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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove dish_moose January 13, 2012 1:29:41 AM Many people with that cooler go 4.3-4.5 Ghz. -Bruce | Report abuse Best solution anort3 Overclocking Authority 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. | Report abuse kazappa January 13, 2012 1:49:11 AM Best answer selected by kazappa. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>I5 2500 Limited OC, safe?> Related ressources: ForumCore i5 2500 k safe 24/7 overclocking @ 4.0-4.5 GHz ForumAm i safe ( OC i5 2500 k 4.6 ForumI5 2500 k 4.5Ghz OC (Overkill?) ForumSafe voltage for 4.3 Ghz OC on i5 2500 k ForumI5 2500 k 5.0Ghz @ 1.36v! Safe for 24/7 OC ? ForumASUS P8P67-M + intel i5 2500 k for OC 101 ForumIs This Case Airflow Good Enough For My "Quiet" Build ( i5 2500 k OC ) ? ForumI5 2500 k ASUS Sabertooth P67, need help with easy OC ForumMax save temperature core i5 2500 K OC ForumDoes this look safe ? i5 3570K on a Asrock Z77 Pro4 ForumOc i5 2500 k w/ asrock p67 extreme4 ForumSAFE OC for i5 3570k, P8Z77 V LK, gamaxx300 ForumCPU fan clicking? Forum2500 / 2600/ 2600s / 2600k what is the difference? ForumOverlcock limited by board's ability to supply power? Forum2500k 4.5ghz safe overclock? ForumIs overclocking the 570 safe? ForumNVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS need help with overclocking ForumIs it safe to just overclock this 6950? Forum[Solved] Is This Safe? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !