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 Best solution anort3 a b å Intel a c 105 K Overclocking January 13, 2012 1:34:44 AM Share 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kazappa January 13, 2012 1:49:11 AM Best answer selected by kazappa. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Core i5 2500 k safe 24/7 overclocking @ 4.0-4.5 GHz Forum Am i safe ( OC i5 2500 k 4.6 Forum I5 2500 k 4.5Ghz OC (Overkill?) Forum Safe voltage for 4.3 Ghz OC on i5 2500 k Forum I5 2500 k 5.0Ghz @ 1.36v! Safe for 24/7 OC ? Forum ASUS P8P67-M + intel i5 2500 k for OC 101 Forum Is This Case Airflow Good Enough For My "Quiet" Build ( i5 2500 k OC ) ? Forum I5 2500 k ASUS Sabertooth P67, need help with easy OC Forum Max save temperature core i5 2500 K OC Forum Does this look safe ? i5 3570K on a Asrock Z77 Pro4 Forum Oc i5 2500 k w/ asrock p67 extreme4 Forum SAFE OC for i5 3570k, P8Z77 V LK, gamaxx300 Forum CPU fan clicking? Forum 2500 / 2600/ 2600s / 2600k what is the difference? Forum Overlcock limited by board's ability to supply power? Forum 2500k 4.5ghz safe overclock? Forum Is overclocking the 570 safe? Forum NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS need help with overclocking Forum Is it safe to just overclock this 6950? Forum [Solved] Is This Safe? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !