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August 13, 2012 12:29:29 PM

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?
August 13, 2012 3:28:48 PM

cooler master 212 evo perform same as corsair h 60
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August 13, 2012 3:55:22 PM

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..
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August 13, 2012 4:16:07 PM

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?
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August 13, 2012 4:25:01 PM

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...
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August 13, 2012 4:33:52 PM

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.
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August 13, 2012 4:48:03 PM

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...



ASUS P8z77-v LX
Corsair High Perform Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz2x4
EVGA 560Ti SC
850watt PSU
OCZ ssd 120 G
i5 2500K Quad Core
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August 13, 2012 4:49:56 PM

What case?
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August 13, 2012 4:59:06 PM

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=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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.
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August 13, 2012 6:48:05 PM

COLGeek said:
What case?

CoolerMaster Scout
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August 13, 2012 7:00:32 PM

I would not even try with that board IMO, it's only got a 4 + 1 + 1 power phase.
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August 13, 2012 7:03:04 PM

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...

Phanteks PH-TC14PE - $90 - 5 year warranty, many colors available,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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/Ther...

Noc DH-14 - $86 1 year warranty, bad color choices, 0.50C behind Phanteks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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August 13, 2012 7:04:22 PM

4.5 MHz?, you mean GHz right...
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August 13, 2012 7:25:18 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
4.5 MHz?, you mean GHz right...


yeah Ghz sorry my bad
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August 13, 2012 7:28:00 PM

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?
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August 13, 2012 7:44:53 PM

Yeah that's a new one on me too, do tell.
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August 13, 2012 7:57:23 PM

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.
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August 13, 2012 11:16:44 PM

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.
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August 16, 2012 2:01:11 AM

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
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August 16, 2012 2:02:28 AM

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.
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August 16, 2012 2:04:31 AM

Remember GHz.

Yes i would fit on a LGA 1155 socket, the only difference is one pin/ contact.
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August 16, 2012 2:10:38 AM

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.
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August 16, 2012 2:51:42 AM

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
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August 16, 2012 4:05:00 AM

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!
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August 16, 2012 1:07:18 PM

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.
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August 17, 2012 7:07:18 AM

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!!!
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August 17, 2012 12:49:08 PM

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?
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August 17, 2012 12:50:09 PM

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.
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August 17, 2012 12:58:27 PM

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.
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August 17, 2012 1:02:28 PM

Also are you using slots A2 + B2? If re-seating the RAM does not work try using just 1 stick in the A2 slot.
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August 17, 2012 1:17:57 PM

Try using the MemOK! also:

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August 17, 2012 1:49:36 PM

Thank you guys! I tried all the above and nothing?! Same symptoms!! My dim sockets have 2 lockdown tabs
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August 17, 2012 1:56:20 PM

What happened with the MemOK! test? Was the light red after it was done?
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August 17, 2012 1:58:23 PM

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.
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August 17, 2012 2:02:50 PM

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!
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August 17, 2012 2:15:24 PM

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?
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August 17, 2012 2:19:25 PM

That MemOK! not working worries me...
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August 17, 2012 2:26:58 PM

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.
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August 17, 2012 2:38:32 PM

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".
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August 17, 2012 4:10:28 PM

Possible it could be the CPU. I was really hoping to avoid that especially since the MemOK! isnt responding at all.
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August 18, 2012 9:38:57 PM

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?
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August 18, 2012 9:39:43 PM

im using windows 7 pro 64 bit but its a copy? coukld that b the reason for this?
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August 19, 2012 4:30:05 PM

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.

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August 20, 2012 8:13:27 PM

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?
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August 20, 2012 8:14:44 PM

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.
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August 20, 2012 8:20:28 PM

Normally it should always fit your screen in the bios.
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August 20, 2012 8:22:43 PM

No neither the BIOS or widows fits the screen? Can I adjust this through the buttons on my monitor?
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August 20, 2012 8:33:08 PM

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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