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Should I overclock the turbo boost on the i5-2500k or the idle cpu itself?

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Hi, I have a question about overclocking the i5-2500k. My motherboard gives me the option to overclock what the maximum turbo boost Ghz will be or to overclock the cpu itself. Which option would be better? Does it matter?
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Originally Posted by Mikusboi View Post
Hi, I have a question about overclocking the i5-2500k. My motherboard gives me the option to overclock what the maximum turbo boost Ghz will be or to overclock the cpu itself. Which option would be better? Does it matter?
I would recommend just by bumping up the multiplayer and voltage, it's really easy
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WD 500 GB 7200RPM 32 Mbit Samsung I think. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit BenQ 27" LCD M2700HD (1920 x 1080) 
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I'd trust manually OC'ing the CPU myself and switching turbo boost off.

I'm not sure exactly what you would gain from OC'ing to turbo boost, I mean it will activate turbo boost on its own anyway when it needs it, no need to run it flat out all the time if you wont gain anything from it...
    
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Hmm, I tried manually overclocking but it's not working. I'm pretty new the overclocking so I probably didn't do something right. But anyways, I turned off Turbo boost then I changed my CPU ratio from 37 to 40 on "Fixed" setting. I then changed the CPU Vcore to 1.34. I ran Intel's Burn Test and it wouldn't go past 3.3 GHz.
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Or actually from 33 to 40.
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