Im going to mount a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU cooler onto my i7 2600k. What kind of temperatures will I be looking at and how far could I overclock the CPU on this particular cooler and stay well within safe temperatures? Also if anyone uses this on an i5 2500k or i7 2600k what kind of temperatures do you get with stock and overclocked speeds?
These chips overclock very well. Both my Core i5-2500K and Core i7-2600K hit ~4.4GHz, fully stable, using the stock low-profile cooler.
With a bit more effort and a better cooler, you can get anywhere in the 4.6-5.0GHz range
I just ordered the Zalman 9900Max-B (Had on sale for $65.) after reading this: http://guru3d.com/article/zalman-cnps-9900-max-review/7
Page 9 shows extended OC on the I5-750 Hard to fine reviews of coolers using the new cpus. This one does not have the Hyper 212 +, but if you know what it is very close to it will give you an Idea. Load power consomption, I5-750 approx 140 W, I7-2600K about 130 W, so should be slightly cooler and thats @ a higher freq than I5-750.
As far as core temps go, do not exceed 80 C (starts to throttle around 90 and shuts down around 98-100). Myself, I will go as high as I can without exceeding 65 c - But that's me. Waiting on the Z series MB's for an I5-2500K - don't need the i7-2600K
Added: Found this in reference to Hyper121+ - posted by berclaw99. I'd definitely recommend it. Keeps my i7 2600K at decent temps @ 4.5 ghz.
In ref to the error on idle temps, I remember this well as it was a common problem with 3rd party temp monitoring programs back in the early days of the E6xxx and Q6xxx and was primarily caused be the software using an incorrect tjmax and/or the software not set up to report a temp below a given point and it would default to an incorrect value - Infact @ idle some users where showing temps BELOW ambient - a good clue that it was incorrect. BUT I have not seen this in the past year. Also idle is kind of errleavent - it's the load temps that are important.
As to the upper end, most of the past generations of cpu are set to throttle and or shut down. If your to thottle down at 80 C, then that would be a good indication that your reading is off.