i5 2500k OC Question :)

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#1 Posted by XaosII (16689 posts) -

mid-80's is the maximum considered acceptable. 87 and 88 you don't want to hit. 90+ will usually force an automatic shutdown from your motherboard.

Lower is better, of course, but 78 is alright if that is your confirmed peak.

#2 Posted by ydnarrewop (2137 posts) -

Mornin! Well, I've slightly oc'd my i5 2500k. I just kept everything auto and raised the multiplier to 38. So it's currently at 3.8 GHz. While playing Guild Wars 2 the temp has gotten up to a peak of 78 degrees. Everything is stock. Is that temp ok or is it too high? Any advice or info you guys can give would be greatly appreciated :) I've read that mid 80s is fine for temps for the i5...but I don't know..lol seems high.

#3 Posted by WiiRocks66 (3488 posts) -

Mine peaks at 60. 78 is a little too high. Is this on the stock cooler?

#4 Posted by lostrib (41315 posts) -

What are your volts? and what cooler?

#5 Posted by ydnarrewop (2137 posts) -

What are your volts? and what cooler?

lostrib
I'm using the stock cooler and the volts were set to "automatic"
#6 Posted by Cyberdot (3873 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

What are your volts? and what cooler?

ydnarrewop

I'm using the stock cooler and the volts were set to "automatic"

You really should consider a better cooler.

#7 Posted by ydnarrewop (2137 posts) -

mid-80's is the maximum considered acceptable. 87 and 88 you don't want to hit. 90+ will usually force an automatic shutdown from your motherboard.

Lower is better, of course, but 78 is alright if that is your confirmed peak.

XaosII
Ok so if I hit a max of 85 I'm still ok? I ask this because I am considering upping to 4.0 and seeing where the heat takes me :)
#8 Posted by TheProdigy619 (287 posts) -

[QUOTE="XaosII"]

mid-80's is the maximum considered acceptable. 87 and 88 you don't want to hit. 90+ will usually force an automatic shutdown from your motherboard.

Lower is better, of course, but 78 is alright if that is your confirmed peak.

ydnarrewop

Ok so if I hit a max of 85 I'm still ok? I ask this because I am considering upping to 4.0 and seeing where the heat takes me :)

dangerous game to play with such an expensive and important piece of hardware, get like a $30 aftermarket cooler if you want to go higher.

i see people recommend the coolermaster evo 212 a lot. 

#9 Posted by kraken2109 (13187 posts) -

Maybe automatic voltage is setting it too high, see if you can lower voltage.

But if you really want to overclock you should get a better cooler.

#10 Posted by BeerMage (267 posts) -

You can undervolt it. 3.8 is basically nothing since it uses turbo boost.

Or you can just buy a proper CPU cooler and toss the crappy stock fan in the garbage where it belongs.

#11 Posted by ydnarrewop (2137 posts) -
Ok settled. I'll get the Coolmaster before messing with it :) Thanks guys!
#12 Posted by lostrib (41315 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

What are your volts? and what cooler?

ydnarrewop

I'm using the stock cooler and the volts were set to "automatic"

those are too things you shouldn't do when overclocking.  At least don't keep vcore on auto, it usually is set too high

#13 Posted by ydnarrewop (2137 posts) -

[QUOTE="ydnarrewop"][QUOTE="lostrib"]

What are your volts? and what cooler?

lostrib

I'm using the stock cooler and the volts were set to "automatic"

those are too things you shouldn't do when overclocking.  At least don't keep vcore on auto, it usually is set too high

What do you think about 1.3?
#14 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4317 posts) -
Never have volts on auto.
#15 Posted by ydnarrewop (2137 posts) -
Seems 1.3 at 43 is a good starting point :)
#16 Posted by andy5510 (325 posts) -

I have the same motherboard and cpu and a hyper 212 evo, you should be able to overclock to 4.3ghz at 1.3v with cpu load temps around 60c, with 24c ambient temps, remember to update to latest bios. You may run into random bsod's even without stress testing, if so you will need to up the voltage.

#17 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
Seems 1.3 at 43 is a good starting point :)ydnarrewop
That's what I have going 4.4 @1.3 but I know I could do better. I just have a budget motherboard with a very limited BIOS. With a good motherboard, paired with a nice batch CPU, you could reach 4.3 with much lower voltage. 1.3v is the average people seem to be getting with i5-2500k at that overclock range.
#18 Posted by --Anna-- (4496 posts) -

If you're playing  GW2 I would worry more about ping-rate than oc'ing. If you're playing FarCry 3 well...that's a different story.

#19 Posted by ydnarrewop (2137 posts) -

If you're playing  GW2 I would worry more about ping-rate than oc'ing. If you're playing FarCry 3 well...that's a different story.

--Anna--
My ISP uses crazy fibre optics so I'm all set on that side :)
#20 Posted by Horgen (110462 posts) -

Maybe automatic voltage is setting it too high, see if you can lower voltage.

But if you really want to overclock you should get a better cooler.

kraken2109
And set the voltage manually.