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First time overclock

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November 18, 2012 9:42:35 PM

Hi there,

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. :) 

Many thanks,

Ollie

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November 19, 2012 2:17:20 AM

1. I would try to keep it under 75 C for long term stress testing
2. You will get thermal shutdown if it exceeds 100 C
3. I'd say about 3.8-4 ghz
4. 4.4-4.6 possibly
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November 19, 2012 2:35:48 AM

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.
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November 20, 2012 4:16:06 PM

Thanks! Will that thermal shutdown damage my system?
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November 20, 2012 4:36:26 PM

Zorkron said:
Thanks! Will that thermal shutdown damage my system?


no, it will throttle the cpu down before any dmg is done.
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