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post #11 of 17
It depends on a couple of things:

1. How long do you plan on keeping your chip? Almost every 2500K can hit 5Ghz, but a decent number of them will require a vcore that is not safe for long term use.

2. How much vcore you will need depends on the individual chip. You could get away with a decent mid-range cooler if you get a chip that doesn't need much vcore.
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post #12 of 17
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You could do it with a Hyper 212+
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Alright then. Does that mean with an h100 I can go higher than 5 ghz?
You are not understanding, IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR CHIP bud. More than likely you will be able to lock in a stable 5ghz with a decent aftermarket air/water cooler. This depends on your chip, some chips hit the wall as low as 4.4ghz.
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post #13 of 17
I can't get my 2600k stable over 4.8GHz no matter how hard I try, even with an H100. Temps go through the roof at 1.4~+ volts, but many people don't require that much.

It's entirely dependent on your chip, really. The better the cooling, the better off you'll be, but honestly just buy what you can afford. If you're shooting for 5GHz, you'll want to invest in some solid cooling, though. That's for sure.
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post #14 of 17
Ur right about some hittin 4.4 and stoppin (rumors about d2 and d3?)
    
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post #15 of 17
At 4.8GHz w/1.425v and an H100 P/P AP-14s (3x AP-14 & 1 AP-15 [only had one in case]) and the max temp I see using stress programs such as IBT and Prime95 was 76c on the hottest core.

5GHz on a 2500K may very well be possible with temps similar to mine. My gaming temps rarely ever peak 55c in games at this overclock so unless you're stressing or folding 24/7 you should be fine with an H100.
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post #16 of 17
He might do that but the more expensive way of getting 5ghz 4 all time is. Custom water cooling
    
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post #17 of 17
It works for the money. You can say that. More money works better. I can say that. Less money works worst. We all can say that
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