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Picked up the following yesterday.

i5-2500K - D2 - L041B534
P8P67 Pro
Corsiar XM3 2x2GB 1600 C9

I know about the SATA port issues but I just couldn't wait another month for a new boards.

couple of questions

1) I'm currently using the stock cooler. Should I bother even risking OCing?

2) I have an old Xigmatek 1283 cooler with a thermalright backplate that i used for my old setup. Is it compatible with LGA1155?
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post #2 of 11
Replace stock cooler, anything is better than stock even when it turbos up to default 3.7GHz. Temps are more important to help a CPU run cooler and efficent.

You can easily play safe and get 4.3GHz and I'm not sure details on top of head, but if you have the retaining mount for the 1156 of the cooler, it'll work on 1155 holes.

Edit: Stupid Grammer messing me up.

Edit Again: Just looked it up and its only used for 775 socket. You could use it if you had an ASRock as they have backwards comp board but you need to get a new one.

Hypere 212+ is cheap or the Corsair A50 that was on sale for 10$ somewhere
Edited by Versa - 2/18/11 at 4:36pm
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by lanken123 View Post
Picked up the following yesterday.

i5-2500K - D2 - L041B534
P8P67 Pro
Corsiar XM3 2x2GB 1600 C9

I know about the SATA port issues but I just couldn't wait another month for a new boards.

couple of questions

1) I'm currently using the stock cooler. Should I bother even risking OCing?

2) I have an old Xigmatek 1283 cooler with a thermalright backplate that i used for my old setup. Is it compatible with LGA1155?
If your sig rig is your "old setup" then no it is not compatible. If your on a budget I would recommend the Hyper 212+. It's only $20-30 and should be good for 4.6ghz.
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post #4 of 11
I overclocked up to 4GHz on the stock cooler. But it was set manually to 100% fan.

Any 1156 cooler will work on an 1155. Or vice-versa. They have the same mounting holes.
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I see. Well I'm in no rush to overclock. stock settings is fine for now. I'll probably pick up one of those Noctua coolers later on.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Versa View Post
Temps are more important to help a CPU run cooler
I enjoyed reading this line. Keeping your temperatures low does always seem to help your CPU run cooler. I wonder why that is....


Like Versa said, you should definitely invest in an aftermarket cooler. Good air coolers are not that expensive (and even good water coolers are reasonably priced these days) and you will have a much more enjoyable and fun experience overclocking your 2500k. That CPU has soooo much potential it would be a shame that it was held back by a stock cooler.

But, even if you do stick with the stock cooler you shouldn't worry about trying some modest overclocking. I would start with a 4.2Ghz overclock if I was you and then check your temperatures. If they are still within reason, start upping the clock little by little until the temperatures get out of hand.
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Sorry, I had a derr moment
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post #9 of 11
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NCIX has them in stock even though it's been removed from their site. I was hoping to get the Gigabyte UD4 but the entire stock was immediately called back :/.

Pretty happy with this MB still, especially the blue-tooth.

btw, any info on on the batch number and how good of a ocer this one is?
Edited by lanken123 - 2/18/11 at 5:42pm
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post #10 of 11
not to hijack but i too just got the 2500k. first real attempt at oc'ing and have 4.450 and after 45min of prime95 cpu is @ 72c cooled by an h50. so far i'm real happy. oh i went with the evo over the pro
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