Overclocking temperatures cpu

Steffan_3

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So I'm new to overclocking and have a question, when im using prime95 I stress test my cpu and the temp hits upto 82 celicus ( running an i5 6600k) @4.1Ghz but when monitoring my cpu temps whilst doing my most consuming demanding tasks, eg. playing games and music, I reach 62 celcius.
My question is since the severity of the stress test is much greater than my actual useage, is it okay for me to try bump the OC up some more?
 

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You may need a better cooler but it should be fine. Again you are operating on the threshold. It wont hurt to try a higher OC anyway. The system will just shut down. See what you can get stable at. Anything below 90 in Prime is pretty safe, as no you wont reach that very often in real world use.
 

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Yeah but you are almost at your limit. A few degress more will be fairly safe but you'll be going into the red zone. What cooler do you have? You can get a 6600k running at 4.4/4.5 usually.
 

Steffan_3

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It is an Artic freezer 7 pro rev.2 92mm fan
 

Multipack

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Sep 5, 2016
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You may need a better cooler but it should be fine. Again you are operating on the threshold. It wont hurt to try a higher OC anyway. The system will just shut down. See what you can get stable at. Anything below 90 in Prime is pretty safe, as no you wont reach that very often in real world use.
 

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