Idle temps higher when OC applied

Lekro44

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Hello,

My 4690k is turbo clocked at 4.4GHz. Temperatures are safe, but what concerns me are the idle temps.

When I remove the OC and go with stock settings the idle temps are 5-10 Celsius lower than with the OC. (40c with oc, 32-35 without oc)

I checked the specs and when idling, both the clocks and the voltages are the same on the CPU no matter the overclocking setting. (800Mhz with 0.7v)

Any ideas why is this?
 

zebarjadi.raouf

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Idle temps higher when OC applied
Idle should be a little higher after OC. You sure you're running that voltage at all times? Dynamic voltage can be fast to catch. Also, some power saving features get disabled automatically with overclock.
40c with oc, 32-35 without oc
CPU for daily usage is fine till 80c. Don't worry too much about it. A fresh thermal paste application + cleaning dust can make it cooler if you haven't done so in a while.
 

Lekro44

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Thanks, it's been like that since the first week (took a while to find the absolute optimal OC) I had this CPU (2015 Oct) and only recently I resetted my BIOS and noticed this.
 

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