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How hot is too hot for the KabyLake

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647chang

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May 24, 2015
I just did an overclock on my i7700. Got 5 ghz with 1.35 volts. My temps seems to be a little high. I had one core reaching 95 max. Ran a stress test for an hour and was stable. Custom loop with 2x 240 rads.

1. Is it ok for one or two cores peak like that?
2. What is a safe CPU temp for the KabyLake?
3. When Im gaming it seems like its reaching 75-82°

https://ibb.co/ecsLGF
 

R_Pierce

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Feb 4, 2017
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Marion, IA
Thats awful warm in my limited experience. Anything under 85*c seems to be the common answer. I believe they start to throttle at 100*c (not that I would want to run a chip that hot)

I would say you should probably look into a delid. You will likely have some pretty good temp drops.

Im running a delid i7700k at 5.1 @ 1.392 volts and peak at 65-67 during stress testing. Before the delid I was seeing mid 80's at 5.

**edit**

And you are running at 1.36 volts. Likely calling for 1.35 in BIOS I assume? Looking at your CPU-Z, its posting at 1.36.
 

trents

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Dec 27, 2008
I just did an overclock on my i7700. Got 5 ghz with 1.35 volts. My temps seems to be a little high. I had one core reaching 95 max. Ran a stress test for an hour and was stable. Custom loop with 2x 240 rads.

1. Is it ok for one or two cores peak like that?
2. What is a safe CPU temp for the KabyLake?
3. When Im gaming it seems like its reaching 75-82°

https://ibb.co/ecsLGF

Your gaming temps are well within the safe range as is your vcore for 24/7 operation. Your stress test temps are on the cusp of being too high but when running real apps you are okay.
 

Tgrable

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Feb 8, 2017
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Minneapolis, MN
Personally anything over 80c is too hot for me. I would try to dial back the voltage or even drop to 4.9... too hot for my taste