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angelis83lt

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Overclocking the i5-2500k
« on: October 27, 2011, 09:59:44 PM »
So. This is a pretty simple question. Have never overclocked an intel chip, so it was my first go at it. I have run the CPU cores at full tilt for the last 24 hours at 4.498Ghz at 1.29v.

Would a Max Temp reading of 59c be a good reading? (I dunno really considering the AMD chips had a pretty low ceiling compared to intel chips as far as heat goes as far as I have read).

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Re: Overclocking the i5-2500k
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 10:41:34 PM »
Max temp of 59* under load? That's fantastic. I think they're rated into the 70s.

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Re: Overclocking the i5-2500k
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 10:52:15 PM »
Anything under 75*C is healthy. Mine loads around 54-55 at 4.4GHz just above stock voltage.

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Re: Overclocking the i5-2500k
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 11:26:53 PM »
Awesome. I guess the max safe voltage for it is 1.52 as well, so I am well under that even.Guess I have a decent case cooling solution as well as that nifty hyper 212+  Probably be better yet on temp if I got another cpu fan and swapped out my case fans for something that moves more than ~38CFM of air.

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Re: Overclocking the i5-2500k
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 12:16:58 AM »
I wouldn't worry about changing any of that. Intel's can take some heat, that is for sure. I would be ok with 75ish on Prime and 80ish on IBT. Never going to hit that high of a temp in normal everyday use anyways.

The max voltage is 1.52, but the only people who approach that are those who are benchmarking and wanting 5+ghz, which is more than the average system needs. 4.5 is a beautiful point for it and with just a 60 degree load temp, I would smile and be happy. Good job.