i5 4690k Overclock temperatures ?

So I've been trying to Overclock my i5 4690k all day and I've had terrible luck with getting it stable. But just now i have it clocked at 4.3 ghz with a 1.250V and ran Prime95 for about 20 minutes on blend. The i5 4690k hovered in between 75-76C but every now and then i'd hit 85-88C for like 1-2 minutes and then it'd go back to the mid 70's. However at 1 point the CPU hit 95C for a while and then went back down to the mid 70's and never went back up to the 90's for the rest of the duration of the stress test. Are these temps normal for a 4.3 Ghz and 1.250V OC ? At idle it runs at a solid 40C if that's useful for anything. Also i was running Prime95 version 29.1

Hardware
System Specifications:

Graphics Card : EVGA SC 8GB GTX 1070

CPU : Intel i5 4690k ( 3.5 Ghz )

RAM : Kingston HyperX FURY 16 GB Ram 1866 Mhz

Storage : 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD

Power Supply : 700W 80+ Bronze EVGA Power Supply

Motherboard : Asus Z97-Pro Gamer

Case : NZXT S340 Black

CPU Cooler : Hyper 212 EVO
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  1. It's quite warm, I would try to keep it under 80C. Also when testing with Prime95 you need to use version 26.6 as newer versions may override the voltage causing higher temps. I would thoroughly read through this guide by Computronix.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1800828/intel-temperature-guide.html
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  2. Temps up in the mid 80s are normal during extreme stress tests, such as Prime95. Higher temps are also to be expected, seeing as you have a budget air cooling solution.

    Also, as WildCard999 said, the newer versions of Prime95 can override the voltage and cause unusual temp spikes. If you see temps higher than 85c for more than say 1 minute I would stop the test and give your cpu a break as pushing 90c is in the throttling range and is unsafe for your cpu.

    If you aren't totally opposed to voiding your warranty, and want the best temperatures and high stable overclocks out of your cpu.. One option is to delid it, which I am not recommending to you as it has a very high chance of user error and you could ruin your cpu. But it is a good option for the lowest temps and highest overclocks, most results show a ~20c drop under load. Benchmarks show stress tests causing temps in the high 80s to low 90s, and after the delid going no higher than 75c (I plan to delid my cpu soon, 7700k).
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  3. I would save delid as a last option however Fusionxz is correct as there's a high chance of ruining the CPU but if you do need to delid the CPU you can send it out to pro's who know exactly what they're doing for a fee.

    https://siliconlottery.com/collections/frontpage/products/delid
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  4. WildCard999 said:
    I would save delid as a last option however Fusionxz is correct as there's a high chance of ruining the CPU but if you do need to delid the CPU you can send it out to pro's who know exactly what they're doing for a fee.

    https://siliconlottery.com/collections/frontpage/products/delid


    Are you sure that's a good idea? I've heard TERRIBLE reviews from those type of websites claiming pros to delid, or pre-delid a cpu and buying it from them.. Mainly false claim accusations, whether it not being delidded when the customer recieves it, or something taking much longer than they say.
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  5. Well if there is a issue with those sites then you could always buy the deliding kit and carefully do it yourself.
    https://rockitcool.myshopify.com/
    Reply to WildCard999
  6. WildCard999 said:
    Well if there is a issue with those sites then you could always buy the deliding kit and carefully do it yourself.
    https://rockitcool.myshopify.com/


    This is definitely the best option in my opinion. (I plan to use this exact tool to delid my 7700k)
    Reply to Fusionxz
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