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i7-7700k Safe Temperatures

I was wondering if my i7-7700k's temperatures were safe.

Idle (7-14%): 38-45 C usually hugging the higher end.
Gaming: 50-60 C
Prime95 (100%): 75-85 C usually at 80C

Rig:
• i7-7700k at 1.296 V and 4.45 GHz using ASUS mobo's auto clock feature with high performance power option.
• G.Skill 32GB DDR4 3000
• NZXT Kraken X42 140mm AIO Cooler
• ASUS GTX 1070 O8G
• Asus Maximus IX Formula
• EVGA P2 750 watt
• S340 Elite Case with two 120mm exhaust at rear and one 120mm intake at front. The other front fan slot is being used for the 140mm rad.

My idle CPU load is high because ASUS's Aura software is taking up 5% of the CPU and the rest is ESET Nod32, Malwarebytes, and other background processes.

I hope I've provided enough information and thank you in advance.
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  1. I have read 70c is supposed to be the max operating temp. But it will not start to throttle till 90c. So during stress testing it is normal to reach higher temps. Your temps are fine. Of course it will run hotter with prime 95. Actually while gaming nice and cool. Many people are not as lucky. The i7 7700k is a hot running cpu.
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  2. urbancamper said:
    I have read 70c is supposed to be the max operating temp. But it will not start to throttle till 90c. So during stress testing it is normal to reach higher temps. Your temps are fine. Of course it will run hotter with prime 95. Actually while gaming nice and cool. Many people are not as lucky. The i7 7700k is a hot running cpu.

    I've seen posts on here that say that a 7700k runs at around 30C on idle so my 15C higher temps got me a bit worried. Having run a 6700k previously before something went horribly wrong, I'm not used to these higher temperatures.
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  3. That would probably be with a 240mm or 280mm radiator.
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  4. urbancamper said:
    That would probably be with a 240mm or 280mm radiator.

    Alright. Thanks for the help and relieving some stress.
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    youre idle temps might be a little high depending on ambient, but 85 under prime is fine and 50-60s while gaming is all good. intel has directly stated that anything under 100c is fine, but you wouldnt want to run sustained temps above 80. 70 certainly isnt tops. you could run it at 70c for years straight. and when they say it shouldnt see sustained temps above 80, they dont mean seconds or minutesor even hours, but days at a time.
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