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i5 2500k @ 5 GHz, Temps too high?

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I have my 2500k at 5 GHz with H80 water cooling, but the CPU temps are between 75-79c. Is that too high? Also Core Voltage is 1.50.

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Temps are fine, voltage is not good for 24/7 use though.
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those temps and voltage are waaay to high for that clock.. must be a bad overclocker.. and dont expect too much on that cooler.. it sucks..
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I have my 2500k at 5 GHz with H80 water cooling, but the CPU temps are between 75-79c. Is that too high? Also Core Voltage is 1.50.
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Depends on who you ask.

I'd say that those temps are fine if you are running a stress test.

I'd say in general, for everyday use stay below 75C but that's just my opinion.
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those temps and voltage are waaay to high for that clock.. must be a bad overclocker.. and dont expect too much on that cooler.. it sucks..

What? That is completely average for these chips. People that can do 5GHz 24/7 at 1.4v or less are considered "golden" chips. 1.45v - 1.5v is very average for 5GHz.

some chips can't even do 5GHz stable at 1.5...
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I was just being lazy and was seeing how high the Asus auto OC software would go.
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Yea, if those are gaming temps then might be a tad high. For a stress test then ok.

That voltage is needed for the average 2500k from what I've seen, what can your chip do at 4.8ghz? If its around 1.45v then that would be alot better for 24/7 use. Plus you wont notice the 200mhz in gaming or everyday tasks.
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I just manually OC'd it to 4.75 GHz @ 1.40 V and getting 63-68c running prime 95 for awhile. I am sure I can get the Core Voltage down playing with it, just started at 1.4.
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