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post #1 of 23
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Currently 4ghz at 1.15v, wondering how much better 4.5ghz is/will it degrade my chip?


also are these temps okay?

idle

32
33
36
32

4ghz load ibt new linkpack getting 110gflops
52
54
56
51



And would i see any drop in temps by using MX-4 tim instead of my stock 212tim, and adding a second fan?
Edited by renji1337 - 5/22/11 at 11:32am
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4ghz with 1.15 stable? screenie please, IBT or Prime blend

It's pretty easy to get to 4.5ghz with low volts, If your cooling is sufficient and your temps are low then I would go ahead and try it.
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post #3 of 23
No, 4.5 GHz are a piece of cake for these CPUs, you won't have any problems. It won't degrade your chip. Changing the TIM and adding second fan definitely will lower your temps, but don't expect much... maximum 4-5 degrees, depending on the condition of the TIM at the moment.
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4ghz with 1.15 stable? screenie please, IBT or Prime blend

It's pretty easy to get to 4.5ghz with low volts, If your cooling is sufficient and your temps are low then I would go ahead and try it.
i showed you a long time ago the screenie lol

and as for 4.5ghz temps. they max out 55-57c in prime blend at 1.27v and

60
64
67
62 for ibt. thats at 4.5ghz. w/o the mx-4 and new fan i just ordered lol

o and 27c ambient
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also your supposed to turn turbo mode off when you OC on a 2500k yes?
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I'm also wondering, how many games really utilizes the extra 500MHz, going from 4 to 4.5GHz?
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post #7 of 23
Those are great temps and volts. I'd go for 4.5ghz.
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also your supposed to turn turbo mode off when you OC on a 2500k yes?
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post #9 of 23
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why not? i've been running it with EIST/TURBO off and overclocked is that bad?
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
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why not? i've been running it with EIST/TURBO off and overclocked is that bad?
its not bad...
but its really pointless to run it without the speedstep.
all you are doing is using up your processor's lifespan faster.
not letting it clock down means higher voltage and there for temps even when its just idling.

I am just saying you are not "supposed to" (have to) turn off speedstep.
    
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