Right, one of my friends was building a PC and he'd got an i5 2500k for £90 because it was 'old stock' (or something like that), anyway he's somehow got it to 5.5Ghz at stock volts on air. Temps aren't too crazy either, 80C after 30mins prime 95.
Is this possible? He has screenshots and say's he'll get a video of it but I thought 5.5Ghz was definitely watercooling territory.
I agree with DJDeCiBeL. Its possible on air. Maybe a Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E cooler, I have seen 2500K reaching 5.5 on those coolers. But on stock voltage? No way in hell... I am pretty sure he has no stability. 80C is possible with Silver Arrow SB-E at that stock though. But would need considerably more than stock voltage.
Post a CPU-Z screenshot and we can take a look. Pretty sure he is lying or does not understand what he is doing though...