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post #1 of 12
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If i were to use a stock heatsink to run a 2600k... i won't overclock it period, what temps should i expect when playing games? running 2x570s?
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post #2 of 12
My 2500K core was pretty awful with stock cooling, when it was maxed out when playing oblivion it would be about 60*C, now that I have H70 it runs 50 at 4GHz lol

EDIT : the 2500K temperature should be roughly the same, although idling the H70 and stock both only bring it to about 25 to 30, you should just grab an air cooler since its a metal table you're using tongue.gif
Edited by mike12345567 - 5/18/11 at 3:12pm
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post #3 of 12
http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/7

Shows high 40's not too terrible, maybe mid 50's depending on your ambients?
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post #4 of 12
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the question is would it bottleneck anything running stock?
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post #5 of 12
for 2 570's you would need to overclock that cpu you would have a serious bottleneck.

there are some cheap coolers out there that would do the job
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post #6 of 12
Mine wasn't bottlenecked running Oblivion on it, and Crysis, theres very little difference, then again you've got a very different GPU set up to me tongue.gif
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post #7 of 12
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i'm pretty sure 2x6970s have more power than 2x570s so i should be ok?

EDIT: oh wait... you only have one.. my bad
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post #8 of 12
Run it, if you see less than 90%+ GPU utilization then you'll know that you need to overclock it, you'll most likely be fine, worst case, you can do a mild overclock that doesn't require additional voltage, most will do 4ghz without additional voltage.
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post #9 of 12
My stock cooler was good up to ~1.26v, ambient was around 20°c.
Keep in mind that was not HT, 2500k.
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post #10 of 12
My overclock to 4GHz didn't require any voltage, and I could probably go further. One thing I should say is that my core is sometimes idling when i'm gaming, although I don't play all games maxed out, but I checked core temperatures the other day mid Crysis gaming session (Modded textures maximum everything) and it was only at like 37*C :S
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