Originally Posted by oldmanmax
Definitely, I was just getting a little bit of buyer's nervousness... but wait, you can return a cpu after you've used it?
Depends on the store. If you bought it from a traditional store instead of online, it's much easier. In Fry's, you've got 15 days to return. If it's something like Newegg you'll have a much harder time returning anything back AND they might charge restocking fee.
Originally Posted by Peanuts4
Hey folks I have a batch L310B386 i5 4670K what do you guys think I'll be looking at for this running on air? It seems as though 4.3Ghz is the average before these heat up quite a bit or am I off?
Really depends on what you call 'stable'. If your standards are super high and you want Linpack running in OK temps then you'll have a hard time overclocking. It uses Avx which burns up the CPU like no other program... Which you will probably never use (AVX) anyways. To me the test is useless. I'd suggest Aida or Prime. Or you can be adventurous... using your most CPU intensive, real world test to figure out if it Bsods.
What you consider 'acceptable' will vary your overclock a lot.
Like I said with the other guy... if you have difficulties overclocking, ask for help and people will help you. Personally, I got 4.6ghz with Noctua D14. I don't want to go any higher.Edited by Darkwizzie - 7/17/13 at 10:01pm