[SOLVED] Should I buy a new cooler?

zachUVA

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My i5 9600k is running back at 5.06 GHz. Running stress test at fan max speed, pump at max speed. My cpu package temp is hitting 78c. Is it perfectly fine or is my cpu asking for a better cooler? I'm using Coolermaster ML120L rgb cooler. Any recommendation? Also what is the max clock speed for my cpu and the voltage?
 
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Sadlah

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Pick up some new thermal paste, reapply, see what that does to your temps first, anything below 90c when stress testing is fine. If you're worried you could always dial it back a tad.

1.35 or 1.375 is a safe voltage for 5ghz i wouldn't go any higher
 

Sadlah

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Pick up some new thermal paste, reapply, see what that does to your temps first, anything below 90c when stress testing is fine. If you're worried you could always dial it back a tad.

1.35 or 1.375 is a safe voltage for 5ghz i wouldn't go any higher
 
78c while stress testing is a very good temp, especially for a 120mm radiator! I would say you're doing excellent. No need for a new cooler, and reapplying thermal paste seems like a waste of time. Even with an awesome paste, you'll maybe see a 1-2* difference.
 

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