What Temperature is Safe For My Processorr

I have an Intel i7 6700K - what is a decent operation temp for this?
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Neil PreeperCommented:
Anywhere from 50C to 75C is fine
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
Agree 50-80 is fine
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Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
what software can I measure it with?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Closer to 50 is much better. I have an upgraded i5 and I run between 45 and 50 most of the time. CPU should run less than 5% utilized more than 95% of the time in normal use. I have RealTemp and it rarely goes above 50 unless I am always pushing it for some reason.
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rindiCommented:
Your BIOS will normally alarm you or shut the PC down if it gets too hot. You shouldn't need any additional software for that.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Definitely do NOT agree with the ranges cited above.

The question was  "... what is a decent operation temp for this? " ... not "how hot is okay?"

In normal operation I'd expect the CPU temp to be between 35-45 C

When you run programs that will put some stress on the CPU it's normal for it to jump into the mid-to-high 50's

And if you're running a high-stress benchmark (e.g. Prime95) that "pushes" the CPU close to 100% utilization it's not a problem if it hits the mid-to-upper 60's.

But I'd be concerned about any temps above that unless you're an overclocker (which I don't recommend) => and if that's the case you should certainly be using a cooling solution more aggressive than the stock Intel cooler.
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Daniel FoyeCommented:
Try this, to monitor and do much more with that 6700K:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24075/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-



Installs the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) version 6.0.2.8.


Intel® XTU is a simple Windows*-based performance tuning software for novice and experienced enthusiasts to overclock, monitor, and stress a system. The software interface exposes a set of robust capabilities common in most enthusiast platforms along with special new features available on new Intel® Processors and Intel® Motherboards.
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zalazarCommented:
From this guide:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1800828/intel-temperature-guide.html

30C Cool (Idle)
40C Normal
50C Normal (Medium Load)
60C Normal
70C Warm (Heavy Load)
75C Warm
80C Hot (100% Load)

So decent is approx. 30-40C while the CPU is (almost) idle.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with Gary above (and posted such prior). 60 degrees is too high for any normal operation I have.
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nobusCommented:
i use speedfan for monitoring cpu temperatures
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

may i ask - why the question?  do you have a problem, or is it only wanting to know ?
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Michael-BestCommented:
i7 6700K temps
Idle: 27 degrees Celsius
Load: 60 degrees Celsius
Temperature ceiling (max)  73 degrees Celsius
Note: over this temp. your computer will automatically shut down to protect the CPU, with little risk of damage having being done from the overheating.

Refer to tomshardware.com: "Temperatures at Full Load (During the Stress Test)"
Link:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skylake-intel-core-i7-6700k-core-i5-6600k,4252-11.html

"Overclock can be a risky proposition. With the Core i7-6700K, though, it appears to be a worthwhile endeavor. This is not only because the chip overclocks well, achieving a maximum speed somewhere between 12 and 20 percent greater than stock."

Read about overclocking-intel-core-i7-6700k
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/overclocking-intel-core-i7-6700k/

"what software can I measure it with?"

To monitor temperature I suggest Core Temp 64 Bit.
Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.
Supported Processors
Intel: All Core i3, i5, i7 series.
Link:
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
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nobusCommented:
computer huy, may i ask - why the question?  do you have a problem, or is it only wanting to know ?
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