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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-20-2015, 09:09 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello,
I am going to overclock my cpu, but i'm in the need of a CPU cooler that would be good for this. Thinking about OC:ing it to something from 4.2GHz to 4.5GHz.

More specifically what i am looking for:
  • Affordable
  • Does not have to look super cool with 1000 LED:s on it
  • I guess it can be pretty big, since i have a lot of room inside my case
  • Well, it has to be able to keep the CPU stable at heavy load when overclocked.

Also, i am new to overclocking so ANY tips are appreciated.
Tell me things i should be careful of, remember to do, absolutely not do.

If people have past experience in overclocking with a similar build, please share!

Specs:
CPU: Intel i2500k @ stock speed(3.7GHz)
GPU: Asus Radeon DirectCU II
RAM: Kingston 2x4gb 1333hz DDR3
Motherboard: Asus P8P67EVO
CPU Cooler: Stock
PSU: Corsair HX750W
Case: Corsair 600T(black)
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I used a $40 H50 to OC my 2500K to 4.5GHz. Never had an issue.

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I cooled my 2500k with an older Xigamatek Dark Knight at 4.6ghz, no issues.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-20-2015, 12:07 PM
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You could probably use a Cooler Master Hyper 212 and be fine.

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I cooled my 2500k with an older Xigamatek Dark Knight at 4.6ghz, no issues.


What voltage did you have your CPU at? And also, what other settings did you change in BIOS

Specs:
CPU: Intel i2500k @ stock speed(3.7GHz)
GPU: Asus Radeon DirectCU II
RAM: Kingston 2x4gb 1333hz DDR3
Motherboard: Asus P8P67EVO
CPU Cooler: Stock
PSU: Corsair HX750W
Case: Corsair 600T(black)
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HR-02 Macho. Whichever version is cheapest. TS-140 also an option if you have >170mm headroom in your case. But usually, the HR-02 Macho will fit most cases (162mm I believe).

Or cheaper, like a Hyper 212, Dark Night, Alpenfohn Matterhorn Pure, True Spirit 120, Ninja 3.... There are a bunch of decent coolers that won't cost you a fortune and will overclock to 4.4->4.6ghz.
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What voltage did you have your CPU at? And also, what other settings did you change in BIOS

It was at 1.332v on higher loads using adaptive voltage. I just used the EZ overclock profile to set the mutiplier at 46x and the BIOS did the rest.
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For 4.2-4.4 just raise multiplier.
I am on Asus p8p67 with 4.4. For every day use all stock with eased multiplier. 4 years without any problems
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I overclocked my i5-2500k to 4.2GHz by following this video, its very informative I recommend watching it.
I use Noctua NH-D14 though any decent cooler would keep your temps balanced, the i5-2500k is an OC beast, I recommend you to get smooth copper contact base, because those direct contact heat pipes can be tricky and could trap air bubbles, so get a cooler that has smooth contact base.



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I agree... H50. That's the way to go.


If you can't knock out the bottom, tear down the sides!
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