Last night I overclocked my i5 650 from the stock 3.2GHz to 4.1GHz, cooled by a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Did a 30 minute stress test, no errors happened. Right now I am doing a Blend stress test on Prime95. 3 hours gone, got no errors or crashes, the overclock seems to be stable. The processor is at 4.1GHz @ 1.30V, maxing at 62ºC with a 26-28ºC room temperature.
Assuming this overclock is stable, I now ask: should I keep it (because of the temperature) and try to lower the VCore, or push it more? Summer is just around the corner, this will make it a little too hot even at this speed and I don't want it over 65ºC at full load or when gaming, but when my room temp reaches the 30s, I turn on the air conditioner at 22-24ºC.
Will the air conditioner be able to keep the CPU at safe temperatures even on summer? I was thinking to get a Corsair H100i, but I got my Hyper 212 Evo recently and wouldn't be able to sell it. So I'm stuck on air cooling for a while, like, until my next build (1-2 years).