[SOLVED] I overclocked my CPU to 5.00GHz, it runs fine in some benchmarks but not well in others. Is this ok?

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I recently tried overclocking my i7-9700KF to 5.00GHz using Intel XTU. I then ran the stress test built in to XTU and watched HWinfo as it had a maximum temp of 75 C. However, when I ran prime95 it skyrocketed to 100 degrees celcius before thermal throttling and me shutting down the test as I didn't want to damage my CPU. I realize that prime95 is not a good example of average loads on a CPU, but it seemed fine when I ran the intel XTU stress test. Will it be ok if I keep it overclocked at 5.00 GHz?

Thank you in advance for the help.

Edit: Cooling is NZXT x63 AIO
 
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If it's not stable in some things....well...it is not stable.

Nothing magical or brag-worthy about 5 GHz....(not to be confused with 5 MHz...) :)

Lower the voltage .05V or so, and retest at 4.9 GHz....

Even if you are playing on a 3090Ti at 1080P, you can likely live with one or two less frames/sec on CS:GO or RocketLeague....
 
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Run various other applications or programs you'd like to run and see. Prime95 represents an extreme test case and is unlikely to ever happen unless you deliberately invoke it.
I ran Cinebench R23 and got a score of 8821 (multi core) with my max temp being 83 degrees, is this an acceptable result at 5 GHz?
 
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If it's not stable in some things....well...it is not stable.

Nothing magical or brag-worthy about 5 GHz....(not to be confused with 5 MHz...) :)

Lower the voltage .05V or so, and retest at 4.9 GHz....

Even if you are playing on a 3090Ti at 1080P, you can likely live with one or two less frames/sec on CS:GO or RocketLeague....
 
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