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Intel i5 2400 OC temps and other questions.

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March 20, 2013 4:01:25 PM

Hi, Alright so i OC'ed my i5 2400 to 3.50ghz and ran prime95 for an hour (I know thats not long) max temp for package was 69 Celcius. My main question is, Is that a safe temp and is there room to go to maybe 3.60 or 3.70ghz?

The way i got the OC was changing multiplier to 35x and disabling the turbo boost and any power saving/lowering things.

Thank you in advance.

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March 20, 2013 4:05:34 PM

for prime 95 thats a good temp. regular uses wont get that high
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March 20, 2013 4:10:13 PM

Azn Cracker said:
for prime 95 thats a good temp. regular uses wont get that high


Alright thank you im going to be mainly playing BF3 and 3d programs.
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March 20, 2013 4:12:57 PM

Yea 4.0 isnt even that high. You will be fine. If you do 3.6 ghz, its better to just leave it at stock because you wont see any gains. Btw what's your cpu cooler?
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March 20, 2013 4:17:12 PM

If he's getting 70C out of 3.5 ghz then I'd be willing to throw a guess out there, stock cooler
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March 20, 2013 4:32:06 PM

bdiddytampa said:
If he's getting 70C out of 3.5 ghz then I'd be willing to throw a guess out there, stock cooler


Nope, I have a Cooler master Hyper N520.
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March 20, 2013 4:32:36 PM

Azn Cracker said:
Yea 4.0 isnt even that high. You will be fine. If you do 3.6 ghz, its better to just leave it at stock because you wont see any gains. Btw what's your cpu cooler?

I have a Cooler master Hyper N520. And also would i have to Up the voltage if i wanted to go to 3.7 or higher?
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March 20, 2013 4:35:23 PM

Run cpuz and see what your actual speed is and also what is your vcore. His other thread says he has a hyper n520 so 69 is high for that cooler.
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March 20, 2013 4:36:53 PM

That's much better than the stock cooler AFAIK, so temps like that seem oddly high even for stress testing. Still I wouldn't be worried about those temps.

There is room for a little more overclocking, but not much more. That's not even because of the temps, but simply because the i5-2400 doesn't have much room for overclocking because of its mostly locked multiplier.
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March 20, 2013 4:37:49 PM

Since the 2400 is not unlocked I thought 400MHz + turbo was the maximum overclock ie max 3.5GHz with 4 cores active 3.8GHz with 1 core active. Am I wrong?
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March 20, 2013 4:40:02 PM

simon12 said:
Since the 2400 is not unlocked I thought 400MHz + turbo was the maximum overclock ie max 3.5GHz with 4 cores active 3.8GHz with 1 core active. Am I wrong?


Actually, you can set its Turbo up to run around 3.8GHz or 3.9GHz even with all four cores active. You can probably get a little further with a little BLCK overclocking too, granted that won't go far.
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March 20, 2013 4:44:15 PM

k1114 said:
Run cpuz and see what your actual speed is and also what is your vcore. His other thread says he has a hyper n520 so 69 is high for that cooler.


Voltage is 1.044v and Core Speed 3510.28
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