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i5 2500k 4.1ghz OC - I'm so disappointed - Advice appreciated

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Hey all.

Basically, thread title.

I just OC'd this bad boy after building a new rig and everything, and I'm disappointed with my results on a 4.1ghz OC.

First off, I'm using a CM Hyper212 EVO CPU heatsink, and my case has 3 intake/3 exhaust fans.

Here are my results after a short blend session in Prime95.

As you can see below, I'm reaching 55-60 in blend testing with a disgusting 4.1ghz. I was planning to go to like 4.3ish with these kind of temps. frown.gif
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post #2 of 29
You can go much higher on the voltage. You are safe up to 1.48v. Keep pushing,

Also make sure you increase the TDP and amperage allowance as well. 250-350 should be enough.
 
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post #3 of 29
Does seem like you're running a little hotter than normal at around 1.23v. Everyone is going to tell you to reseat your processor and such and go on about proper TIM method. Just as a warning.

Edit: But if you're worried about your temps, they are fine and most people say you should stay under 80c but they're actually good up to 95c I believe it was (lowers the life however and that when it starts decreasing performance) I'm personally more comfortable with 75c. Your voltages are perfectly fine also, you have a lot of headroom.
Edited by B-rock - 11/23/11 at 5:35pm
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post #4 of 29
Prime 95 is a cooker. I would say those temps are reasonable for an air cooled cpu.
I see the same temps for 4.5 GHz, but have a watercooled system.

Curious about your bus speed - is that the xmp profile or what the asrock set.
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Many people hit walls at 4.4 or so on air.
Depends on the setup/chip, but I do agree your temps are a tad warm for your OC.

Post your OC BIOS settings.
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post #6 of 29
55-60C is a very low temp for a 2500k in Prime95. You are good up to and even over 90C but I'd try to keep it below 80C for 24/7. You still got a ton of headroom with that chip! You coming from an AMD setup?
post #7 of 29
Re-seat your processor and such and go on about proper TIM method.
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Originally Posted by B-rock View Post

Everyone is going to tell you to reseat your processor and such and go on about proper TIM method. Just as a warning..

Ditto!
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Many people hit walls at 4.4 or so on air.
Depends on the setup/chip, but I do agree your temps are a tad warm for your OC.
Post your OC BIOS settings.
4.4 walls on air? Hardly. I think you mean 4.4 walls on STOCK, which far more people would agree with. Hyper212+ is a guaranteed minimum of 4.5 while D14 can attain 4.8-5ghz OC's while staying below 75-80c on P95 blends.
OP is just overly concerned about temps at are hardly warm. As others have said keep pushing vcore and multiplier, plenty of headroom left.
He can reseat + do a proper job of TIM if he wants : /
Edited by Tippy - 11/23/11 at 5:44pm
post #10 of 29
You can definitely do 4.5GHz on a Hyper 212+. As was already said, you should reseat the HSF. You don't place a single dot, like most other applications. I pack the grooves and place 3 lines on mine.
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