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Overclocked i5-2500k Overheating Issue

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May 24, 2012 5:26:30 AM

I have the H50 and I have been running 1.36V with 4.5GHz overclock for about 6 months now, and it usually runs at 60-65 degrees at most. Today, it hit 95 degrees for the first time, randomly, and I had to restart my computer and undo the overclock and then wait about 15 minutes for the CPU to cooldown. It is now at around 65-75 degrees at stock speeds and voltage. What went wrong? (Should be closer to 40 right now)
May 24, 2012 5:46:40 AM

Try putting a new coat or thermal paste.
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May 24, 2012 5:49:34 AM

Opened the side of my case, wiggled the H50 tubes and it dropped back down to 50 degrees. Wtf. Would it be safe to re-overclock it now?

Edit: Closed my case it is back to 70 degrees. My case is the HAF922, I don't see a ventilation problem in sight.
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May 24, 2012 5:58:18 AM

Try it just watch the temps.I run my 2500K on air with a Zalman 9700 @4.5 and I never hit above 60C.your H50 might be defective.
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May 24, 2012 5:59:10 AM

24oz said:
Try it just watch the temps.I run my 2500K on air with a Zalman 9700 @4.5 and I never hit above 60C.your H50 might be defective.


Are the tubes supposed to be cold? Maybe my H50 did break.
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May 24, 2012 6:08:53 AM

70 is high for stock settings.I would remove it and and take a look at it.if it looks fine try putting it back in.
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May 24, 2012 6:12:21 AM

Opened up Starcraft 2 and it has gone up to 95 degrees. I think I'm going to turn my computer off and call Corsair tomorrow.
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