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2500k overclocking help

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July 11, 2012 2:38:59 PM

I want to know how far I can push my i5 2500k on stock cooler and still be in okay temps.

Can I get it to 4.0 ghz on stock cooling and thermal paste?

Do I need thermal paste on a h60 I saw a video of installation and they didnt put thermal paste on it why is that?

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July 11, 2012 2:48:28 PM

The Corsair Hydro series of CPU coolers already have thermal paste pre-applied to the water block.
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July 11, 2012 5:00:26 PM

okay thank you can I oc on stock cooler 4.0 ghz???
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July 11, 2012 5:08:32 PM

mocchan said:
The Corsair Hydro series of CPU coolers already have thermal paste pre-applied to the water block.


pre-applied thermal paste sucks...so do fake water coolers...
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July 11, 2012 5:10:36 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
pre-applied thermal paste sucks...so do fake water coolers...


I would have put it more eloquently, lol, but I agree.
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July 11, 2012 5:10:37 PM

I should get arctic silver?? I am getting the h60 no matter what.
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July 11, 2012 5:13:12 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
I should get arctic silver?? I am getting the h60 no matter what.


AS5 is good yes, but there's also Arctic Cooling MX-4 that's good as well.

And a H60 is around 1C cooler on average than a Hyper 212 Evo. Is that really worth 2x the cost? Not to me it isn't.
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July 11, 2012 5:14:47 PM

My case cant fit a hyper 212 evo that is why I am getting it it fits and nothing else does
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July 11, 2012 5:19:00 PM

Oh man, that sucks. I'd just buy a new case instead of being stuck with using a H60 :lol: 
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July 11, 2012 5:27:29 PM

212 Evo of course, with AS5. My case is a full-size tower, though, so space constraints aren't a problem for me.
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July 11, 2012 5:28:49 PM

okay but the h60 will be fine for 4.8 ghz on a 2500k??
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July 11, 2012 5:30:30 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
okay but the h60 will be fine for 4.8 ghz on a 2500k??


It'll be as good as a 212 Evo, like I said, so you may struggle to get to 4.8 with it. If your room temp is good and you don't have to use a lot of voltage, it may be ok.
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July 11, 2012 5:46:25 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
pre-applied thermal paste sucks...so do fake water coolers...

I never stated my opinion about Pre-filled liquid coolers :) 

But I do agree :lol:  NH-D14 still remains my favorite cooler.
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July 11, 2012 6:08:16 PM

I only have a mid tower, and the hyper 212 fits just fine with a push/pull config so I can get that 1c the H60 has and then get 1c more than the H60 ;) 
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2fast4thetown_down said:
okay but the h60 will be fine for 4.8 ghz on a 2500k??


Doubt it, 4.7 was a bit to riskay for my tastes, but possible. 4.8 would probably require too many volts, which would produce too much heat. You would need a real water cooling loop. Not to mention most people, even ones who benchmark 5.0, only run there systems around 4.5 for 24/7 use. I only went with 4.6 because my chip doesnt like 4.5 that much. NH-D14 is a good cooler as well. I consider it 2c-4c better than the hyper 212, but I couldnt justify spending 4x as much money ><
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July 11, 2012 8:02:39 PM

hey guuys as u talking about heatsinks and stuff quick question would the hyper 212 evo or the nh d14 fit with my 4x4gb dimm sticks i have ripjaws x so heat spreder not to high?
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July 11, 2012 8:23:44 PM

Next time you should start your own thread.

Either one should fit. The difference in performance is not going to be noticable, both are very good heatsinks.
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a b K Overclocking
July 11, 2012 8:27:28 PM

kul sry about that to thought someone might say something lol just thought as u going on about them lol anyway cheers leave ya to it
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