Cooling the SB 2500k.and 2600k. Tags: CPUs Overclocking Cooling Last response: January 28, 2011 2:41 AM in CPUs Share therightstuff January 28, 2011 1:55:06 AM Thanks to a member here I now know for sure that the cpu will be a 2500k or 2600k. I am going to overclock probably around 4gHz or so. Would I need a cooler fro it or would the stock cooler be ok. More about : cooling 2500k 2600k bearclaw99 a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 28, 2011 2:09:31 AM I would advise against using the stock cooler although it may be possible to use it at 4 ghz. My i7 2600K is running fine @ 4.5 ghz on a $30 Cooler Master Hyper 212+ cooler Intel is still packaging the same junk HSFs that they have been for years m 0 l Haserath a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 28, 2011 2:19:04 AM I believe the stock cooler will be able to handle 4ghz just fine. This will most likely still be at stock voltages, since it's only about a 20% overclock from stock. Plus the guy at anandtech got to 4.4ghz on the stock cooler. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev... So you should be able to save a few bucks just by keeping the stock cooler. m 0 l Related resources SB 2600K and cooling - Forum I7 2600k SB Question.. - Forum Help With Multimedia/Gaming Build!! $2500 Budget- SB 2600K - Forum SB 2600K over the 2500K. Is it worth it? - Forum Overclocking I7 2600k 4.3GHz Need better liquid cooling - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Leaps-from-Shadows a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 28, 2011 2:25:47 AM If you have to increase the voltage with your overclock, your CPU will likely throttle itself downward due to excessive heat with the stock cooler. I second bearclaw's recommendation of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus for $30. m 0 l surda January 28, 2011 2:37:12 AM to be on the safe side, custom cooler would be recommended since you want to go 4ghz and above. m 0 l therightstuff January 28, 2011 2:41:19 AM Thanks as always. My biggest concern was a custom cooler for a NXZT Phantom case. I have read some won't fit. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Problem with integrated graphics on SB 2600k Forum Planning on auto oc'ing sb i7 2600k Forum SB 2600k build- Need part list & input Forum SolvedI7 2600k advice on powersupply & cooling Forum SolvedI7 2600k advice on powersupply & cooling Forum SolvedCooling System for i7 2600k? Forum SolvedNeed Help on Choosing Fans for 2600k OC Liquid Cooled Forum Do I need a different cooling system for an intel core i7 2600k? Forum Water cooling gtx 480 lightning sli plus 2600k Forum I7 2600K water cooling temp questions? Forum Core i7 2600k overclocking temperature with water cooling ? Forum Best cooling for oc'ed core i7 2600k? Forum I7 2600k Cooling question Forum Liquid cooling my I7 2600k cpu Forum Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 with I7 2600k Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !