Originally Posted by YannSD
Thanks for the answer! I tried doing it with the multiplier and it was easier than i thought! Made it 45x and it gave me a nice 4.4ghz OC , the only thing that worries me is my temps at full load. Idle aint a problem it sits at 38c but at 100% it goes up to 71c while the 2500k's maximum is 72.6 so this made me confirm that my next purchase would be a watercooling loop , until then i'll stay at stock even if I have a noctua ub9 se2 , just cant afford destroying the chip yet!
And thanks for saying you like my profile pic! I also like the colors, when I had a black zalman case it didnt look good, since I got this case then it looks amazing + it was on 50% deal !
Idle temps aren't much to worry about, it's the load temps, especially the stress test temps while at full load that count. 72.6c isnt the max temp for the 2500k. It's somewhere around 95c i think.
Your temps are fine, i ran Intel Burn Test (Maximum, 10 passes) on mine yesterday and the highest temp it reached was about 80c on Core #3, but it's still cold in Melbourne and room temp wasn't hot either. During the summer it'll hit around high 80's. I use a traditional cooler, large heatsink and 2 fans, but i'm wanting to put a Corsair H110 in there whenever i can.
If i run Prime95, i get lower temps however, mine is 43x with 'Normal' VCore (motherboard sets it), so that's 4.3Ghz with 1.34v when it's going full load.
I think 71c at 100% load for 4.5Ghz is pretty decent, did you set the VCore or is it set by the motherboard? What sort of stress test/method are you using to test it? Try Intel Burn Test if you haven't so we can compare results.
Nice looking OC anyway, I couldn't hit 4.5Ghz with mine, whether i OC'd it manually or the simple auto way.
edit: If the temps are too high, try manually setting the VCore one or two increments lower while keeping it stable. Otherwise your board should have a feature that automatically sets it, do a couple tests and see which is more stable and cooler.Edited by PoisonousRakija - 10/14/13 at 2:25pm