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My friend *ahem* FyreBurn *ahem* wants me to take my 2500k to 5 GHz. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Would it be safe to run it 24/7 folding@home if I can get it stable and do other tasks like gaming? I know it'll probably last shorter, but this is getting replaced in like 3-4 years, so I'm gonna make the most out of this as I can.
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hmm, wow on an air setup too at that
     
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Depends on the voltage you need to get it there. Good luck with a 212+, that's all I have to say.
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Originally Posted by Osea23 View Post

My friend *ahem* FyreBurn *ahem* wants me to take my 2500k to 5 GHz. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Would it be safe to run it 24/7 folding@home if I can get it stable and do other tasks like gaming? I know it'll probably last shorter, but this is getting replaced in like 3-4 years, so I'm gonna make the most out of this as I can.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Depends on the voltage you need to get it there. Good luck with a 212+, that's all I have to say.

This is pretty much it. You'll be getting insane temps at 1.5v if you need that much for 5GHz and most chips do. 4.7GHz is usually the high end of air coolers.

Don't exceed 85C in a blend test and do NOT go over 1.52v to be on the safe side.
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Dang you guys got me scared O.O I'll try...but I guess I won't be going 24/7.
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A good chip (at 1.45V's) and watercooling = no problem. More voltages like near 1.5V's and temps at 85C... I'd advise against it.

I run my brother's i5 2500k at 4.9GHz 24/7, but load temps never get past 70C and voltage is 1.44V's.
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Well I don't think the 2500k runs awfully hot does it?
My H100 push pull can run 5ghz fine at 1.47 volts, temps hit high 60s on prime. Unless the H100 is a really good cooler, have not tried it on any other cpu so no point of reference.....
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Aslong as your Voltage and temps are in check then your good. Keep it under 1.50 which is kinda pushing it with Air considering Vdroop Comp. 1.40 is the general air safe voltage. You can run 1.45 if you want but just keep those temps under 85C. 75C and under is preferred. Depending on how much voltage and how cool the chip runs it may be possible.
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