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Safe 24/7 OC of 2600k...?

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Specifically designed the system for maximum cooling and maximum CPU performance... never overclocked the 2600k and was wondering what is a safe operating speed to overclock the 2600k would be...?

I use my system pretty regularly and so just consider it as a 24/7 running system... noticed most 2600k are run at around 4-4.2Ghz = 600-800Mhz increase from stock speed. I used to OC my Q6600 from 2.4Ghz to 3.6Mhz = 1.2Ghz increase... is it reasonable to expect to do this with the i7 2600k or would you expect 4.2-4.5Ghz to be the limit...?

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post #2 of 4
Keep the temperatures below 75c and the voltage below 1.45v.
You should be fine if you just stay below that =)
You can probably get it up to 4,8Ghz or even more!
Hope i helped ya!

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The question regarding 24/7 OC with the CPU is more towards the temperature/voltage you would be running 24/7 than the actual clock itself. You can push the CPU overclock as far as you want...you just have to keep an eye on your CPU's limit/specifications. After skimming through user's 2600k/2500k ...I'd say they are pretty similar to i7 920 in regards to that...so try to stay within 70-80C (depending on what you feel is safer) and 1.45v (you'll need to double check with other users as I have no experience with those processors). Good luck with overclocking...it gets addicting when you are wanting to push your CPU past its limits.
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It depends on what you consider safe. I personally wanted to keep my Vcore under 1.4, so I am at 4.8 24/7. Your opinion of safe might be a lot lower than that, or your particular chip might not be able to reach those clocks at that Vcore. Just OC it and find out what it is capable of. Watch your Vcore and your temps and figure out what is best for you and for your chip. Its not really a generic answer as all these chips are different.
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