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Hey all,

I plan to overclock my 2500K and i was wondering if i should change my current cooling with Corsair H80 . rolleyes.gif

Oh and what speed do you recommend for me.

I also heard that i must change the voltage if i overclock but i have o idea how .! i know its in the BIOS ! smile.gif
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Sounds like you have a lot of researching to do thumb.gif
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Yeah, since no one except you answered me !
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Its like a 30 year old man asking someone to tie their shoes for them. These are really simple problems with really simple solutions that can be researched very SIMPLY
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I don't think is a must to know what overclocking speeds are safe and at what voltage too.

I am new at overclocking my components as many are, and i really can't find a decent answer if i need to change my current coolers or not. I read if i overclock over 4.0 GHz and change the voltage a bit , i should use a water cooler , others say no.
That is why i came here. To get a straight answer! Also, i have no idea at what lever to set the voltage, read that 4.2 GHz must have at least 1.35 volts.
BUT i don't trust other random sites. Especially when it comes to my CPU and MoBo...
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post #6 of 9
Overclocking is something that you have to take step by step and learn on your own. You start with what clock you want you want to reach then you try to find the minimal voltage you need to make that clock stable then at that point you will learn if you want more cooling or not at that voltage. There is no "this voltage for this clock" because of the silicon lottery.

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post #7 of 9
I run my 2500k at 4.6ghz @ 1.35v 24/7 with Antec 920, small case. Ive seen 4.0 on stock cooler also to that should give you a high/low for what you can run. hope that helps.
post #8 of 9
I switched from a Scythe Ninja 3 to a custom loop and I saw small improvements in cooling. I cant remember exact numbers but it did not impress me. Not saying my temps are bad just saying the Ninja 3 did a really good job to begin with. Since from my own experience I didnt see good gains from a custom loop I am almost positive you wont see any gains from the H80. I would choose quality air cooling over closed loop systems. You should be able to achieve a good daily usage overclock with that cooler. If you ever reach the cooling potential of your katana without reaching the overclock that you want then i think that would be the time to think about a new cooler.
Edited by Namkab - 6/5/13 at 12:03am
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks guys. I will try my best to find an optimal speed without needing another cooler. oh and just tried overclocking now at 4.0 GHz, playing Merto Last Light(maxed) only got my temps around 55 C.
I don't know if that's good , but i am defiantly seeing improvements now that i overclocked my CPU.
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