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4.5 Ghz, 24/7. First time I ever OC'ed anything and it couldn't have been easier. I haven't tried to OC it higher yet, but I fully intend to. But I'll probably keep it at 4.5 for 24/7 use.
Sounds good. It took me months to get the OC I have on my current CPU. Supposedly it's really good for what it is though. Can't wait to try the new 2500k as I hear it's extremely easy to OC.
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Sounds good. It took me months to get the OC I have on my current CPU. Supposedly it's really good for what it is though. Can't wait to try the new 2500k as I hear it's extremely easy to OC.
It is, for 4Ghz you literally just have to set the multi to 40x & reboot.
You will go higher though, good air or water cooling will max the chip out pretty easily.
    
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It is incredibly easy. I was actually surprised at how easy it was. Sandy Bridge really lends itself to high, stable overclocks. And my system barely breaks a sweat at idle (only 30-35 degrees). You won't be disappointed one bit with the upgrade.

BTW, if you live near a Microcenter they have some amazing deals on Sandy Bridge CPU's bundled with various motherboards. I bought my board and CPU from them and got a smoking deal...
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I'll be using my push / pull H50 so it will have decent cooling. Also upgrading to an HAF 832 advanced so hopefully it will work out nice.

Anyone have any comments on how well the caching works? I have a 64GB SSD I can use for the OS or I can use it for the cache.
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