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i5 7600k Stock + EVO 212 cooler temps

Hello all,

I'm averaging 36-40C idle, and 55C under load, with the highest spike being at 65c (It has NEVER gone higher). Does this seem normal? I am looking to overclock it as well to a stable 4.3ghz; but am worried about temps.

Thank you in advance!
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  1. I'm surprised it's even that low on a 212. You have a little bit if headroom as long as it doesn't exceed 80c under stress (prime95 v26.6)
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  2. The_Staplergun said:
    I'm surprised it's even that low on a 212. You have a little bit if headroom as long as it doesn't exceed 80c under stress (prime95 v26.6)


    Do the 7600ks just run a lot hotter than the earlier models? I'm not too computer savvy, but the majority of posts that I have read using the 212 EVO (and an older chipset) are averaging 22C - 32C!

    Perhaps a different cooler will be needed?
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    All of the 7th gen chips run hot in contrast to 6th and earlier generations.

    The 212 hasn't really worked too well for cooling substantially for a few generations of intel chips now.

    Your temps are fine as is, but you can get something like a cryorig r1 or something.
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  4. Reply to WarWolverineWarrior
  5. Just because a car has a red zone on the tachometer doesn't mean you can run it there without an issue.

    80c is the recommended limit that shouldn't cause any extra wear on the chip based on thermals alone. The chip will function up to its thermal throttle, but exceeding 80c causes excessive wear and more than likely reduced life.
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  6. The_Staplergun said:
    Just because a car has a red zone on the tachometer doesn't mean you can run it there without an issue.

    80c is the recommended limit that shouldn't cause any extra wear on the chip based on thermals alone. The chip will function up to its thermal throttle, but exceeding 80c causes excessive wear and more than likely reduced life.


    But what if the guy is a chemist and he needs to boil water? lol jk
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  7. I'm getting a max of 76 stress testing it with prime 95 for over 2 hrs (no over clock). I just posted a similar question before finding this because I had a amd fx-6300 with a oc to 4.4ghz and didn't get as high temps. So I thought it was werid being everyone says amd runs hotter. Did you stress test it or just run it as you would? If just as you would it's looking like you would need a better cooler probably liquid because when choosing a cooler I picker evo 212 because it had the best reviews and is a beast. I don't think you could find a better air cooler, maybe add another fan on the back side for a push/pull effect.
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  8. although I did check out the cryorig r1 as mention above and I belive I was wrong but at $80 might still be time to go liquid
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