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New Overclocker. Does my UEFI look correct for Corei5 2500k? Please help!

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Hello All!

I just purchased, built and am now OCing my Core i5 2500k Using a MSI P67A-GD65 mobo with current 1.B. I bought the MSI board because of the OC Genie II which I thought would give me a good OC with the push of a button (Since I am veryyyy new to overclocking). However, when I used OC Genie I noticed that the core voltage seemed way to high for the somewhat mild overclock that it gave me (4.2ghz with 1.392 volts). So I then ultimately decided to turn off the OC genie and do the same mild overclock myself trying to use a MUCH lower voltage rating. I am now stable at 4.2ghz @ 1.210 but still seems like it could be lower. Does this seem like a normal setup or is the core still seem to high? Also is my UEFI setup correct for my OC? Or is there something I am doing wrong? Please help me as I am a complete Noob at overclocking and need some expert help. Thank you in advance!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/img3091b.jpg/


Everything the same settings except the CPU ratio is set to (42) and CPU core voltage is at (1.210)

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/img3093c.jpg/


Does this look correct?
Edited by Desi83 - 6/9/11 at 2:46pm
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Anyone? I posted here before anywhere else because of all the helpful responses Ive been reading in your threads. Can someone let me know if it would be better to leave the CPU core voltage to auto?

Leaving it on Auto was running fine and noticed it drop to about 1.0 when idle in CPUZ, when gaming would jump and stay at 1.288 volts. Would it be better set it in the UEFI to a constant 1.210. Doing so doesn't drop the voltage when idle, but is lower when gaming and doesn't produce as much heat.

Please people, give me a little assistance. I have no idea what Im doing when it comes to overclocking and only tried to research to get some correct settings from the links Ive found on this website.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Stable is stable...if it works right at 1.21, leave it there. Did you stress test it though? I'd recommend a minimum of 3 hrs with Prime95 to be on the safe side
    
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Stable is stable...if it works right at 1.21, leave it there. Did you stress test it though? I'd recommend a minimum of 3 hrs with Prime95 to be on the safe side
I recommend more than that, at least 8 hours...Best way is to do it overnight (make sure you check your temperatures before going to bed)
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Thank you! I didnt have Prime 95 available at my house last night. All ill say is "Cricket Broadband"

I will DL it at work today and test it tonight at home. My stress testing was first running benchmarks in Mafia 2, and Crysis for multiple runs. Then played Witcher 2 for 3 hours or so. Then when I went to bed, I had a large transfer of files which I set up which ran for another 3 hours or so, and set the PC to shut down afterward.

Do you think it might be better to leave the Core Voltage on Auto? Even though it bumps the core up to 1.288 stressing all cores, would it be better to have it wind down at idle and bump up that much for gaming? Thinking it might be a safer bet for stability? Although Ive never seen an Overclocker run voltages on auto.

Temps should be great. Always idles around 26-30 or so and stress at 39-45 after playing a CPU intensive game for multiple hours. Have it in a climate control home in a NZXT Phantom with Dual Top 200mm exhaust, side 200mm and 2X120mm intake, with Antec Khuler 620 on CPU. But I know Prime will stress the crap out of it.

What do you guys think?
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