TECH Are these temps too hot for an OC'ed Sandy Bridge?


Don't worry about me, jerkoff.
Oct 4, 2001
New Albany, IN
So after seeing this thread and posting in it I decided to use the overclock button on my motherboard. Before going to bed last night I decided to run Prime95 just to see what would happen and I think the temps Ive been getting are kinda high. My cores have gone from anywhere b/w 70-85 (83 is the highest Ive seen I think), core 0 and 3 being usually lower than 1 and 2. Using google I am seeing people saying different stuff, some saying below 80 and others saying below 75, however some of the stuff I am seeing is for people who have it overclocked more than I do and I have to assume they aren't using just air like I am.

I am using OC'ed to 4.2 w/ arctic silver (I dont think I got it spread around evenly)


My idle temps and temps while playing games before starting Prime95 didn't look any much higher than they were before OC'ing, and really I don't think anything I am going to be doing will ever get my temps up this high, but still... Does anyone better than me at this kind of stuff think thats too high? For now I am going to stop Prime95, maybe Ill run it for the amount of time that I should some other time.

edit: Uhhhh literally the second I stopped running Prime95 SpeedFan said my cores dropped down to ~45 degrees and within five seconds they were back to idling temperatures. Sooo... were the high temperature readings wrong or are they really not cooled off that fast by stopping Prime95?

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