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Default 05-30-2017, 20:07 | posts: 197 | Location: Ghent, Belgium

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I would recommend you get a good cooler and OC. A closed-loop water cooler is going to work very well, and it's dead-easy to install. In fact, it's easier to install than an air cooler (since there's no fan on the CPU.) I'm using one.

I live on a Greek island. It's WARM in summer. No issues keeping my 2500K cool at 4.2GHz. Sure, it might run at 65c in summer compared to 55c in winter, but that's completely fine.

Buying a cooler is the best investment you can make when using a K CPU.
I've already invested in the 150mm Noctua tower heatsink NH-D15S and tried the OC function of my MSI motherboard ( 4.0Ghz ). I just don't like the 60C Idle :/.
But, hey, thanks for the reply. I might just suck it up and OC anyway then^^.
   
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Default 05-30-2017, 21:32 | posts: 1,021

You need manual OCing. Automatic OCing is using too much voltage, meaning too high temps.

(60c idle is very high. I meant I get 65c in summer with full load, not idle.)
   
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Default 05-30-2017, 22:39 | posts: 828 | Location: Old England

Mine's been running at 4.5GHz since day 1 at 1.25v. Maximum temp depends on the game in question. GTA V is CPU based so temps hit around 65 degrees. BF4 on the other hand is more GPU based so temps hit 60 degrees. This is with a sealed Corsair H100 kit which itself is over 3 years old now.

Whilst bored a few months ago when we had several of these types of threads I done some testing and I was able to hit 4.8GHz but with a serious increase in voltage to 1.36v which is pretty average for that speed to be fair.

This is still a very capable processor for 1080p gaming. Since the Windows 10 Creators Update GTA V, BF4 and CSGO run much smoother with gaming mode enabled in each game. Also I have a G-Sync monitor.
   
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Default 05-31-2017, 12:19 | posts: 1,021

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This is still a very capable processor for 1080p gaming.
I don't think resolution is CPU dependent. In fact, the 2500K is better for 1440p and 4K, since the GPU gets most of the load there.

(I'm on 1440p, and I'm almost always GPU-limited.)
   
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Default 05-31-2017, 21:40 | posts: 9,667 | Location: Serbia, NS

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Mine's been running at 4.5GHz since day 1 at 1.25v. Maximum temp depends on the game in question. GTA V is CPU based so temps hit around 65 degrees. BF4 on the other hand is more GPU based so temps hit 60 degrees. This is with a sealed Corsair H100 kit which itself is over 3 years old now.

Whilst bored a few months ago when we had several of these types of threads I done some testing and I was able to hit 4.8GHz but with a serious increase in voltage to 1.36v which is pretty average for that speed to be fair.
1.36v isnt bad for 4.8ghz, you actually have little better chip then me. Did you try going higher? Getting to 1.4v+ maybe you should be able to hit 5ghz. I needed a 1.44v to reach that magic number.
   
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Default 06-05-2017, 21:48 | posts: 828 | Location: Old England

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I don't think resolution is CPU dependent. In fact, the 2500K is better for 1440p and 4K, since the GPU gets most of the load there.

(I'm on 1440p, and I'm almost always GPU-limited.)
That may very well be the case. I only have a 24" Acer 1080p G-Sync monitor so I can't say until I have something with a higher res.

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1.36v isnt bad for 4.8ghz, you actually have little better chip then me. Did you try going higher? Getting to 1.4v+ maybe you should be able to hit 5ghz. I needed a 1.44v to reach that magic number.
Aye. Based off what this Asus engineer has posted for similar mobo/CPU then it's fairly low!

https://hardforum.com/threads/offici...ation.1578110/

I haven't tried going higher, I was trying to play it safe. But I reckon I could hit 5GHz with a more substantial increase in voltage and cooling. My Corsair H100 won't cut it.
   
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Default 06-13-2017, 14:41 | posts: 2,742 | Location: Ibaraki, Japan

Even today 2500k isn't bad for the price it was 5 years ago... around $200.
7600k costs $40 more what 2500k did, and yet performance is barely reaching 2600k.

At this stage, only 8 cores will justify upgrade over 2500k. Looking forward for fast cores Zen 2.


   
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Default 06-14-2017, 14:53 | posts: 8,159 | Location: FLA,USA

LOL I need 1.48V to maintain 4.8Ghz with HT on. But no temps problems here so if it goes it goes.
   
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Default 06-14-2017, 16:41 | posts: 9,667 | Location: Serbia, NS

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LOL I need 1.48V to maintain 4.8Ghz with HT on. But no temps problems here so if it goes it goes.
You have nice board. It seems to have 8+4 power phase design but your chip isnt the best needing that much voltage. Im sure if you disable HT it wont need that much but still...

Luckily Sandy isnt that hot so cooling it on air is enough.
   
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Default 06-14-2017, 17:52 | posts: 8,159 | Location: FLA,USA

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You have nice board. It seems to have 8+4 power phase design but your chip isnt the best needing that much voltage. Im sure if you disable HT it wont need that much but still...

Luckily Sandy isnt that hot so cooling it on air is enough.
Yeah goodish board. Onboard optical out died on it two years ago. I'm ready for an upgrade but don't want to choose wrong. I got lucky jumping on Sandybridge and honestly don't "need" an upgrade but some of the new stuff like M.2, USB 3.1, all the new instruction sets and small form factor has me itching.

I don't want another quad core. The R5 1600 is nice for the price but only m-ITX board is by Biostar

Oh well the wait continues.
   
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