Heatsink for overclocking a i5000k

Hello,
hey geys im new to the whole gaming pc thing so I was just wanting to know what the best heatsink would be for my i5000k?
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  1. Do you mean i5-2500k? Not sure what a i5000k is.

    Hard to go wrong with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or 212+ in terms of cost and performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
  2. cooler master 212 evo perform same as corsair h 60
  3. We have only released Intel® Core™ i5-2500K, Intel Core i5-3570K, Intel Core i7-2600K, Intel Core i7-2700K and the Intel Core i7-3930K models that have the unlocked "K" model # on them. So you may need to check your processor again to check which one it is.

    I agree with the others the Cooler Master Hyper 212 +/Evo is a hard to be cooler for its outstanding price and value..
  4. Thank you guys for the responses!! So would the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO still be ok for a 4.5 overclock or would I need something a little better?

    I’m also new to the whole overclocking thing so if anyone could give me reliable info on how to overclock the i5 2500k to 4mhz that would be awesome??!

    And one more question…. I know OC damages the life of your CPU but how long could I run it at 4 or even 4.5mhz?
  5. COLGeek said:
    Do you mean i5-2500k? Not sure what a i5000k is.

    Hard to go wrong with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or 212+ in terms of cost and performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065



    lol yes the 2500k my bad typo
  6. Go here for an OC guide. There are many factors that go into how high you can go. Key considerations are cooling/airflow and the quality of the other components you are using.

    What are the specs for the rest of your system?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide
  7. ilovegames said:
    I know OC damages the life of your CPU but how long could I run it at 4 or even 4.5mhz?

    If you can get there at stock voltage and guarantee proper cooling, probably indefinitely or at least until long after you upgrade to something else.

    If you need to bump voltages, mileage can vary substantially from one motherboard and CPU pair to the next. Anywhere from immediate failure (rare unless you overdo it massively) to indefinitely.
  8. COLGeek said:
    Go here for an OC guide. There are many factors that go into how high you can go. Key considerations are cooling/airflow and the quality of the other components you are using.

    What are the specs for the rest of your system?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide



    ASUS P8z77-v LX
    Corsair High Perform Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz2x4
    EVGA 560Ti SC
    850watt PSU
    OCZ ssd 120 G
    i5 2500K Quad Core
  9. What case?
  10. COLGeek said:
    Do you mean i5-2500k? Not sure what a i5000k is.

    Hard to go wrong with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or 212+ in terms of cost and performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


    Either Hyper 212 will be good

    ilovegames said:
    Thank you guys for the responses!! So would the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO still be ok for a 4.5 overclock or would I need something a little better?

    I’m also new to the whole overclocking thing so if anyone could give me reliable info on how to overclock the i5 2500k to 4mhz that would be awesome??!

    And one more question…. I know OC damages the life of your CPU but how long could I run it at 4 or even 4.5mhz?


    Might take it down from 10 yrs to 8 yrs....if that.
  11. COLGeek said:
    What case?

    CoolerMaster Scout
  12. I would not even try with that board IMO, it's only got a 4 + 1 + 1 power phase.
  13. With the Hyper 212 being the "base cooler" at $30ish

    Next step up would be the Hyper 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3 at $50ish .... either good for another 5-7C of cooling over the Hyper 212

    Next step up in the 80ish category would be the top industry air coolers, in order of preference
    Thermal Rankings - http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,14.html

    Phanteks PH-TC14PE - $90 - 5 year warranty, many colors available,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001

    Thermalright Silver Arrow - $87 - Extremely quiet, 0.25C behind Phanteks, copied Noc's fugly fans, 1 year warranty
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11676/cpu-tri-77/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow_SB-E_Dual_Fan_Universal_CPU_Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_2011_AM2_AM2_AM3_AM3_FM1.html?tl=g40

    Noc DH-14 - $86 1 year warranty, bad color choices, 0.50C behind Phanteks
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
  14. 4.5 MHz?, you mean GHz right...
  15. jay_nar2012 said:
    4.5 MHz?, you mean GHz right...


    yeah Ghz sorry my bad
  16. amuffin said:
    I would not even try with that board IMO, it's only got a 4 + 1 + 1 power phase.


    so you don’t think that overclocking would be a good idea because of my mobo?

    And what do you mean by 4+1+1 power phase? That’s new to me?
  17. Yeah that's a new one on me too, do tell.
  18. Eh, the power phase thing means different things to different people. In general, more phases = more stable power delivery, and therefore more stable and easier to achieve OC's.

    My own board is a 4+2 board, and I can still OC to 4.5 quite easily with my 2500K, BUT it takes a bit more voltage than normal to stay stable, as well (and a LOT more after 4.5). It's just a trade off.

    Edit: As far as the HSF goes, a 212 Evo is great for a 2500K at 4.5. It's not a hard and fast standard, but it's pretty close. Things like voltage, case airflow and ambient (room) temp have to be considered too.
  19. ilovegames said:
    And what do you mean by 4+1+1 power phase? That’s new to me?

    I'm a little curious about what motherboard manufacturers mean with their X+Y+Z phase count as well. Having the PWM chip(s) model number(s) might shed some light on that.

    One possibility would be that the extra phases provide idle/low-load power so the main PWM can be shut down to minimize switching losses while the CPU is at the lower end of its TDP range.
  20. so does the cooler master Hyper 212 plus fit a 1155 socket?

    the specs say 1156 so are the 1155 and 1156 so close is size that is doesnt matter or what?

    and being new to the whole OC thing should i even worry about that or can i ge away with the i5 2500k 3.3mHz...Playing games like BF3 and shogun 2
  21. ilovegames said:
    so does the cooler master Hyper 212 plus fit a 1155 socket?

    the specs say 1156 so are the 1155 and 1156 so close is size that is doesnt matter or what?


    Yep. Exact same mount hole dimensions for 1156 and 1155.
  22. Remember GHz.

    Yes i would fit on a LGA 1155 socket, the only difference is one pin/ contact.
  23. jay_nar2012 said:
    Remember GHz.

    Yes i would fit on a LGA 1155 socket, the only difference is one pin/ contact.


    yeah i dont know why i keep thinking that geez. thank you though i wil have more questions for you guys very soon.
  24. so about my board not working very well with OC what is the safest OC i can get away with? I’d like to hit 4 Ghz if possible
  25. DarkOutlaw said:
    Yeah that's a new one on me too, do tell.

    Think of it this way:
    Power phases are like highway lanes, the less you have, the more chance cars can get jammed in them. The cars can get jammed like traffic, because there aren't enough lanes for those cars to get to. In this case, car=clean power to the CPU, the more lanes you have the more cars you can carry, resulting in more clean power to the CPU!
  26. ilovegames said:
    so about my board not working very well with OC what is the safest OC i can get away with? I’d like to hit 4 Ghz if possible


    A better board, cheaper too, would be the Asrock z77 Extreme4. 4.0 is easy to hit, if your serious about overclocking you should set a goal of 4.4-4.5 and shoot for that. 4.0 is really only .3ghz faster than stock, and you would not notice any difference whatsoever.

    amuffin said:
    Think of it this way:
    Power phases are like highway lanes, the less you have, the more chance cars can get jammed in them. The cars can get jammed like traffic, because there aren't enough lanes for those cars to get to. In this case, car=clean power to the CPU, the more lanes you have the more cars you can carry, resulting in more clean power to the CPU!


    Thanks. I think I may do a bit more reading on this because now I am curious as to what power phase I have.
  27. Ok so I built my rig and went to turn it on and all the fans came on, the MoBo StandBy light, and the LEDs on the fans….then it shut off….does anyone know what I should do? I have tried the internet and nothing seems to work? Oh and the StandBy light on the mobo stays on after everything else shuts down…and oh yeah no MoBo beeps either?!?!?! HELP!!!
  28. Make sure your RAM is seated properly. Sometimes it may seem like they are locked in but they really are not locked in all the way. Could you post your whole system specs?
  29. ASUS P8z77-v LX
    Corsair High Perform Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz2x4
    EVGA 560Ti SC
    850watt PSU
    OCZ ssd 120 G
    i5 2500K Quad Core

    Up there somewhere.
  30. Yes your board has the funny RAM slots with only 1 clip. You need to make very sure that the RAM is seated fully. Try that and let us know.
  31. Also are you using slots A2 + B2? If re-seating the RAM does not work try using just 1 stick in the A2 slot.
  32. Try using the MemOK! also:

  33. Thank you guys! I tried all the above and nothing?! Same symptoms!! My dim sockets have 2 lockdown tabs
  34. What happened with the MemOK! test? Was the light red after it was done?
  35. Apparently Tom doesnt like me trying to edit my posts...

    From what I can tell this board has a lot of RAM related issues. Try one stick in each slot so we can rule out RAM first. Also try a different type of RAM stick too if you have some other older RAM avalible that is compatible.
  36. No MEmOK didnt work the light never comes on? and i checked my motherboard QV list and it says my ram compatible...ill check the ram slots but as this is my first build i have no other ram!
  37. ilovegames said:
    No MEmOK didnt work the light never comes on? and i checked my motherboard QV list and it says my ram compatible...ill check the ram slots but as this is my first build i have no other ram!


    Yeah I know it is a bit difficult but sometimes people have a friend or brother that they could bump parts from just for troubleshooting. You have the 24 pin and the 8 pin connected to the board right?
  38. That MemOK! not working worries me...
  39. Actually you know what, if the MemOK! button does not work and you cannot run the test then RMA the board. I am 90% sure the issue lies in the motherboards memory controller, and if we cannot even test it using the motherboard features then that right there should confirm it. If you can RMA it and get the Asrock z77 Extreme4 motherboard that would be alot better for you. Let us know what moving 1 stick of RAM around does.
  40. DarkOutlaw said:
    I am 90% sure the issue lies in the motherboards memory controller

    There is no memory controller on LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 motherboards, it is in the CPU.

    LGA775 was the last Intel socket with the memory controller and GPU interface located in the "north bridge".
  41. Possible it could be the CPU. I was really hoping to avoid that especially since the MemOK! isnt responding at all.
  42. Ok so I got it working but now how do I download windows from BIOS? Do I need to put my optical driver disk in first? Everything else is ok just cant figure out what to do next?
  43. im using windows 7 pro 64 bit but its a copy? coukld that b the reason for this?
  44. ilovegames said:
    Ok so I got it working but now how do I download windows from BIOS? Do I need to put my optical driver disk in first? Everything else is ok just cant figure out what to do next?


    What was the issue? What got it working?

    ilovegames said:
    im using windows 7 pro 64 bit but its a copy? coukld that b the reason for this?


    You put the disc in, then restart your computer. It should read the disc as a boot option if it is an exact rip of the original disc. You can double check in the bios look for your boot options.
  45. ok thak you guys for getting me this far everything seems to be working now! in bios what do i need to do to my vidoe card so my picture fits my monitor screen size?
  46. ilovegames said:
    ok thak you guys for getting me this far everything seems to be working now! in bios what do i need to do to my vidoe card so my picture fits my monitor screen size?


    If you're talking about the BIOS itself, I don't think you can.
  47. Normally it should always fit your screen in the bios.
  48. No neither the BIOS or widows fits the screen? Can I adjust this through the buttons on my monitor?
  49. ilovegames said:
    No neither the BIOS or widows fits the screen? Can I adjust this through the buttons on my monitor?


    In Windows, you should just be able to select the correct resolution by right clicking the Desktop and going to "Screen Resolution". If that's set correctly, then yes, you may need to adjust it with your monitor.

    You should probably be able to do that with the driver as well. I know that Nvidia's driver allows you to in the Nvidia Control Panel.
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