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2500K overclocking temps

iamthadarknight

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I dont have the best CPU Cooler its a Deepcool S40 92mm (4 heatpipes) and im wondering what Temps I should not exceed.

Currently overclocked to 4.0ghz @ a max temp of 67-68c but once I go over 4.0ghz temps obviously get higher because now i have to up voltage.

at 4.2 i was hitting 72-73c max and 4.5 was well near 80. should I just stick with 4.0 till I can fund a better cooler?
 

iamthadarknight

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I'll see if we can afford it this week and I'll order one. I hate the temps being so high. It looks like a hyper 212 and can have another fan added
 

iamthadarknight

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I think I figured it out guys. For some reason in my BIOS when I overclocked to 4.0ghz my Vcore was set on auto so my voltage was reading 1.320v and my idle temps were 44-48c.

I went ahead and set my Voltage to 1.25 and my idle temps dropped to 34-36c

also my Max load temps have dropped HUGE from 68c down to 54c
 

psolord

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That's what I was about to post. Your initial temps seemed too high. The 2500k has excellent thermal behavior.

I have seen 60C on my 4.8Ghz 2500k with 95%+ cpu load during gaming benchmarks. That on a Noctua D14 however.
 

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