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November 26, 2011 8:37:26 PM

I have OC'ed a friends i5 2500k to 4.2ghz and running BF3 the temps seem to hover right around 70 which seems a bit high sense the cpu never seems to be running over 75% load. Just curious if this temp seems ok or there could be an airflow problem considering under 100% load the temps could be significantly higher?

i5 2500k (stock cooler) @ 4.2ghz

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November 26, 2011 9:00:18 PM

Temperature is on the higher side, you got to change the CPU cooler as the stock cooler can't handle the overclock
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November 26, 2011 9:07:58 PM

Those temps are normal, the stock hsf is only meant for stock speeds not ocing. It's just not good enough.
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November 26, 2011 9:13:07 PM

k1114 said:
Those temps are normal, the stock hsf is only meant for stock speeds not ocing. It's just not good enough.

for the time being will it be ok to continue to run at those temps?
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November 26, 2011 9:41:04 PM

Temperature is on the higher side, you got to change the CPU cooler as the stock cooler can't handle the overclock
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November 27, 2011 3:31:38 AM

Intel rates the tcase at 72.6C, if you're under that I'd say you're fine.
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November 27, 2011 3:44:13 AM

You are still in the high "safe" zone as long as the system is not pushed too much harder. I have seen temps like that at stock speed on the stock cooler.

If the temps worry you....

Something like a cheap(hard to beat for the price) Coolermaster 212+ will give you better temperatures and more confidence that even if you do load the cpu further in the future it will not overheat.

Canada
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337&vpn=RR-B10...

USA
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR-B10-212P-...
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November 27, 2011 3:50:17 AM

nukemaster said:
You are still in the high "safe" zone as long as the system is not pushed too much harder. I have seen temps like that at stock speed on the stock cooler.

If the temps worry you....

Something like a cheap(hard to beat for the price) Coolermaster 212+ will give you better temperatures and more confidence that even if you do load the cpu further in the future it will not overheat.

Canada
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337&vpn=RR-B10...

USA
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR-B10-212P-...

Thank you for the reply, this was a build I did for someone and we can't fit a 212 due to the width of the case and i have not yet found and smaller affordable cooler to fit his needs.
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November 27, 2011 5:51:52 PM

What case? I have seen some tight places where only a top down cooler worked, but as long as you have room for one of the 2 listed above, they are better then many top down coolers.

Top down cooler in a small case.(technically its fan is pulling air up, but still you get the idea)
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November 28, 2011 5:32:07 PM

Case was stated in the first post. :hello: 
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November 28, 2011 10:34:14 PM

k1114 said:
Case was stated in the first post. :hello: 

my bad. Yeah, I guess that side fan is the issue for larger heatsinks
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December 8, 2011 9:03:24 PM

I purchased a cheapie Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 heatsink+120mm fan combo and I have to leave the lid off cause its too wide, but it's worth it. With the locked i5 2500 I have it OC'd to 4.1GHz on all stock settings except the multiplier at 41x, and passed intels test utility @65-72C max which stresses even more than Prime95 by around 10C. (unfortunately I made a mistake in my purchase not buying the 2500k, but 4.1GHz is enough)

According to speedfan the core temp doesn't go any higher than 54C @ 1920x1200 set to ultra in BF3. So... use thermal paste generously :D 
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December 9, 2011 2:42:44 AM

overfocused said:
So... use thermal paste generously :D 

Too much paste and it insulates or worse, leaks into the socket. Generously is not the word that should be used.

Also if a case has good airflow, having the side off pretty much makes you lose airflow. And of course if it's a bad case then having the side off makes it better.
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December 9, 2011 3:09:52 AM

I forgot to mention to scrape the ooze off the sides of the CPU. haha. The one I used is a screw-on mount and not just a bracket so it oozes out the excess with a tight fit. Toothpicks are amazing at picking up the paste without spreading it.
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December 9, 2011 4:36:55 PM

You can cover the whole cpu without excess or having to go back and cleanup after yourself. Of course you want to have the best coverage but generous amounts of paste is not the way to do it. This is why there are so many different methods for applying paste with different types of coolers.
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January 7, 2012 6:02:25 AM

My i5 2500 is also running at about 70C when playing SWTOR and streaming using xsplit... is this something to worry about and would buying more case fans help at all?

Currently I only have 1 front fan and 1 back fan in my case.
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