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I used Asus's utility that overclocks for you. Does it look like my 2500k is overclocked from 3.30GHz to 4.6 GHz?!

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Yes it's overclocked, it says it right there next to Core Speed. However, if you want a nice overclock with decent voltages, I recommend you not use the overclocking utility and do it yourself.

Much better that way
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Are you using a stock cooler?
 
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Are you using a stock cooler?
Yes, I am. I have heard the stock one isn't that good. I heard correct, right? Just now, I was compressing a large file and playing Black Ops at the same time and my CPU went up to 86 degrees C.
Also, I'm not worried about changing it because this is a computer I built for my uncle and at his house, no one games at all.
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Are you using a stock cooler?
Good question, if you're using the stock Intel cooler do NOT overclock yet. Wait until you can invest in a good aftermarket cooler.

You will not get good temperatures with an overclocked chip at those voltages with the stock cooler. The stock cooler struggles to even cool the chip at default settings.

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Yes, I am. I have heard the stock one isn't that good. I heard correct, right? Just now, I was compressing a large file and playing Black Ops at the same time and my CPU went up to 86 degrees C.
Also, I'm not worried about changing it because this is a computer I built for my uncle and at his house, no one games at all.
As I said above. Yes, 86c is far too high, even for compressing a large file and playing black ops. You're cutting it close to the TJ Max and if the computer's always running that hot it will degrade very easily.

If it's just for an uncle I advise you to just keep everything stock. If you really want to overclock just wait until you can afford an aftermarket cooler.
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Yes it's overclocked, it says it right there next to Core Speed. However, if you want a nice overclock with decent voltages, I recommend you not use the overclocking utility and do it yourself.

Much better that way
Lol that's too time consuming for a computer that is only going to be overclocked for a week. How high can you overclock these CPUs?!?!?! (with a good cooler and a bunch of fans)
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Now I don't have Black Ops open anymore and my CPU is at 1.6GHz. Does that mean the CPU doesn't stay overclocked unless it needs to?
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Good question, if you're using the stock Intel cooler do NOT overclock yet. Wait until you can invest in a good aftermarket cooler.

You will not get good temperatures with an overclocked chip at those voltages with the stock cooler. The stock cooler struggles to even cool the chip at default settings.



As I said above. Yes, 86c is far too high, even for compressing a large file and playing black ops. You're cutting it close to the TJ Max and if the computer's always running that hot it will degrade very easily.

If it's just for an uncle I advise you to just keep everything stock. If you really want to overclock just wait until you can afford an aftermarket cooler.
Can you recommend a cooler?
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
Now I don't have Black Ops open anymore and my CPU is at 1.6GHz. Does that mean the CPU doesn't stay overclocked unless it needs to?
Correct. Intel has something called SpeedStep. What it does is downlocks the CPU to 1.6Ghz when you're idle to increase the lifespan of the CPU and also save energy.

When you open up a program or put load on the CPU, the CPU will clock up regularly.

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Can you recommend a cooler?
You have a lot of options. Since it's for your uncle and you said he's not going to be gaming much, I'd recommend an air cooler.

Noctua DH-14 or the Prolimatech Megahalem. You can even go cheaper than that, it's all preference.

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Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
Lol that's too time consuming for a computer that is only going to be overclocked for a week. How high can you overclock these CPUs?!?!?! (with a good cooler and a bunch of fans)
SB chips are very forgiving with results. With adequate cooling and good luck you can get a chip as far as 5+Ghz. Usually people stop around 5.1 because that's when you need to really start pumping a large amount of voltage, and of course the more voltage you give the higher the temperatures will be.
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