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I5 2500 Limited OC, safe?

Last response: in Overclocking
January 13, 2012 1:26:00 AM


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.

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a b K Overclocking
January 13, 2012 1:29:41 AM

Many people with that cooler go 4.3-4.5 Ghz.

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a c 106 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.
January 13, 2012 1:49:11 AM

Best answer selected by kazappa.