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Hi, I'm planning on OCing my i5 2500K soon, but I don't really have much experience with OCing.

With my Phenom II, all I did was increase the multiplier and CPU voltage til it was stable.

For SB, what variables should I be changing? My goal would be around 4.5Ghz.

And yes, I've skimmed through the guides in the sticky, but they include all these different variables that I don't really have any idea about.

So if anyone can just give me a quick and easy rundown of the steps I should take to OCing, that would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi, I'm planning on OCing my i5 2500K soon, but I don't really have much experience with OCing.

With my Phenom II, all I did was increase the multiplier and CPU voltage til it was stable.

For SB, what variables should I be changing? My goal would be around 4.5Ghz.

And yes, I've skimmed through the guides in the sticky, but they include all these different variables that I don't really have any idea about.

So if anyone can just give me a quick and easy rundown of the steps I should take to OCing, that would be greatly appreciated!
That's pretty much it, bump up the VRM frequency, adjust voltage, set LLC/PLL voltage.
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What's VRM freq and LLC/PLL?

I didn't encounter any of those when OCing my AMD chip.
post #4 of 6
This guide should help you with your questions.
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Overclocking an SB chip is just as easy as boosting the Multiplayer + voltage, that's it.
     
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Its pretty much as simple as that, assuming you have a 2500k, if not the overclock will be far lower and far harder to achieve, If your still strugling after reading the guid then try posting the board your using and see if anyone with experiance on that particular board can give you some pointers,

But in all seriousness sandy bridge is very very simple to oc. its just multi and vcore and possible a little tweaking to some other voltages if needed.
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