I completed my first pc build last week. I went with the i5 2500k and the hyper 212+ fan and heatsink. Putting thermal paste on was my biggest concern and it looks like i did it right. Idle temps for the cpu using hwmonitor are in the mid 20s and after some good gaming sessions, they temps are in the mid to upper 30s. Highest any of the cores have ever been is 41 degrees.
I'd like to overclock the cpu to 4.3 or 4.5 ghz. What kind of temperatures should i expect by doing that? I've never done this before so I assume if your cpu cant handle a certain oc, it will shut down to protect itself, correct? If that happens, I should lower the clock speed to something that is stable. Any tips would help.
More aboutoverclocking 2500k temperature questions
Those cpus can run up to 70c (officially 73c according to an Intel rep). If you want a stable overclock, drop the ram speed to 1066 or 1333 first in manual mode before increasing the cpu fsb.