With the arrival of Windows 7 tommorrow, I will have finished my first build. I have a 2500k processor, which I have a couple of questions about overclocking.
1. What's the safest temperature it can run at before it dies a fiery death?
2. If this temperature is exceeded, will I recieve any warning of impending fiery death?
3. Whats the greatest overclock I can do with the stock cooler?
4. Whats the greatest overclock I can do with a cheapish cooler, say a 212+ evo?
The answers to any of these questions will be greatly appreciated.
I agree, keep it under 75. Although don't use a stock cooler. Get a Cooler Master hyper 212 plus. It's inexpensive and will do the job. I had one on my girlfriend's 2500k before I switched to closed loop liquid. Got it up to 4.4, and stayed under 75 degrees in prime 95.