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Hey guys, just wanted to know if i wanted to overclock my 2500k around 5Ghz, would a Noctua NH-D14 be sufficient or would it be too good for just an i5 CPU?
Thanks
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i dont think so, im pretty sure u need liquid for tht
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Hey guys, just wanted to know if i wanted to overclock my 2500k around 5Ghz, would a Noctua NH-D14 be sufficient or would it be too good for just an i5 CPU?
Thanks
When it comes to cooling, I personally believe there's no such thing as "too good," only "too expensive." If it fits your budget, I'd say go for it.

As far as going to 5GHz, I know nothing of Intel CPUs anymore.
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Isnt it supposed to do that on air?
     
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post #5 of 19
Some people here have 5.0+ on that cooler, it depends on the chip also and how much voltage you will have to use.
But yeah it can work.
You can check this thread to see what coolers people are using at that clock speed.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-club-105.html
Edited by Munchkinpuncher - 3/14/11 at 10:51pm
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thanks for your feedback. Thanks for the link Munchkin, it looks like alot of people have water cooling for the 5Ghz sandy bridge. I think I'm just gonna get the noctua and clock around ~4.5Ghz.
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I've got the xspc rasa kit and 2500k and hoping for 5.0
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post #8 of 19
I'm not really up to date with the 2500k. So does 5ghz actually give real world practicality? Or is it just for the ego?
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Ego, I mean 4.8GHZ is just as good, 5GHZ is all ego =P...

Like on my chip.. erm chip I had...

vc difference between 3.8 and 4.0 was 3/4 that 3.8 was to default voltages.

I think there is a nice happy range and then starts to expodentially start to rise...
Personally I like this happy range more specially after just having fried my mobo ._.
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post #10 of 19
D14 is more than capable of running your 2500k at 5Ghz, don't let anyone bull**** you.
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