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Is this a safe 24/7 4.6ghz i5-2500k OC on my first build?

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January 4, 2012 2:55:00 PM

Is this a safe 24/7 OC? (brand new, first build)

i5-2500k OC @ 4.6Ghz w/ Hyper 212 Evo on Asrock z68 Extreme3 Gen 3 MB
I have it set to Auto Voltage, I tried doing Offset Voltage, but it always ended up at the same VCore.
Temps only get real high Max Values during the Intel Burn Test.
I have much nicer Max temps during Prime95
Once my final prime95 Test finishes after 8 hours (w/out issues hopefully)
I'll start stress testing using real world Games.

(It defintely seems like i could go for a higher OC, but 4.6 w/ the voltage mainly around 1.29 seems pretty good to me, don't feel like pushing my luck as i hope this system lasts a long time)
Oh and I can barely hear the fans, I'm digging this Corsair Carbide 400r and Hyper 212 Evo.

Anyway, let me know if the below looks good.
Intel Burn Test: Standard X 40 runs (Most of the time they were in the 50-65C range)
Core #0 61C (Max)
Core #1 71C (Max)
Core #2 73C (Max)
Core #3 66C (Max)

VCore: 1.288 - 1.312V (99% of the time it was in this range)
1.32 (Max Rounded)
Prime95 (Default Test) (2hours)
Core #0 53C (Max)
Core #1 59C (Max)
Core #2 60C (Max)
Core #3 53C (Max)

VCore: 1.31V (Max Rounded)
Prime95 (Stress Test) 2 hours and running //will let it run for 8 hours
Core #0 56C (Max)
Core #1 62C (Max)
Core #2 63C (Max)
Core #3 57C (Max)

VCore: 1.280 - 1.304V (99% of the time it was in this range)
1.31V (Max Rounded)

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January 4, 2012 4:02:48 PM

Great temps.The Vcore is excelent. Don't go higher than 1.35V.
January 4, 2012 5:47:17 PM

Your temps look fine. However, for your Intel Burn Test runs, you should choose the "Maximum" method instead. It is more demanding. And, you do not need to do 40 runs, 20 runs is more than enough.
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January 4, 2012 6:50:19 PM

40 runs at the default RAM usage is pretty good, it will stress the CPU a lot.

Setting to max RAM usage will stress the RAM a lot more, which is good to find out if it's stable too.

Temps and voltage look fine to me. I'm always one to suggest not using Auto voltage, but it seems like it's working alright for you.
January 13, 2012 11:36:00 PM

Best answer selected by Hendel.