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Overclocking CPU Advice

I am looking into getting an aftermarket heatsink for my AMD A8 5600k cpu in the future. In the mean time I am wondering what a safe overclock would be. I am going to buy a new Motherboard with my next paycheck ( FM2/FM2+ Gigabyte A88x board). For the time being I have the stock heatsink, but I also have one 120mm Scythe Fan running at 3000rpm and blowing 133cfm(intake), as well as one 140mm cooler master fan for exhaust(60cfm). I was wondering with the mass amount of air flowing through the case if having an aftermarket heatsink would be a necessity or just a better piece aesthetically? I had been overclocking to 4.4GHz before my mobo crapped out on me(cheap one, not unexpected).
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    Yes would want a better cooler if OCing. What's safe will depend on your individual 5600K and how well it OCs as far as voltage needed, will need to monitor temps as you progress upwards
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Yes would want a better cooler if OCing. What's safe will depend on your individual 5600K and how well it OCs as far as voltage needed, will need to monitor temps as you progress upwards


    My temps at 4.4GHZ averaged between 40-50 degrees Celcius (under stress), what would be a good goal for temperature ?
  3. 60ish should be fine
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