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How much OC headroom do I have?

post #1 of 6
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So I finally switched teams and got an i5 today, so far I am loving it. I want to OC but I am not sure how much head room I have with my power supply and gpu. Any way I can get a good idea? Am I safe to throw the multi up a few notches?

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post #2 of 6
You might want to be a little low on power if you want to hit something like 4.5 or 5.0 on the CPU overclock but you would be ok for a slight overclock but check your temperatures for sure. I would feel more comfortable with a 600 or 700 watt psu only because I don't like to run it past 85% for safety reasons. The higher a psu is run the more heat it will output and have possible failures. I don't know which psu you have specifically but I would recommend the higher psu if you can afford it.
 
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post #3 of 6
all depends on how you are cooling that 2500k
 
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post #4 of 6
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Stock cooling for now. I just want to throw it up to a steady 3.6-3.8 for now and then get a new psu/cooler a little later and go for 4ghz+
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post #5 of 6
I would leave it at stock untill you get another cpu cooler, but if you do overclock, keep an close eye on your temps
 
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EK DCP 4.0 pump Phobya 250mm tube reservoir EK Compression Fittings Masterkleer 3/8" ID 1/2" OD tubing CLEAR 
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Samsung 830 (128GB) Cooler Master Hyper 212X Windows 10 64bit Corsair VS550 
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post #6 of 6
You're fine with the PSU, you should be able to hit 4.0 easily on the stock cooler (just turn the turbo multi up to 40x and leave it).
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