Hey, /g/, will this i5 2500k still be good to go for a 4Ghz clock despite the seemingly massive amount of scratchs on the heat spreader? Or will this actually ruin heat transfer and make overclockin pretty much impossible if I want reasonable temps?
it is fine, if you're worried about it that much you'd be lapping it anyways. just put artic silver 5 on and be done with it. I swear to god you people on here these days are fucking retarded babies
>arctic silver 5
Try Arctic Formula 7 Nano Diamond
arctic silver 5 hahahahahahahaha (2 years later) hahahahahahahahahaha
Find the name of the metal used for the surface with scratches.
Buy polishing kit for said material.
>but no money
Ignore scratches and use it anyway, who the fuck cares about 3 or 4 degrees more.
I have a 2500K in my rig OC'd to 4.4Ghz right now, with a decent air cooler and its stable at around 38 degress. The 2500K is still one of the best CPUs to overclock! Just make sure you've got a nice layer of paste on it!!!