Solved I5 2500 Limited OC, safe? Tags: Intel Overclocking Heatsinks Intel i5 Last response: January 13, 2012 1:49 AM in Overclocking Share kazappa January 13, 2012 1:26:00 AM Hi, I'm an overclocking noobie, I have an i5 2500 (not the k version), which as I have read, has limited overclocking (3.3 to 3.8, ish?). I have this heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM Is running at 3.8 safe, or should I run somewhere in the middle, or not OC at all. I know all overclocking has risks, I'm hoping to not shorten my CPU life 'too-much'. I've really only found information on the unlocked version. Thanks for any help. More about : 2500 limited safe dish_moose a b K Overclocking January 13, 2012 1:29:41 AM Many people with that cooler go 4.3-4.5 Ghz. -Bruce m 0 l Best solution anort3 a b å Intel a c 105 K Overclocking January 13, 2012 1:34:44 AM Yeah, you are limited to 4 "bins" over stock overclocking via the turbo boost function. So you will be limited to 3.7Ghz. You would be fine 24/7 at 4.5Ghz with the Hyper 212 as stated above. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kazappa January 13, 2012 1:49:11 AM Best answer selected by kazappa. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Am i safe (OC i5 2500k 4.6 Forum Safe voltage for 4.3 Ghz OC on i5 2500k Forum I5 2500k 5.0Ghz @ 1.36v! Safe for 24/7 OC? Forum SolvedWill I be able to OC my i5 2500K from 3.3 to 4.0 with a 500W PSU? Forum Solvedi5 4670k With H80i running at high idle but fine under load. Any Explanation, And am I safe to OC? Forum SolvedIntel core i5 2500k Safe temp and fan speeds? Forum SolvedOC i5 2500K - Temps & Cores Forum Solvedburned out my cpu back to a 4 core 4130 need to know max safe oc as at limits Forum SolvedSafe overclock guide for i5 2500k with asus p8p67pro mobo Forum SolvedI5 2500 non K OC'd.. what CPU cooler? Forum SolvedFirst OC on the i5 2500k @ 4.2Ghz/1.280v Forum SolvedYet another i5 2500K OC Forum Solvedswiftech h220 and i5 2500k OC 4.6ghz Forum Solvedi5 2500k OC temps Forum SolvedOC settings for I5 2500k Forum SolvedI need to build a solid base to OC my i5 2500k Forum SolvedASUS P8P67-M + intel i5 2500k for OC 101 Forum SolvedCore i5 2500k OC problem? Forum I5 2500k at 4.3GHz Safe and stable help? Forum SolvedWhich Z77 Motherboard for OC i5 2500k below $150? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !