Solved I5 2500k temp vs performance question Tags: CPUs Performance Temperature Intel i5 Overclocking Last response: October 15, 2011 6:17 AM in Overclocking Share noidis October 13, 2011 7:00:17 AM Alright so I got my i5 oc'd to 4.5ghz, I previously had it at 4.3ghz. But looking over my temps I can't help but wonder if the extra bit of oompf is worth the temperature gain I've seen. So I'm asking for honest opinions =D Here were the temps: 4.3ghz: Idle: 26-31 degree's. Full Load: 57-62 degree's. 4.5ghz: Idle: 30-38 degree's. Full Load: 63-73 degree's. So it's a bit of a gain... I'm just wondering how much of an impact on performance I'll actually see with it... I don't plan on going any higher (Maybe one day) And my system isn't on too often (Unless I'm gaming.) I just want full performance out of it for those times when I have time to play! Any input would be grand, these temperature things always make me paranoid =S System specs: i5 2500k oc'd CM Hyper 212+ 16GB corsair vengeance 1600mhz 2x 560 ti SOC 650w PSU asus p8p67 Pro mobo windows 7 More about : 2500k temp performance question Best solution darkling October 13, 2011 8:06:27 AM Zero performance gain on gaming. Keep it down where you feel comfortable. Share Cygnus x-1 a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking October 13, 2011 4:12:59 PM Why is it that much hotter? Are you auto volting? m 0 l Related resources i5 2500k, 4.4ghz vs 4.7ghz performance - Forum Noob question Q8400 vs i5 2500k - Forum high temp i5 2500k need advice - Forum Is the i5 2500k worth overclocking for game performance? - Forum Stock i5 2500k temp w/ 212 evo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer noidis October 13, 2011 8:56:56 PM Good to know there's no performance gain. As for the voltage yes, would it lower if I manually tuned it? m 0 l k1114 a c 139 à CPUs a b K Overclocking October 13, 2011 9:47:48 PM Auto will always set higher voltage, it's always best to manually OC. Find out what the auto is setting it too and then manually set it a little lower and stability test, repeat until it becomes unstable. m 0 l Cygnus x-1 a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking October 13, 2011 11:12:13 PM Yes you will definitely be better off manually setting voltage. m 0 l noidis October 15, 2011 6:17:03 AM Best answer selected by Noidis. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI5 2500k temp problem/advice/help Forum SolvedIntel core i5 2500k Safe temp and fan speeds? Forum SolvedI5 2500k oc to 4.3 temp concern Forum Poor i5 2500k @ 4.3GHz performance? Forum SolvedIntel i5 2500k vs 3570k Forum SolvedI5 2500k 85 deg idle cpu temp? Forum Solved(R9 270x+ i5 2500k) vs (GTX 760+ fx-6300) Forum SolvedI5 2500k 4.2ghz OC to 97c Temp!!!! Forum SolvedI5 2500k Temps a little high? Forum SolvedXeon w3530 vs w3565 vs i5 2500k Forum SolvedCore i5 2500K vs GTX 780 ? Forum SolvedI5 2500k performace question Forum SolvedCore i5 2500k vs core i5 3570k Forum SolvedVery high i5 2500K temps Forum SolvedI3 3220 vs I5 2500k Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !