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Hi, I just bought a(n) sandybridge i5 2500k. My question is...
How high can I overclock this bad-boy on a stock cooler/fan?
I just wanna know what the max is. I am upgrading to either a
Noctua DH14, or a H70. Not sure yet! Be willing to give me your
suggestion! But yeah, once again. I wanna know what the max
clock speed I can get with the stock cooler. OH yeah! What's the
max TDP temp for the i5 2500k? Let me know, thanks!


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post #2 of 21
I've heard of a couple people getting 4.0 with the stock cooler, but I don't know about that. The stock cooler is crap, plain and simple.
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post #3 of 21
I got mine to 4.0GHz but the idle temp was 45C and under full load reached 85C in under a minute so I put it all the way back down to 3.5 GHz until I get a new cooler.

Edit: oops. you said tdp temp. idk that.
Edited by dragneel - 4/14/11 at 6:09am
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post #4 of 21
I cannot answer that question because every CPu is different and overclocks in a different way. So try it for Yourself. But I'm sure You can easily go for 4Ghz.

Max safe temp for 2500K is 72 degree, said by Intel :?.
Edited by sp4wners - 4/14/11 at 6:11am
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post #5 of 21
I think the Tj.Max is 98c
At least it is for the 2600K!


Edited by ACHILEE5 - 4/14/11 at 6:11am
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post #6 of 21
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Alright, Thanks! I guess I'll just settle with 3.7-3.8 for a sure temporary clock. Till then! I'll have to go and scoop up a new cooler. Any suggestions on coolers? Thanks for the quick replies by the way!
Edited by Boredumb - 4/14/11 at 6:20am
    
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post #7 of 21
For a cooler, I hear the Hyper 212+ is the best for a small budget, and then there's many that suggest the Noctua DH14. but I don't know anything about coolers so it may be best to do some research on a few different ones.
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post #8 of 21
You should very easily hit 4.0 on the stock cooler. I HIGHLY suggest you go with the Noctua over the H70. And yes, the 212+ is easily the best cooler you can buy below $50. It's very easy to install and its cooling performance is astounding. I don't even have 2 fans on mine, nor a better single fan. I'm just using the stock CM fan it came with. Throw 2 Scythes/better fans on it and that sucker will cool below ambient! (lol that part is just a joke)

(For the record, asking for rep is against OCN rules, I'd edit your post to remove that)
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 4/14/11 at 6:16am
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post #9 of 21
Actually if Your temps are below 85 You should be good with it. You'd have to ask other people with 2500K what are their temperatures, but i think below 85 degree is safe for any modern Intel CPU.

Edit: And yeas Noctua D14 is one of the best coolers on the market, but it's expensive too. If You don't have enough money just go with Hyper 212+
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Alright, Thanks for the update on the OCN rules! Didn't know.
Not on this site much unless I really need help or seeking info.
Dam, I'd be happy if I can get to 4.0 on the stock cooler, Not gonna take
my chances though, haha! Yeah, I guess I'm just going to chill on
the overclocking, and just clock it to 3.7-3.8 (I'll go to 4.0 depending on my temps
after I clock it on full load) As you can see, I went from AMD ---> Intel. I hate
seeing my temps above 65, but apparently... Intel can handle alot more heat
than AMD can... therefore, I guess that's where I'll take a risk and clock it till
it hits 75C full load.
    
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