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Hello guys I have a core i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz with 1.296 max VCORE and the corsair H60 cpu cooler. How far could I oc my cpu without damaging it? How could I improve temps and my current max load temps are 71 degrees Celsius with an ambient temp of 30-32 degrees(in middle of summer)?
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post #2 of 8
You are close to your limit imo. Sandy Bridge should stay under 80C max so on full load I would say 75-77C is the limit.
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In winter the room temp goes to about 20 degrees and I assume I will have 10 less degrees load temps?
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Or is this a wrong thought
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post #5 of 8
Ambient temps have a direct affect on your PC temps.
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post #6 of 8
Is that your max temp at load like from a stress test or like from a game?

If from a stress test, you can go 85°C and even 90°C for a few seconds/minutes (without damaging your cpu)

If while gaming or photoshop or whatever, than it should stay below 70-75°C imo. (--> read, improve cooling)

I've had 1.5V on my 2600K for 5.0GHz gaming for months so you can go a bit higher on your voltage as well wink.gif


Lot's of stories on the net, but if you stay below 85°C with a max of 1.5V I think your good to go (for a stress/stabilty test that is, not 24/7, but that will be lower ofcourse with same settings)

e.g. 85°C stresstest = 60°C gaming (with my setup that was. It never went higher than 60° while playing any game of my games)
   
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post #7 of 8
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My max temps while gaming are about 60 degrees also I run prime 12 hr stable cinebench score is 7.18 and when I try to do ibt it says there is an error( I have also tried ibt stock and the same error comes out) any ideas? instability?
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post #8 of 8
IBT is a quick way to have very high temps... and CAN be used for stability, but is not recommanded. It's better to use Prime or something like that.

Look at it like this: if it's 12h stress stable, it sure as hell is 12h gaming stable... And I don't think you play games for 12h non-stop (and even if you do, it's not at proc and ram at 100%...)

So if I were you --> stay under 85°C with a max of 1.5V TO TEST your settup (stress-test) --> the result for 24/7 should be lower....

Find your happy OC (4.5GHz or 5GHz isn't gonna do ya much more in fps for games...)

And use those settings...



It can also be your RAM causing instability...
   
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
C: Crucial MX200 250GB D: Caviar Black 2TB E: Spinpoint 750GB F: Raptor 150GB (Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BD Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus PB278Q 2560x1440p 
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Logitech G11 Corsair 1kW Antec 1200 Logitech G600 
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A4 paper :D Logitech Z-5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 (2.6GHz to 3.8GHz) ASUS 780i Striker II Formula ASUS GTX 470 8Gb (4x2Gb) Dominators 1066MHz DDR2 
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C: Crucial M4 256GB D: 1x Raptor 150Gb & E: + F... ASUS DVD + DVD(RW) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS 26" 1080p 
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