Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Safe OC 8700K temp during Timespy Extreme?

Recommended Posts

Posted Original PosterOP

Does anyone know what a safe, stable, long term high temperature is for the i7 8700K?

Is it 95C like it says on the Intel site for max temp or is that short time and requires lower for long term temps? 馃

CPU:聽i7 8700K (5.1聽GHz OC). AIO: EVGA CLC 280 280mm.聽GPU:聽EVGA XC2 Ultra 2080Ti.聽PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular. MB: MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA 1151.聽RAM: 32GB聽Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB聽(3600聽MHz OC). STORAGE: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, 2TB Firecuda 7200rpm SSHD, 1TB WD Blue.聽CASE: NZXT H510 Elite. FANS: Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm x4. MONITOR: MSI Optix MAG271CQR 2560x1440 144hz.聽Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset.聽Keyboard:聽Razer Cynosa Chroma.聽Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite.聽Webcam:聽Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't be comfortable running it over 80c for long period of time.

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Gigabyte RTX2080 Aorus Extreme / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

Link to post
Share on other sites

At 95-100C聽the CPU will start throttling itself to drop its temperature, so you want to be under that at all times.

Personally, I prefer my 9900K to top out at 80-85C in the short turbo boost, and 70-75 during longer 100% loads. Normally this is already a little high for me, but the 9900K is just a really hot running chip so I can't do much about it, but that's just me I guess.

During Time Spy Extreme ideally you shouldn't see temps jump over ~70C, as it's mostly meant to stress the GPU, not to pin the CPU to 100% load, so you want to have some headroom for when the CPU will actually be running at 100% (when rendering, stress testing, etc).

Desktop:聽Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4聽| ASUS聽Strix Z390-F聽| Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz | Intel 660p 1TB聽| Samsung 860 EVO 500GB |聽Western Digital Green 2TB | Corsair RM650x聽| EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Fractal Design Define R6聽

Laptop:Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2018 (i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD)

Peripherals:聽Steelseries Rival 600 &聽Logitech MX Master 3聽| CM Storm Quickfire Ultimate (Cherry MX Blue)聽| BenQ BL2420PT聽| Sennheiser Game One

Link to post
Share on other sites

90-95掳C are long-term temperature ceiling assuming you have sane voltages on it (sub 1.4V, preferably around 1.32-1.35V), short-term ceiling may be even higher. I wouldn't worry with anything sub 90掳C.

Tag or quote me so i see your reply

Link to post
Share on other sites

95掳C is fine for long term on stock.聽

But for OC you definitely want to keep it lower, preferably at around 75掳C to 80掳C since you will also be pushing higher voltage.聽

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now