should I O/C ?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by potjevleesch, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    these are my rig specs: Intel I5 2500k @ 3,3 ghz (stock) , turbo mode enabled, stock fan 4 sticks DDR3 Gskill ripjaws cas 9 PC3 @ 667 mhz.
    do you think it's safe to enable the o/c on my MSI P67A via the mobo button ?
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Go for it, just keep an eye on temps
     
  3. Joe C

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    Intel's stock heatsinks are very poor when you O/C that i5. You should really get a third party cooler, Cooler Master makes a Hyper 212+ cooler for about $30. that works very well, or you can go water cooling for more $$$.
    That CM Hyper 212+ is a big cooler so you'll need to check the size of your case, I think you'll need at least a 7-1/2 wide case and check the relation of the memory the the cpu socket because that might interfere too. Water cooling today is an all in one set up and pre-sealed, so you'll have little worry about water leaks
     
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  4. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Overclocking a second generation Intel processor like that without good cooling system is very dangerous. I would advice you leave it at default settings.
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Machine would just shut down if the CPU overheated
     
  6. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    If the overclocking process didn't work and returning it back to its default speed can easily render the processor useless by not working again, most especially, when you have a poor cooling system.
     
  7. MrMagic

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  8. Hadron-Curious

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    Wow! You are actually begging the question. My notion is clear it can happen, most especially, under poor cooling system. I have had an experience once. I am not saying it is a common scene though.

    Let's agree to disagree. Some of the major factors which damage computer processors include poor cooling system like the heat sink not functioning properly, high voltage, etc.
     
  9. MrMagic

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    OK genius, all of the above are protected by the BIOS... like I just explained

    Way to copy what I said and try make it sound like you said it lol
     
  10. Hadron-Curious

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    Whatever! My previous posts prior to yours are clear on how a poor cooling system can affect the processor during overclocking.
     
  11. MrMagic

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    And the 2nd post in this thread, posted by myself already told OP to watch temps - my next post explained that the machine will shutdown before the CPU was damaged by overheating

    Your posts are nonsense as they do not apply to modern machines with overheat protection

    My 3rd post explained in detail how to damage a CPU, and why you are unlikely to ever do that thanks to the inbuilt protection

    So you need to learn, learn, learn, then stop talking

    If you killed a CPU, that just shows your level of knowledge is 0 when it comes to OCing, and likely was an ancient machine and a crappy stock heatsink - again, if you had a clue, you wouldn't OC a CPU with a stock heatsink, obviously you don't have a clue
     
  12. Hadron-Curious

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    All right! ZINGER! You won! I give it up to you.
     
  13. MrMagic

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    This wasn't a competition to see who would win, but to stop misinformation and scare tactics being spread, OCing is very safe and easy these days

    Guarantee if you find a 20 year old PC in the rubbish, the one part that is 99% likely to still work, is the CPU
     
  14. Hadron-Curious

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    #16 Hadron-Curious, Sep 29, 2015
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    Lol... 'These days' - as if the second generation Intel processor is new on the market. I think you are very funny. Let's keep the argument going as long as it doesn't hurt anybody.
     
  15. MrMagic

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    4 year old CPU is still very capable of OCing without worrying, my chip is 3.5 years old and still happily running at 4.8GHz with lots of extra vCore

    No I won't keep this argument going because it's pointless, you're grasping at straws to keep your side going, I'm stating undeniable facts, and experience

    /out
     
  16. sankoukai57

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    #18 sankoukai57, Sep 29, 2015
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    hi yes you can O/C your cpu , having same cpu (2500k) i got mine 4 years too , and my first mobo was a asus P8P67 first mobo out for this socket , and i overclocked my cpu one month later 4.5ghz .. now a got the MSI mobo Z77a-gd65
    ans i still on 4.5ghz stable and not h/24 , prefered have power saving mod
    Vcore is 1.32v
    add http before >> ://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/424652test.jpg
     
  17. Hadron-Curious

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    Who says you cannot overclock your processor?
     
  18. QuantumBug

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    #20 QuantumBug, Sep 29, 2015
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    I burned out a processor before, the motherboard bios had a bug and failed, processor ate too much voltage, squealed like a little piggy and died. So you're right, it can happen, regardless of what awesome new motherboard or processor technology you're using, which brings me to this...

    MrMagic

    What you said is not fair, it's not right to mock people because you think your opinion is more valid as you have an overclocked PC that has never has issues. Seems it happened to me and I'm a professional hardware technician. Accidents can happen anywhere in any form which is why we give our opinion and share our best knowledge on past experiences.

    I hope you can understand my frustration with your comment. We don't attack other members here.