First Overclock with i5 2500k

Hello, i just tried my first overclock after reading a few guides arounds tomshardware forums.

im using i5 2500k cpu, ASRock z68 extreme3 gen3 mobo, CM GX 750w PSU

i set it to 4.2Ghz and ran prime95 for a few minutes but im not sure if these temps are fine or not. Can someone please verify if this is a stable OC?


http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3179/cputf.jpg

i can upload more images if needed.

Thank you!
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  1. Your temps are to high. Buy an aftermarket cooler and it will be ok after that. Don't overclock with the stock cooler.
    Buy one of these and after that you can overclock :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 30$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 35$
  2. wops forgot to mention i am using a aftermarket cooler, CM 212 EVO
  3. the temps are fine , but if you want to lower them buy a new cooler. my processor was making 95 C when stressed and nothing happend to it .. when i fixed the vcore the temp became like yours - 75-76 C , so make sure its not too high for the frequency your processor is setted right now
  4. Your Vcore looks awfully high. I have a 2500K on an Asus Z68 V-Pro board using a Corsair H50 and it's stable at 1.24V and usually doesn't go over 54c while under load with prime 95.
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