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I5 2500k temp vs performance question

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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

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October 13, 2011 8:06:27 AM

Zero performance gain on gaming. Keep it down where you feel comfortable.
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October 13, 2011 4:12:59 PM

Why is it that much hotter? Are you auto volting?
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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?
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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.
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October 13, 2011 11:12:13 PM

Yes you will definitely be better off manually setting voltage.
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October 15, 2011 6:17:03 AM

Best answer selected by Noidis.
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