Help with overclocking a I5 2500K

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  1. kargar

    kargar Member

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    Hey I recently built a new system and want to overclock my I5 2500K to 4.5Ghz which I hear is easily doable but im new to overclocking and need some help getting started. I have tried looking up how to guides but its a heap of new info and any help would be greatly appreciated. system specs are as follows

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R Z68 4DDR3 RAID GLAN PCIE16 SATA3 USB3 ATX HDMI
    Crucial RealSSD C400 128G SATA3 M4 Series
    Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

    Would anyone be able to link me a guide or mind lending a hand with this at all please?.
     
  2. Ninja_Harbinger

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    a quick google never hurts... but anyways, heres one: LINK!!!! :D

    ps, you can even click the little emoticon :p
     
  3. radeon_freak

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    Clock ratio - 45x
    BCLK/DMI/PEG - Disabled
    Extreme Memory Profile - Disabled
    Mem Multi - 16.00
    Internal Graphics Clock - Auto

    Advanced CPU
    PWM Freq - Auto
    CPU Over Current Prot - Auto
    Internal CPU PLL Over - Auto
    Real Time Ratio - Enabled
    CPU Cores Enabled - ALL
    C1E - Enabled
    C3/C6 - Disabled
    CPU Thermal Monitor - Enabled
    EIST - Disabled
    Bi Direct - Auto

    Volts
    Multi Step Load Line - Level 4
    Vcore - 1.33
    QPI/VTT - 1.050
    System Agent - 0.920
    Graphics - 1.060
    CPU PLL - 1.800
    DRAM - 1.50
    Rest Auto settings.

    You might need higher or lower vcore depending on your chip.

    Theres also a few great guides on the net. Goole is your best friend.

    Remember to stress test and watch your temps. Goodluck!
     
  4. Ninja_Harbinger

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    don't you have to disable that? I certainly did with my sig rig, although it is AMD but you're supposed to disable all C States while overclocking, am I right?
     
  5. radeon_freak

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    Never had any issues here. Fine to leave C1 enabled, maybe your thinking of EIST?
     
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    ohh yeah, speed step, thats it.... thanks for the info :thumbup:
     
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    Hey thx I tried looking on Google but I could only find sites who gave me numbers but didn't really explain about what I was doing and what to look for. I did the overclock and was wondering what is the maximum temp I want to be looking out for. I did a torture test with prime95 and highest temp I saw was 65c for 1 of the cores but mostly they are sitting around 58-61c this was after about 11min of testing.
     
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    At what Clock? thats a pretty good max temp if your already running on 4.5ghz
     
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    Anything 65c and below is fine. 70c> is to hot.

    Stress test for a while and if it passes a few hours, start to lower your vcore until it fails. You're CPU might not need that much vcore for 4.5. Once it fails, bump it back up a notch or two then test again for stability and to be in the safe side.
     
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