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XPS 8950 i9-12900K overclocking and cooling

XPS 8950

I have had my xps 8950 for about two weeks. For the most part it is great. I was interested in learning and trying over clocking, the liquid cooler does not control heat that well and intel overclocking benchmark indicated 100 degree C throttling pretty fast with overclocking possible just from 5.0 to 5.1. Will probably try an aftermarket cooler in the future as more effective options develop. Any suggestions?

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@bwcharb wrote:

XPS-8950 with Intel i9-12900k

I was interested in learning and trying over clocking,

Any suggestions?


Stop trying to Over-Clock.

That is a really nice Intel Processor, and does not need to be Over-Clocked. It runs great at "stock clocks" and will even Turbo-Boost itself a bit as required (ie, if given a heavy work-load).

And yes, I do actually have one in my new custom-build.

 


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An aftermarket liquid cooler radiator will need to be at least 240mm or preferably 360mm to provide significantly better cooling efficiency than the Dell stock 120mm AIO.  https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/rm510k/dell_xps_8950_240mm_aio_at_the_front/


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Probably good advice....Why would anyone want to learn something new each day about computers or how they work. Why would anyone want to enlarge graphic files to billboard size in photoshop or render 8K video any faster with an i9  processor with a lot of thermal headroom. Thanks for the advice.

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Why would anyone be trying to overclock a brand new PC with a 12gen i9? If you wanna learn about overclocking use a PC that is a couple years old and one that it doesn't matter if something goes horribly wrong. Short of putting a cooler on the outside of the case, there will not be many good options for keeping an OC CPU like that cool inside the stock dell tower. I suppose you could cut the stock tower up to give it more ventilation but that might void your warranty.  The people I know that OC do it so they can keep an older, slower PC relevant for a bit longer.

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@bwcharb wrote:

Probably good advice....Why would anyone want to learn something new each day about computers or how they work. Why would anyone want to enlarge graphic files to billboard size in photoshop or render 8K video 


Glad we agree.

Yes, please go do those things. In fact, (in my first post) I was going to suggest you just go use your nice new powerful computer.

None of that needs an Over-Clocked Intel-i9 12th-Gen processor. If fact, anyone that really does those kinds of things does so on a stable/reliable properly-clocked computer.


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- I answer questions here, but I'm not a Dell employee.
- Consider giving posts you like a "thumbs-up"
- Posting models-numbers and software versions speeds trouble-shooting.
- Click "Accept as Solution" button on any post that answers your question best.
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