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I am going to OC my 2600k today and i want to know what is the max temp this chip can handle i know that my old Q9400 people told me to keep it under 74C. what should i keep the 2600k under
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its all personal opinion, but its really not good to ride next to the max temps.
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I am going to OC my 2600k today and i want to know what is the max temp this chip can handle i know that my old Q9400 people told me to keep it under 74C. what should i keep the 2600k under
Contrary to what many think, 74°C was not the maximums safe temp for the Q9400. That was just the "tCase" which has nothing to do with the cores inside of the so-called "case". (actually, the tCase was actually 71.4°C) The actual maximum temp for the Q9400 was actually closer to 100°C which is the Tjunction Maximum.

The Tjunction (Thermaljunction) Maximum for the i7-2600K is 98°C. However, I would try to avoid exceeding like 80, 85, or 90 just for the sake of avoiding instability caused by the heat. Now, I'm referring to the temps while running a stress test, not the average temps while gaming or something.

Now, if it were down to a matter of opinion, then some people could severely limit their overclocking potential due to a fear of exceeding like 70 or 75°C or whatever they've been told.

Also, try to stay under 1.425V for 24/7 use (or in other words, for more of a "permanent" setting). Although, 1.525V is the absolute maximum.
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Contrary to what many think, 74°C was not the maximums safe temp for the Q9400. That was just the "tCase" which has nothing to do with the cores inside of the so-called "case". (actually, the tCase was actually 71.4°C) The actual maximum temp for the Q9400 was actually closer to 100°C which is the Tjunction Maximum.

The Tjunction (Thermaljunction) Maximum for the i7-2600K is 98°C. However, I would try to avoid exceeding like 80, 85, or 90 just for the sake of avoiding instability caused by the heat. Now, I'm referring to the temps while running a stress test, not the average temps while gaming or something.

Now, if it were down to a matter of opinion, then some people could severely limit their overclocking potential due to a fear of exceeding like 70 or 75°C or whatever they've been told.

Also, try to stay under 1.425V for 24/7 use (or in other words, for more of a "permanent" setting). Although, 1.525V is the absolute maximum.
+rep for you very good advice thank you
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+rep for you very good advice thank you
You're very welcome!!
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