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I've over-clocked my i5-2500K to 4Ghz with 1.20v. idle temps while the CPU is down-clocked is around 42-48 on all four cores. While stressing with Prime95 on Blend, temps reach the 80s. Is this still safe or should I go back to stock? I know I should upgrade from the stock cooler but I really can't afford much right now. I have a old Xigmatek 1283 cooler with a thermaltake LGA775 bolt-thru kit and was wondering if that would be compatible?
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post #2 of 19
While 80C temps are fine, I'm OCD and like to keep mine below 75C. So truthfully its up to you since the TJunction on these CPU's is 98C and the throttle point is 95C or so.
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post #3 of 19
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Well I'm thinking it should be safe since games won't push the CPU as much these stress testing programs. I wouldn't mind throwing my old s1283 on it if its compatible.
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post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by lanken123;12511862 
Well I'm thinking it should be safe since games won't push the CPU as much these stress testing programs. I wouldn't mind throwing my old s1283 on it if its compatible.

It should be compatible, if not you can buy a $10 mounting bracket that will make it compatible.
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Yeah, Prime95 gives me 80C temps, but even when playing games I've never seen it go above 50C. I'm in dire need of a CM Hyper 212 to bring these temps down to a decent 30C range.
    
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Viridian;12511965 
Yeah, Prime95 gives me 80C temps, but even when playing games I've never seen it go above 50C. I'm in dire need of a CM Hyper 212 to bring these temps down to a decent 30C range.

I'll sell you one for $15 + shipping. Err wait, I can't do that here lol
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750;12511982 
I'll sell you one for $15 + shipping. Err wait, I can't do that here lol

May just do that, depending on UK shipping wink.gif They're £20.99 here tongue.gif
    
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post #8 of 19
I'm sending some watercooling part to the UK from Ohio. It cost's $50 for shipping on 5lbs with insurance for $100 from USPS. Fed ex was $114-$148 for shipping:eek:

You'd be better off if you can buy it there. I'm giving a triple rad, Swiftech GTZ, and 6 fans for push/pull all for $75+$50 shipping. So he still thought it was a good deal even with the shipping.
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post #9 of 19
With how tiny and pathetic the stock Intel cooler is for the 1155 and 1156 socket CPU's, getting 4GHz with one should be a feat of strength. Dayummmm.
     
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicPie;12520000 
With how tiny and pathetic the stock Intel cooler is for the 1155 and 1156 socket CPU's, getting 4GHz with one should be a feat of strength. Dayummmm.

Not since 1155 is 32 nm lol
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