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Hi guys, I currently have a H50 CPU Cooler.

After 100 Passes of IBT I hit 95c on the hottest core on my i5 2500k

That is with 1.375v for 4.5GHz

I'm very unhappy and I'd like to push this chip a little further than 4.5GHz

Prime95 Blend runs my chip beyond thermal limits and I can never complete a good run of Blend before my pc just completely shuts off/restarts.

So I'm in the market for a good cooler. Budget is 100 + good fans for push/pull.

Suggestions?
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1.375 seems much too high for 4.5ghz, I can get 4.6 at 1.335 with hyperthreading. I do understand that each chip is different, but still, there is no way your chip is THAT bad. My advise, try dialing in your overclock voltages, try to get it as low as possible.

Im currently trying to sell my H70 because I moved to water, I was never very happy with the temperatures that it gave me.
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1.375 seems much too high for 4.5ghz, I can get 4.6 at 1.335 with hyperthreading. I do understand that each chip is different, but still, there is no way your chip is THAT bad. My advise, try dialing in your overclock voltages, try to get it as low as possible.

Im currently trying to sell my H70 because I moved to water, I was never very happy with the temperatures that it gave me.
Anything less than 1.375v gives me bsod 124

1.375v can get me to 4.6GHz but after 100 passes of IBT, ie, just surfing, I got bsod code 124, so I dialed it back to 4.5GHz which I've had zero problems with.
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post #4 of 42
manual or offset?

if possible can you post you bios settings?

to answer your original question, I would look for the Noctua.
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I don't believe I have a usb key to save them to
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manual with all powersaving disabled helped me stabilize, EIST,C1/C3/C6 ect.
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manual with all powersaving disabled helped me stabilize, EIST,C1/C3/C6 ect.
what do you mean manual vs offset? I believe it's manual, and EIST/C1/C3/C6 are all disabled IIRC
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1.375 seems much too high for 4.5ghz, I can get 4.6 at 1.335 with hyperthreading. I do understand that each chip is different, but still, there is no way your chip is THAT bad. My advise, try dialing in your overclock voltages, try to get it as low as possible.

Im currently trying to sell my H70 because I moved to water, I was never very happy with the temperatures that it gave me.
I don't want to thread hijack but how much are you looking for?
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post #9 of 42
that vcore is crazy, im no expert on that so i will leave it to the experts.


however, the noctua nh-d14 or thermal right silver aarow are both great coolers. they both come with beast fans and are two of the top air coolers and can be had for under 100. get whichever is cheaper.
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that vcore is crazy, im no expert on that so i will leave it to the experts.


however, the noctua nh-d14 or thermal right silver aarow are both great coolers. they both come with beast fans and are two of the top air coolers and can be had for under 100. get whichever is cheaper.
The d14 actually comes with fairly poor fans..
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