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Do I have room to O/C with these temps?

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January 23, 2012 9:53:00 PM

My i5 2500k is currently running stock speed (3.3 - 3.7 ghz), and runs 63c - 65c under a full load and 40c - 45c idle with the stock Intel heat sink. Do I have room to safely overclock? If I don't I guess my answer would be to get an aftermarket heat sink to slap on the CPU. I would like to get a nice aftermarket CPU heat sink, but them suckers are huge! I'm not really a fan of liquid cooling, mainly since I am on a budget. Any recommendations on a heat sink and thermal paste? I have an ATX motherboard, specifically an Asus P8Z68-V LX with all ram slots occupied. Aftermarket CPU's are known to extend over empty RAM slots :( 

Thank you as always ;) 

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January 23, 2012 9:54:52 PM

Hello Kolby;

What case do you have? What make/model of RAM?
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January 23, 2012 9:56:39 PM

you don't have much room to OC and you can get even a 80mm heatsink fan and still be better than the stock.
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January 23, 2012 10:46:09 PM

esrever said:
you don't have much room to OC and you can get even a 80mm heatsink fan and still be better than the stock.

Thanks for the reply,

I'll look into the 80mm heat sink, thanks again.
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January 23, 2012 11:14:49 PM

esrever said:
you don't have much room to OC and you can get even a 80mm heatsink fan and still be better than the stock.

How bad is stock? So bad that i bolted an old core2 e6600 heatsink and got better temperatures :) 

Kolby said:
Thanks for the reply,

I'll look into the 80mm heat sink, thanks again.



If you have room, a 120mm based heatsink will be better, but for space most heatsinks with a 92mm fan based heatsinks will work as well.
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January 30, 2012 6:15:56 PM

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January 30, 2012 7:08:43 PM

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