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So i just bought an i5 and was wondering what levels of OC can i get on it on the stock cooler? I do plan on buying a better cooler later but would like to know. Would it be fine with 4ghz? Thanks.

Also I dont have a case or motherboard yet. Trying to get money for it. Probably going to go with the Asrock Z68 Pro3-M
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Stock cooling if temp are good around 4ghz but imo spend $30.00 get a hyper 212 plus of amazon.
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Im sort of new to overclocking and all, but I got a 2500k and have been playing around.

For your overclocking, you really wont know how much you can get off of the stock cooler without simply testing. 4ghz is probably a good guess. My chip runs sort of hot so I can't really get very high at all, but you might have a better chip.

First things first though, make sure you set the heatsink on solid and completely. Make sure the annoying pushpins are all the way through the motherboard, otherwise it won't work right and you'll have to buy more thermal grease!

Its easiest just to move that multiplier and run a stress test and monitor temps! I use Prime95 and I make sure my temps don't go above 80, although keeping them below 70 is ideal, its not easy on stock cooling. If you have oddly high temps on idle, check the heatsink.

I'm able to push mine to 3.7ish on stock cooling (3.7 is the turbo boost setting by default). Any higher and under load my temps are much too high (mid 80s).
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Alright. I might buy the ximatech gaia. In benchmarks it was worse the the 212 for AMD but better for Intel. Thanks
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Originally Posted by John` View Post
So i just bought an i5 and was wondering what levels of OC can i get on it on the stock cooler? I do plan on buying a better cooler later but would like to know. Would it be fine with 4ghz? Thanks.

Also I dont have a case or motherboard yet. Trying to get money for it. Probably going to go with the Asrock Z68 Pro3-M
I'm not sure about the Z68 Pro but the P67 Pro version had some issues. (I don't remember what exactly it was.... take a look at the xtremeSystems forum -->> Official AsRock Thread.)
So I'd recommend you to get any of the Extreme series. They are fantastic board for the price you pay and they are great OC board.

Also 212+ is good IF you can get it under $30 (including tax/shipping) or it isn't worth it.
It is good cooler for the Price/performance. So if you pay more than $30 it becomes not so good cooler for the price you pay. If you know what I mean...
Edited by Tunagoblin - 7/19/11 at 7:57am
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I'm not sure about the Z68 Pro but the P67 Pro version had some issues. (I don't remember what exactly it was.... take a look at the xtremeSystems forum -->> Official AsRock Thread.)
So I'd recommend you to get any of the Extreme series. They are fantastic board for the price you pay and they are great OC board.
I would LOVE to get the extreme z68 but I lack the money. Ive heard the pro-m is doing better than the pro.
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I would LOVE to get the extreme z68 but I lack the money. Ive heard the pro-m is doing better than the pro.
OK. P67 extreme4 is about $160. That is great price for good OC board.
Anyway, you should take a look at those extremeSystems threads, though.
They are very informative.
Official P67 AsRock Board Thread
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