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Hey everyone!

So I bought myself an i5 8600k. K being unlocked for overclocking. So here's my question since I never oc'd a processor. 
The specs base clock speed is 3.6GHZ aprox 3600mhz. So since the processor doesn't come with a cooler I bough a cooler masters h212 evo. This was also my first cooler which wasn't stock so I decided to monitor temperatures.

I downloaded the CPUID HWMonitor app and took a look at my temperatures and clock speeds. Everything is fine but i noticed something. Windows' monitor and the CPUID one both show my clock speeds at 4187-4193MHZ. The specs turbo are 4.3GHz.

So , I was wondering how come my base clock is 3.6GHz , the actual one while watching yt and playing some games is like 4.1GHz and turbo is 4.3GHz? To  my understanding Turbo is their certified safe OC ammount. I don't plan on OCing it. 
Will the processor basically up it's clock speed while not under heavy use and at low temperatures?

 

Thanks!

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3 minutes ago, Kingslayer13 said:

Hey everyone!

So I bought myself an i5 8600k. K being unlocked for overclocking. So here's my question since I never oc'd a processor. 
The specs base clock speed is 3.6GHZ aprox 3600mhz. So since the processor doesn't come with a cooler I bough a cooler masters h212 evo. This was also my first cooler which wasn't stock so I decided to monitor temperatures.

I downloaded the CPUID HWMonitor app and took a look at my temperatures and clock speeds. Everything is fine but i noticed something. Windows' monitor and the CPUID one both show my clock speeds at 4187-4193MHZ. The specs turbo are 4.3GHz.

So , I was wondering how come my base clock is 3.6GHz , the actual one while watching yt and playing some games is like 4.1GHz and turbo is 4.3GHz? To  my understanding Turbo is their certified safe OC ammount. I don't plan on OCing it. 
Will the processor basically up it's clock speed while not under heavy use and at low temperatures?

 

Thanks!

Dont worry your fine

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The clock speed may vary depending on what you are doing but nothing significant will happen. Also I do not use task manager as it says my CPU is running at over 5Ghz which it isn't.


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You should enable all cores turbo through BIOS though, otherwise when all 6 cores are in full usage your frequency will be 4ghz rather than 4.3ghz

 

Your cooling is not for great overclocks, it's true but I'd still try to run it at 4.5ghz


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7 minutes ago, Kingslayer13 said:

Hey everyone!

So I bought myself an i5 8600k. K being unlocked for overclocking. So here's my question since I never oc'd a processor. 
The specs base clock speed is 3.6GHZ aprox 3600mhz. So since the processor doesn't come with a cooler I bough a cooler masters h212 evo. This was also my first cooler which wasn't stock so I decided to monitor temperatures.

I downloaded the CPUID HWMonitor app and took a look at my temperatures and clock speeds. Everything is fine but i noticed something. Windows' monitor and the CPUID one both show my clock speeds at 4187-4193MHZ. The specs turbo are 4.3GHz.

So , I was wondering how come my base clock is 3.6GHz , the actual one while watching yt and playing some games is like 4.1GHz and turbo is 4.3GHz? To  my understanding Turbo is their certified safe OC ammount. I don't plan on OCing it. 
Will the processor basically up it's clock speed while not under heavy use and at low temperatures?

 

Thanks!

The processor will boost up to 4.3Ghz when facing tougher workloads, i.e. gaming and video encoding, this is providing it does not hit its thermal or power limit, in which the processor will throttle back (Unlikely as you are not overclocking). This is expected behaviour, so is nothing to worry about. I will also second not using task man as a monitoring tool.

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22 minutes ago, Kingslayer13 said:

h212 evo

Not a good choice

 

The frequency will boost at loads. However the frequency will change randomly. Also if you don't want to OC the CPU then you may consider undervolt it.


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Don't use task manager. Get HWMonitor or some other 3rd party software as it is 9 times out of 10 more accurate. Even just some OCing software.


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Use HWinfo to check your CPU frequency, voltage and temperature.

OCing shouldn't be that hard. Just change multiplier in BIOS to 50 and set 1,3V on CPU ... see if that works. If not, try to lower CPU ratio or increase your CPU voltage.

 

i5 8600k should be able to get to 5GHz. Just not 100% sure your cooler will be able to take care of all that heat.


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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

First of all , thanks everyone for the answers!

 

I got this cooler cause i was basically out of money after buying the mobo and processor. I don't feel like I need to OC since even the games Im playing arent that CPU demanding. 
So why is the cooler not good if i use default factory settings on my mobo and processor? Is there a chance of overheating or something? Thanks in advance!

 

Edit: Never OC'd a cpu before so, advantages / uses of undervolting the cpu?

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