What is considered "Safe" temps to run cpu most of day, every day?

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  1. nateluthje

    nateluthje Master Guru

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    Hi All,

    Come from Aus, obviously. Even in Spring it's getting hot here. Have A/C at around 22 degrees all day. OC'd 6700K to 4.9ghz, but got temps of 90 degrees.

    Dropped back to 4.7 @1.34V (with Kraken x61), getting in high 70's when benchmarking, around high 60's (68-69) and low 70's when gaming, which is basically all I do. Are these temps OK? Video cards are not OC'd. So basically is 69-71 degrees C acceptable temps when gaming for hours at a time?

    Cheers,

    Nate.

    P.s. Would get Predator 360 custom water cooling but can't afford the $370 +!
     
  2. -Tj-

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    Well imo that is hot.


    My 4.7ghz 1.285v 4770k doesnt get that hot while gaming with H90 cooler.. usually i sit between 45 -55c, or by more demanding games/benchmarks up to 60-68c


    What thermal paste do you have?
     
  3. Agent-A01

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    71c is fine.

    More than that though I personally would avoid.
     
  4. jura11

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    Hi Nate

    Yours temps at 4.9GHz are way to high,90°C is what I wouldn't run on 24/7,what voltage are you run at 4.9GHz ?

    4.7GHz temps are OK,although still bit hotter,but mine old 4790k has been very same or similar when it comes to the temps and have run less voltage and 4.6GHz and that's has been with H100i v2 and I've used Kryonaut TIM and I've run or tried 4.7Ghz my temps has been in 70's too and I've backed back to the 4.6GHz

    On yours not sure,what would keep temps under 70's only thing what I would suggest get better thermal paste,Gelid Gc Extreme or Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and play with case airflow which would gain you few C

    I would try at least remove unused PCI slots and replace rear fan for 140mm fan,you can try to turn exhaust fan to intake which will bring cold air back to CPU,I would as next try to seal Kraken radiator,you can try play with any cardboard,with this you should be able seal radiator edges

    I've tried AIO on mine i7-4790k or 5820k and went back to air cooler and my temps dropped to very reasonable temps

    Hope this helps

    Thanks,Jura
     

  5. Mufflore

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    Around 70C when gaming is ok for Skylake but I would have expected a bit lower.

    Check the voltage being applied to the CPU with AI suite, almost everything else I tried only shows VID, not actual volts fed.

    Clicking the red triangle on the voltage section shows a few graphs.
    Click the CPU graph and it will expand, allowing you to place the mouse and see the voltages used recently.
     
  6. nateluthje

    nateluthje Master Guru

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    Thanks all for your input. My brother i an IT GURU and he said if it' 85 degrees or beol, should ok all day everyday (I AM looking forward to winter though). Agreed 80 degrees at 4,9 was a bit nuts,

    Happy gaming everyone,
     
  7. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Really high temps will let the CPU last the warranty period, if you arent overclocking.
    If you overclock and especially if you use more voltage, high temps will cause much more harm.
    Your risk.
     
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  8. thatguy91

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    I think it's a little high. The difference in performance between 4.7 as 4.6 is around 2 percent. If it keeps the system cooler doing so it would make sense to. Also try 4.5 and check the temperatures. Even though it would mean a 4 percent drop in performance you probably won't notice it in games. It would also keep the motherboard features like the chipset and CPU power related stuff 'happy'.
     
  9. Corrupt^

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    Imo it also depends on your cooling. But general rule of thumb I try to keep it below 70° C for every day use, benchmarks or testing can be a bit higher but I prefer to keep those below 75° C.

    That's in summer though, in fall/winter/spring I never even go over 60° C during every day use, only benchmarks succeed at that.
     
  10. BLEH!

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    70 oC
     

  11. AbjectBlitz

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    I stick to 80c tops
     
  12. Margalus

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    Anything above 70 for continuous operation isn't all that good if you want your system to last more than a few months.
     
  13. Sir Galahad

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    I wouldn't want anything more than 40 degrees at idle and 80 degrees under full load/stress test.

    While gaming I wouldn't want it to go above 70 degrees maximum.
     
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    In the 60 C's is fine for gaming, 70 C's in gaming? back it down a a bit, in the 80's & 90's? Only for benchmarking purposes would not do it for a long run obviously.

    60 to 70 'C's is acceptable for overclocked cpu such as yours, I wouldn't push it any further unless you go all out custom watercooling and not AIO.
     
  15. Sir Galahad

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    No not 70s, exactly 70. So below that.
     

  16. angelgraves13

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    50 C under full load is high for me. I don't do crazy overclocks though.
     
  17. A M D BugBear

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    Was reading the first thread, says low 70's.

    Question, which thermal paste your using??

    This can make a big difference in temps, cause in my situation, I had Arctic Silver 5 on the gtx 690, well broken in, went high as 90'c and above in doom(2016), but that's with bios voltage mod and oc'ed frequency.

    Soon as I changed the paste to thermal Grizzly, like mid to upper 70's = HUGE difference.

    about 10-12c difference, That is huge.

    Another question, are you doing a push/pull configuration on your kraken?
     

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