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Should I keep this overclock or push it more?

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Hello ladies and gentlemen.

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).
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I woukd replace that cpu with an used i7 860 and yoy will have better pwrformance.that dual core is not good enough for gaming(as good as q8400)
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I woukd replace that cpu with an used i7 860 and yoy will have better pwrformance.that dual core is not good enough for gaming(as good as q8400)

Buying a new CPU is not an option, and think again when you say that the i5 650 is not good for gaming. I will keep this setup for 1 or 2 more years, when I will upgrade my entire rig.

Anyway, could anyone give me a light? Maybe I keep my current overclock for now.
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Buying a new CPU is not an option, and think again when you say that the i5 650 is not good for gaming. I will keep this setup for 1 or 2 more years, when I will upgrade my entire rig.

Anyway, could anyone give me a light? Maybe I keep my current overclock for now.

I dont think this chip could push above 4.2ghz on air
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I dont think this chip could push above 4.2ghz on air


Right now I am stress testing it at 4.1GHz @ 1.27V with max temp of 62ºC. 40 minutes on Prime95 Blend test, no errors or crashes so far. I could easily get to 4.5GHz, but then the temps would rise a lot, like 75-80ºC, and I don't want it. My only issue is that I can't have even a slight RAM overclock because I get a BSOD, I have to use it in underclock then. I tested the CPU at 4.3GHz, with my 1333MHz RAM at 1370MHz, and I got a blue screen (error 0x00000050, related to bad memory clock) soon after starting Windows. Maybe it was a voltage issue.

 

I still have to test this overclock while gaming to see at which temperature it goes.

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What fps do you get when playing games, Do you play CPU intensive games such as BF3/BF4? What GPU do you run? Are you wanting to fold? What kind of numbers do you want that cpu to crunch at that speed?
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What fps do you get when playing games, Do you play CPU intensive games such as BF3/BF4? What GPU do you run? Are you wanting to fold? What kind of numbers do you want that cpu to crunch at that speed?

 

I play Battlefield 3 (40-50 fps on high settings at 1600x900), I got a GTX 560 1GB overclocked to 990MHz Core clock, I don't want to fold, and I don't want to crunch any numbers, it's my first CPU overclock, all I want now is to gain experience and try to push it far enough while staying under the 65ºC at full load. As I said before, I still have to test this in-game, but first I will lower the Vcore as much as I can and run Prime95 for a few more hours

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I guess I am going to push it farther. Ran Battlefield 3 and Splinter Cell Blacklist for some time and the CPU never went past 55ºC at full load. I will push it to 4.5GHz and then see what temperatures I get.

 

I am using 1.27V of Vcore now, will I need a higher voltage to reach 4.5GHz? Or maybe I can keep it at a lower voltage? I am almost at stock voltage (1.25V) and the processor is still running well.


Edited by Goettens - 11/2/13 at 2:51pm
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