Overclocking i5-2500k on stock voltages

By MyPCRunsMe
Aug 24, 2011
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  1. I'm not an enthusiast overclocker, so I was wondering if I can safely push my i5 2500K to 4GHz on stock voltages.
    I have an ASUS P8P67 motherboard
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    I got to around 4.3Ghz with 2600K on stock voltages. From what I've read you should manage 4Ghz no problem with stock voltages with a 2500K. With no hyperthreading the temperatures at this speed should be less than my 2600K, so it should not even be a problem with stock heatsink from Intel. Although I'd still advocate using the Asus software to monitor the cpu temps.
  3. MyPCRunsMe

    MyPCRunsMe Topic Starter

    Thanks, I feel much better now. I have a Hyper 212+ with dual fans so I think I'll be fine :)
    Andrew Young likes this.
  4. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Posts: 247

    You will just have to try. Not all CPUs are the same. You definitely will be safe taking your CPU up to 4Ghz with stock voltage. Weather or not it will be stable is another story. Just try pushing it up to 4Ghz and see what happens, if it is unstable, add some voltage until it is. Good luck :)

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