Solved i3 6100 normal temp range?

June 19, 2016 at 16:30:31
Specs: Windows 10, i3-6100 / 16GB
I just completed a build with an i3 6100, @ 100% load with Prime 95 according to Core Temp I am running near 67 degrees C after about 10 minutes, idle it sits around 30, what are normal/acceptable temperatures for this CPU? I'm using the stock HSF.

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June 19, 2016 at 17:38:06
Seems a bit cozy. Did you apply the thermal compound "exactly" in accordance with the CPU manufacturers procedure? Too much. too little, or the wrong method can cause high readings.

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June 19, 2016 at 19:05:30
Well it was the pre-applied thermal paste pad on the stock heatsink, so not much to be done about it unfortunately, was all I had available at the time of the build.

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June 19, 2016 at 19:22:25
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30C idle is good for stock cooler.
67C for Prime95 for 10 minutes is not bad at all.
Your Max temp is listed at 100C:
If your normal use it stays in the 30's and 40's C and your occasional peaks are in the low to mid 50's C then you are just fine. If you tend much higher then a cleaning off the original thermal compound and applying a quality compound (the right amount) or possibly a more advanced air cooler may be in your future (unlikely needed). Please note that the thermal compound will have to break in a little bit from normal heating and cooling of the CPU and after that the temps may actually go down a bit more.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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