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Looking to get 5GHz out of an i5 2500K. Is this possible to achieve with all 2500Ks or only the good ones?

How much overclock can I get with my CoolMaster Hyper 212+ and how much more overclock can I achieve with something better? Hoping to just go air cooling but I would not be against something easy like the self enclosed Corsair H50.

Thanks,
Edited by revlimiter - 6/5/11 at 12:53pm
    
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A majority of 2500k's can not do 5ghz.

The best performing air coolers are:
1. Thermalright Silver Arrow
2. Noctua NH-D14
(those 2 are very similar in performance, get whichever one is cheapest and make sure it can fit in your case as they are quite large).

3. Scythe Susanno (this one is quite impractical IMO)

Tell me how much volts you need for 4.5 Ghz and I will try to ballpark what voltage you will need for 5Ghz by comparing to my overclocking chart.
    
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this is probably the best air cooler atm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

not sure if it will get you to 5ghz but that depends on your chip
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my noctua nh d14 gives me 67c at 100% load at 5ghz with my 2500k.
providing it fits in your case and clears your ram i highly recommend it
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post #5 of 10
as said before... not all 2500Ks can hit 5 gigs.
hell not all can ever hit above 4.6
    
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
A majority of 2500k's can not do 5ghz.

The best performing air coolers are:
1. Thermalright Silver Arrow
2. Noctua NH-D14
(those 2 are very similar in performance, get whichever one is cheapest and make sure it can fit in your case as they are quite large).
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I'd have to agree. No experience with the Silver Arrow but the NH-D14 was extremely easy to install.
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As said before, not all i5-2500k's can get you to 5GHz. Your Hyper 212+ won't get you far either, but I'd say around 4.7 max. Getting a SA of a NH-D14 will do you good.
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Alrighty thanks for the info.
Which Intel CPUs can handle 5GHz?
Thanks,
    
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
Alrighty thanks for the info.
Which Intel CPUs can handle 5GHz?
Thanks,
2500k or 2600k are the best bet, 990x can do it but I wouldn't on air for 24/7 (on water got a bit warm for my liking) & it's pricier.
    
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