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First time overclocking? is it safe?

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November 1, 2011 11:43:06 PM

ok so i have an asus p8z68-vLX motherboard...there is a setting on it to overclock..the 'fast' setting overclocked my computer to 4500 mhz.....it is an i5-2500k with liquid cooling normally at 3.3ghz. I ran prime95 for 15 minutes and my temperatures on speedfan and the mb software were about 48C for the cpu and about 28C for the MB...HOWEVER after 15 minutes on speedfan it said core 0 was 67C which i think is a bit high..i dont know anything about overclocking i just want a fast computer and not screw it up....the digital meter on the front of my case got up to 37c but im not sure what that exact temp is from

if anyone could let me know if this is ok i would appreciate it

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a b K Overclocking
November 2, 2011 1:28:18 AM

I recommend using "Core Temp" to check CPU temps as other software can give incorrect temps.

Overclocking by it's very nature has a risk because you are pushing the hardware components beyond their rated operating frequency or voltage. Increased voltage and heat are the primary concerns with overclocking. If you can keep the temps. within the normal operating temps. and use a minimal increase in voltages, then the risk is reduced but of course never totally eliminated.

Intel should list the max temp. for your CPU on the tech doc on their website.
a b K Overclocking
November 2, 2011 2:15:54 AM

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Overclocking by it's very nature has a risk because you are pushing the hardware components beyond their rated operating frequency or voltage. Increased voltage and heat are the primary concerns with overclocking. If you can keep the temps. within the normal operating temps. and use a minimal increase in voltages, then the risk is reduced but of course never totally eliminated.


I completely agree! :D 

Intel does. Here is the LINK. It says 72.6C.

Core Temp is a fine app but Real Temp has recently been updated to read the new i,k series Intel CPUs. LINK

I use chilled water cooling with my 2500k with load temps below 45C under P95. Your temps are getting a bit high for my liking but that is just me. :sol:  My Vc is 1.350 but I have seen lower, which would mean less heat.

A lot of people have used after market air to run @ 4.5GHz just fine with this CPU.
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