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R_Pierce

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Hello guys, Im fairly new to this whole OC'ing thing. I currently have a Cryorig R1 Ultimate air cooler on an OC'd i5-6500 (non-k). I have it set at the following (as stable temp wise as I could get without crossing 70*c package temps)

BCLK : 148
Multiplier : 32 (stock)
Vcore Voltage : 1.385

Under bench marking I get package temps a max of 67*c / stress testing (Prime95 running for an hour) I get package temps a max of 58*c

My question is, would an AIO 280mm or 360mm help at all? Or am I already flirting with max stability on this chip (at current voltages/clock)?

Thanks in advance!!
 

Tír na nÓg

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There is absolutely no need of better cooling in your case: you're well safe up to the high 80's at such voltage.
 
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R_Pierce

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High 80's package temps? Not core temps. I was reading that 70*c was the max safe temp for package temps?

Also by removing the aide panel to my case, I dropped 3-4*c alone. So I'll try repositioning my fans (more of them pulling air out instead of forcing it in)
 

Tír na nÓg

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High 80's package temps? Not core temps. I was reading that 70*c was the max safe temp for package temps?

Also by removing the aide panel to my case, I dropped 3-4*c alone. So I'll try repositioning my fans (more of them pulling air out instead of forcing it in)

That's for AMD FX processors. Intel goes all the way up to 100c before throttling.
 
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R_Pierce

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What CPU bench do you recommend? Still playing around, but using Cinebench R15 right now. And then also testing with Prime95.
 

GTXJackBauer

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I personally wouldn't go beyond 80c-85c in core temps. Once you hit the 85c-90c, you will start to degrade the chip's longevity, slowly but surely.
 
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R_Pierce

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I personally wouldn't go beyond 80c-85c in core temps. Once you hit the 85c-90c, you will start to degrade the chip's longevity, slowly but surely.

I dont have a way to monitor core temperatures (the overclocking bios for non-k breaks it) So I just monitor package temps. I think I have found a stable clock here this morning. Its a little lower than I had, but it keeps the voltage dead steady at 1.408 under 100% load. Also package temps are not cresting 63*c, so I guess that answers my question as to whether water cooling would be worth it on this particular setup/chip eh? :)
 

Tgrable

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While not needed for your setup Swiftech is doing a massive sale and has the h220x and h120x for a good deal... Think the h220x was down to 95 bucks last I checked. So if you are still interested that would be a decent way to get into water cooling with the possibility of turning it into a custom loop down the road if you wanted.
 
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R_Pierce

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While not needed for your setup Swiftech is doing a massive sale and has the h220x and h120x for a good deal... Think the h220x was down to 95 bucks last I checked. So if you are still interested that would be a decent way to get into water cooling with the possibility of turning it into a custom loop down the road if you wanted.

I have actually long since upgraded. Im currently running an i7-7700k with a Swiftech 320x2 cooler. But it will be up for sale as soon as my custom loop parts arrive from EK. :)