safe. 68C is perfect, congrats on your overclock!
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That's not bad I suppose. What do you have your voltage set to?
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voltage is at 1.17
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Oki im using Megahalem with 2 Cooler Master Blade Master fans in case haw 2 standart fans who came with Cooler Master 690 II and HT is turned off.

On idle i get like 45c on each core.
On full load with prime 95 in 20mins i get 68c

Is those temps ok for 4ghz OC for an i7 950?
Idles a bit high but load temps are decent.

Anything under 80*C for extended periods are fine.

Test for temps using Intel Burn Test for like 3 hours to check max temps. I personally found that Intel Burn Test got my temps higher than Prime 95.
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voltage is at 1.17
Nice low voltage.

What's the ambient temp in the room?
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in room 30c.
Well if my temps are 2 high on idle mybe it could be becuz of thermal plaste i used the one what megahalem gives.
Just its my 1st high end PC i ever made myself
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voltage is at 1.17
Great job getting a stable 4.0 at 1.17V, that's pretty damn low. You got a nice chip there. (it is stable, right?)

Given the low voltage, you could probably do a little better on temps, but we're missing a lot of factors too. Most importantly are things like case airflow, ambient temps, etc. Either way, under 70C load isn't going to hurt anything at all, it's a very safe temperature for that chip. You might need to take a closer look at it if you plan on clocking a little higher, though.
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in room 30c.
Well if my temps are 2 high on idle mybe it could be becuz of thermal plaste i used the one what megahalem gives.
Just its my 1st high end PC i ever made myself
That's a really high ambient temp. Given that, I would say your CPU temps are fine. If you want to go lower, I would suggest air conditioning as the first step .

P.S. idle temps really don't mean anything.
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Its safe without BSOD And ye case cooling aint the best cuz i haw no more money to add extra fans
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