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i5-2500k EASY 4.5GHz

post #1 of 10
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I didn't even slowly overclock this thing higher and higher, haven't tried to go above 4.5GHz, but I'm getting great results when I threw it at 4.5 right off of the bat. Been running Prime95 for 2 hours and no problems.


This is with a Hyper212 with only one fan on it right now (I just built the system and my other fans ship in on monday)

From previously having ATI/AMD setups, I must say I'm highly impressed.

I got this i5 on ebay for $180 new

It's 79 degrees farenheit in my bedroom right now because I don't have the swamp cooler ready yet (Next weekend lol)




edit: new screenshot posted
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nice job.... try and keep record of your temps in C so it's easier to communicate with everyone else.

Keep pushing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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nice job.... try and keep record of your temps in C so it's easier to communicate with everyone else.

Keep pushing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Haha, I might.

I'm just new to overclocking and I don't wanna ruin it.
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4.5 JigaHertz on these babies rock! If you don't wanna try OC'ing it, you could play around and try lowering voltages.

Good luck, and have fun!
 
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Yup, 4.5GHz is pretty much the sweet spot on these 2500k's. It's what I keep it at 24/7, no real need for any higher imo.

I've OC'd up past 5GHz, but then it gets harder for stability, that's when ya gotta fine tune things here and there. It's fine for a validation or a benchmark or 2, but not necessary.
post #6 of 10
Im so getting one if BD doesnt knock my socks off! Is that on stock volts?
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Im so getting one if BD doesnt knock my socks off! Is that on stock volts?
No, volts are in the screenshot, but it's not using that many volts.
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post #8 of 10
whats your settings on in the bios? or were you just using the asus suite? sorry confused.
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post #9 of 10
I say set the vcore to 1.38vv and see if you can do a 50x multi, then try prime blend for an hour. If it doens't do 1.38v you might need 1.45v

or you can find your max multi
post #10 of 10
If i where you i would do some better testing lol..

3 minutes of prime 95??
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