Originally Posted by fatesdemise
88C, seems high for that speed, but then again ive never cared for those premade water cooling system in a box coolers.. often times a regular fan cools better.
I have a lower model haswell running at 4.2ghz and I don't break 40C on stress test
ambient temp about 70F
I would get some artic silver thermal paste and see if that helps. If not then you need a better cooler to get your temps down
I was able to get stable (from what I can tell) at 4.6ghz 1.24v. I set a more agressive fan curve since then and I didn't hit higher than 85C during IBT. I also lowered the RAM frequency to 1600mhz with 7-8-8-24 timings, per G.SKILLS recommendation.
What baffles me is this OC passed 31 1/2 hours of AIDA64 and 20 passes of IBT on max, but I got two BSODs (0x124) during the last day of ARMA III free weekend while playing ARMA III. It didn't BSOD during any other game or stress test. Granted, I'm pretty sure I was recording with FRAPS during both BSODs, so perhaps something else was causing the BSOD.
EDIT: This current OC has been going for about a week now perfectly fine (after the ARMA III incident) and the temps while gaming never really go above 60C