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are most i5 2500k getting up to 5ghz nowadays? not very familiar with sandy bridge
post #2 of 13
Most overclock somewhere between 4.5GHz and 5GHz.

I'd say the majority of people are around 4.7GHz to 4.8GHz.
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Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
Most overclock somewhere between 4.5GHz and 5GHz.
This.

Mine won't do 5.0GHz stable with safe voltages. 4.9 it will though.
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post #4 of 13
thats beastly.. I think it's about time I switch my 9650 out for something better. I said I'd wait for 32nm.. or now should I wait for ivy. haha!

only thing I really see that i "need" would be audio/video encoding speed increases, as well as a few other video related things. I can really see a i7-2600k doing well there
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post #5 of 13
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oh boy oh boy....I just purchase me a sandy! OOOOOOOH SANDY OOOOOOH SANDY lol Amazon had the p8p67 b3 up for like 30 minutes snatched it up when there was only 10 left and just purchased an i5 2500k from a fellow member here.
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oh boy oh boy....I just purchase me a sandy! OOOOOOOH SANDY OOOOOOH SANDY lol Amazon had the p8p67 b3 up for like 30 minutes snatched it up when there was only 10 left and just purchased an i5 2500k from a fellow member here.
Nice!
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post #7 of 13
But doesn't it mainly depends on the chip itself and the type of cooler you have?
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post #8 of 13
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But doesn't it mainly depends on the chip itself and the type of cooler you have?
Yup, that's why I gave a range.
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post #9 of 13
So will all of them will do 4Ghz? or is it like the e8400 where people "said" they could all do 4Ghz or even the P2 965 -_- ...
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post #10 of 13
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So will all of them will do 4Ghz? or is it like the e8400 where people "said" they could all do 4Ghz or even the P2 965 -_- ...
If a 2500K won't hit 4GHz, something is wrong with it.
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