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Help overclocking 2500k i5

post #1 of 25
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Hey guys, I'm unsure about overclocking, some people say its as simple as setting your multiplyer to 45x (I'm going for a 4.5ghz oc) and some say you have to tweak voltages, set your ram timings / clock speeds manually etc so I'd like some clarificaton.

MSI P67a-G45
2500k i5
4gb Corsair XMS3 7-8-7-20 1600mhz.

Anything else you need to know then just ask, until then... Help? <3
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post #2 of 25
Start by bumping up your multi until you become unstable and then add voltage. pretty much all you need to do with the new sandy chips.
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Thanks for your quick reply, my final goal is 4.5 so I'll start it at about 40x.

Gotta finish building the system first though, waiting on a new psu and dvd drive
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post #4 of 25
1.3 vcore should be enough for 4.5 mhz and PLL voltage enabled.Leave the rest on auto.
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post #5 of 25
you should be able to hit between 3.8 and 4.0 on stock voltage or with a very very small increase in voltage. You should be able to hit 4.5 no problem. possibly 5.0 if you have a golden chip and proper cooling.


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post #6 of 25
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Thanks for the advice guys.

Just filled out my system.
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2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
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500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
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post #7 of 25
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Thanks for the advice guys.

Just filled out my system.
welcome to the forum, you are official now.
post #8 of 25
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Thanks for the welcome

If I have any problems I'll bump this thread.
My first build.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
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2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
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post #9 of 25
If you follow the advice in this thread, you'll miss out on the advantages off offset voltages.

You looking for a processor that sits at your OC 24/7 even when you're browsing the web and not needing it? Would you prefer it to drop down to a low and cool clock and hit the max when the processor needs it?

I currently use offset so when I game it maxes itself out. Surprisingly, not all games even do so since not all software ir cpu heavy.

If you want it to run at full blast, yeah, setting your volts and adding multi is the way to do it.
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post #10 of 25
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So how would I go about setting offset voltages?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
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My first build.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
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