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Overclocking my 2600k past 4.2ghz

post #1 of 23
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I've read up on the basic guides to overclock my CPU and just wanted some advice on the next steps to take overclocking this thing.

So far, I've just bumped up the multiplier up to 42 with no changes in voltage, just manually set the voltage to 1.25. Max temps with intel burn test are around 75 C, but are 10C cooler in any program/game.

I tried bumping up to 43 and bumping up the voltage 0.01 at a time up to 1.29, but kept getting blue screens so I stopped there.

Should I keep bumping the voltage up? or is something else holding me back? I have been reading around and know there are some bios settings that might need to be changed, but don't want to fiddle around until I know what i'm doing a little better.

System Specs:
P8Z68 V-Pro
2600K
Hyper 212+ Air Cooling
2x4 gb RipJaws X 1600 CL 8-8-8-25
XFX 6970

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post #2 of 23
are you getting vdroop?
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post #3 of 23
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How can i tell? I'm a noob to sandy bridge overclocking.
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post #4 of 23
Does it blue screen when you stress it or right when it tries to boot?
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post #5 of 23
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It boots to windows just find up til 4.4. But then will blue screen while stress testing or just after a few minutes of casual computer use.
Edited by IIVisionII - 7/21/11 at 12:30pm
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post #6 of 23
Need more volts then, when you stress your CPU the vcore which is called vdroop. How are your temps? Seems pretty high for a 212+ at <1.3vcore
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post #7 of 23
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The temps are generally max at 70 under prime blend, but about 5 degrees higher with intel burn test.


CPU-Z under idle
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/idlecpuz.jpg/

CPU-Z blending
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/loadcpuz.jpg/
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post #8 of 23
Yeah it's dropping down to 1.232 with P95, I would say keep bumping up the volts until you can keep it stable, all chips are different. My 2500k is stable 4.3 @ 1.275
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post #9 of 23
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I'll try bumping up the voltage some more. Just a bit worried about temps. I've heard safest range is below 75-80 and I'm already bumping against that point.
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post #10 of 23
Yeah, I've never used a 212+ but my n520 will keep mine <70 until about 1.375vcore and it's pretty similar to the 212+. You ever try reseating/pasting maybe? Maybe that is normal for those just seems high to me.
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AMD 1090t Asus M4A88TD-V MSI 560ti  G.Skill Ripjaws 
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Western Digital Green Cooler Master Hyper N520 Windows 7 Pro Samsung 46" 120hz LED 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
Naos Mionix 7000 Xtrac Ripper XL Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1090t Asus M4A88TD-V MSI 560ti  G.Skill Ripjaws 
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Western Digital Green Cooler Master Hyper N520 Windows 7 Pro Samsung 46" 120hz LED 
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