i7 4790k stock voltages, temps?

Hello, everyone. I know that this has been debated over and over, but I am a (complete) rookie when it comes to things such as cpu voltages and speeds and I need your advices.
So, I finally bought my first I7, and it is a 4790k with an Asrock Fatality Killer Z97 mobo. I also have an Arctic Cooler Freezer Extreme Rev. 2 cooler on my CPU. If it matters, the RAM is made out of 12GB DDR3 Corsair running at 1600Mhz (2x4 and 2x2), and the PSU is a 600watts Recom.
1. In idle, the temperatures vary between 31 - 41 degrees Celsius, and in one hour of gaming, I noticed it never exceeded 70 degrees Celsius. Also, when surfing the web, listening to music or watching movies, it can reach almost 60. Is this ok? Isn't the gap too big, especially in idle (10 degrees)? For example, my last cpu (I3 3240), oscilated between only 22-23-24 degrees in idle.
2. I explored my mobo bios (without clicking on anything), and I noticed the following CPU voltages:
a) CPU Input Voltage 1.792
b) CPU Vcore 1.064
c) CPU Cache Voltage 1.160
Is this ok for my CPU? What does it mean?
3. How do I know my CPU is not overclocked? Because for the time being, I do not want to oc it, because my cooler and case are not very expensive.
Thank you very much.
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  1. Hey i also own an i7 4790k at stock, mine is cooled using a Kraken x62 though and gaming temps for me are around the 50 mark. I would say your temps arent awful but some people would say different. How many fans do you have? And in what setup?

    If you want to be 100% sure that your cpu is NOT overclocked is to go into bios and reset to defaults. I did this when i first got my PC as my mobo auto Overclocked
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  2. Also i7 tend to fluctuate a lot and increase heat quickly over an extra 2%usage for example, eist should help with that
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  3. Thank you for your answer. You really have nice temps :) Currently, my case is very poor (only 2x80mm fans - one intake and one exhaust), but I will upgrade in about 2 weeks to a new case with 5 120mm fans (3 intakes and 2 exhausts). I don't think the CPU is overclocked, because in CPU-Z it never exceeds 4.390MHZ and a voltage bigger than 1.2V, and when not doing anything, these values downgrade to about 800MHZ and respectively 0.760V. I also see a lot of values to 'AUTO' in my bios, so I guess it's not being messed with. Btw, how do I reset these values to default (complete rookie, as mentioned)?
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    Question from bama_boy_2f2f : "i7 4790k stock voltages, temps?"

    bama_boy_2f2f said:
    Hello, everyone. I know that this has been debated over and over, but I am a (complete) rookie when it comes to things such as cpu voltages and speeds and I need your advices.
    So, I finally bought my first I7, and it is a 4790k with an Asrock Fatality Killer Z97 mobo. I also have an Arctic Cooler Freezer Extreme Rev. 2 cooler on my CPU.
    1. In idle, the temperatures vary between 31 - 41 degrees Celsius, and in one hour of gaming, I noticed it never exceeded 70 degrees Celsius. Also, when surfing the web, listening to music or watching movies, it can reach almost 60. Is this ok? Isn't the gap too big, especially in idle (10 degrees)? For example, my last cpu (I3 3240), oscilated between only 22-23-24 degrees in idle.
    2. I explored my mobo bios (without clicking on anything), and I noticed the following CPU voltages:
    a) CPU Input Voltage 1.792
    b) CPU Vcore 1.064
    c) CPU Cache Voltage 1.160
    Is this ok for my CPU? What does it mean?
    3. How do I know my CPU is not overclocked? Because for the time being, I do not want to oc it, because my cooler and case are not very expensive.
    Thank you very much.


    sydneyblue203 said:
    Those temps seems normal. I would not mess with any voltage and just leave it at stock settings. I'm curious as to what that board considers stock settings ? I have a Z97-A board and same chip. The clocks tend to be around 4.2 to 4.4. I have a ROG Maximus Hero VII and stock for that was 4.4 which i believe is considered a Overclock because any thing over 4.2 is a OC. All this i wouldn't worry about. What i would do is put you board back to default settings. Make any adjustments to ram if needed. and leave it alone. If you want to OC that's a different story. Please get CPUz https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html amd while your in windows open this program and see what the clocks are. I think its at 4.4 because the temps are little higher than mine when at stock.


    bama_boy_2f2f said:
    Hey, thanks for your kind words. In CPU-Z, my core speed varies between 800mhz - 4390mhz when I boot in Windows, and the Core Voltage between 0.760 V - 1.2 V, but after some minutes, when not doing anything, they tend to 'chill' at around 800mhz and respectively 0.760 V. I didn't mess with anything in the bios, as I don't know what all these values mean. Also, my pc case isn't very good, I only have 2 80 mm fans at the time being (one exhaust and one intake). In about 2 weeks or so, I will upgrade to a case with 5 120mm fans (3 intakes and 2 exhausts).
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