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Title says it all really.

I have a new 2600k which replaced my old X4 955! I'm using a p8p67-M Pro m-atx motherboard.

Temps idle @ ~32c and loads @ ~45c for gaming/benchmarks, at stock settings and with hyperthreading enabled.

I'd like to go past 4Ghz obvioulsy, but i want to take it slowly.

What should i look out for in the bios, and what temps and voltages should i be looking for? I've heard a lot about Enabling PLL and stress testing using linx avx.

Should i just look to increase volts and multi's, or can i overclock motherboard and RAM too?

Any advice would be welcomed - i know nothing about intel. Thanks!
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No need for PLL overvoltage at 4.0. Temps ~75 or lower. Simply use multi and offset until you need to use Ã* fixed vcore
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the new SB CPU's are so easy to overclock I am surprised you are asking for help!

Just increase the multi and Vcore and that should get you past 4GHz no problem.

If you have a decent cooler then you can prolly get up to 4.5GHz on air or further.

Just dont mess with the BCLK, since it is tied in with the PCIe bus now, you cannot get it to go much higher than it already is. PCIe buses are very touchy when it comes to overclocking.
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And what sort of clocks should i be looking to get off stock voltages?
What's the maximum amouns of volts can i push through this chip?
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And what sort of clocks should i be looking to get off stock voltages?
What's the maximum amouns of volts can i push through this chip?
you could get 3.6ish no problem off the stock voltages I am sure.

Since these are based off of 32nm, they do not like really high voltages. So I would say you are safe so long as you do not pass 1.35VCore. Maybe 1.3 but I think that that is pretty low.
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And what sort of clocks should i be looking to get off stock voltages?
What's the maximum amouns of volts can i push through this chip?
Most people will say stay below 1.45v for 24/7 use if your cpu allows it can run upto 5ghz at that voltage providing temps are ok below 70c

Keep memory at stock settings until you have a stable cpu overclock

PPL overvoltage is only needed after around 4.5ghz Load line calibration (vdroop) is useful to help keep the voltage stable under load and is useful when overclocking to 4.5ghz and beyond, but it does not need a high setting until after 4.8ghz, Stay on ultra high setting for over 4.0ghz and ultra high for 4.5 and extreme for 4.8ghz

Lowering pll over voltage to 1.72v can help stability also

Stress test using prime 95 on blend test, Also download real temp to monitor cpu temperature while testing
Edited by Chewy - 5/2/11 at 11:34am
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Well i've just found out that my board has no direct voltage control - which sucks Apparently i need to overclock by proxy or something.

I did manage to use an easy-overclock setting in my bios which gave me 4.4ghz @ ~ 1.35v. Temps didn't go past 60c when running vantage.

I guess this will do for now - unless there's any other way i can overclock this board.
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Well i've just found out that my board has no direct voltage control - which sucks Apparently i need to overclock by proxy or something.

I did manage to use an easy-overclock setting in my bios which gave me 4.4ghz @ ~ 1.35v. Temps didn't go past 60c when running vantage.

I guess this will do for now - unless there's any other way i can overclock this board.
Im sure you can set offset voltage and adjust it that way ?

read here, Hope this helps

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
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Im sure you can set offset voltage and adjust it that way ?

read here, Hope this helps

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
Okay, thanks for that! At least that gives me a few options

+rep! Cheers.
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