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is the i5-2500k stock fan will be able to handle load on the CPU with no OC?
and if yes, can i OC the CPU a bit? to how many Mhz?
thanks.
post #2 of 9
It will definitely handle the CPU's heat load at stock.

Some review sites have even used the stock heatsink to get to 4-4.2GHz.
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is the i5-2500k stock fan will be able to handle load on the CPU with no OC?
and if yes, can i OC the CPU a bit? to how many Mhz?
thanks.
Yes, it will handle perfectly your cpu without OC. It's made for that.
You can try and push the OC as long as the temperatures aren't too high. ( I don't know, 3,8 ghz? 4,0ghz? no idea here)
Anyway I truly reccomend a better cooler to guarantee better temperatures and more silence.
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lol, if it couldn't handle the processor without OC, Intel would have been sued quite a while ago . Unless of course, by "handle", you mean IBT @ 55C, in which case, it can't.

It does perfectly fine as a cooler. I dare say you can hit 4.0Ghz and still have reasonable temps
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post #5 of 9
If you must OC on it, keep an eye on the temps. youll notice you dont have much temperature heardoom.
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alright, thanks.
without OC, what will be the temps approximately?
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mistake post, sorry
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try it and see
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post #9 of 9
it will definitely handle the i5 at stock, even though it looks flimsy, but that is what its made for, i think it would be able to handle a say... 400MHz bump on the stock heatsink and remain in a comfortable zone for me.
    
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