Originally Posted by pent
Uh hello everyone. I Think my i5 2500k chip is a really bad one and im considering selling it.......all the posts iv seen people seem to get way lower voltages than me
4.4 GHZ @ 1.300 Prime BSOD after 10 mins
4.4 GHZ @ 1.310 Stable (What im running right now) 63 C in prime95
Stable in Prime 95 Large FFT's for 1 hour and Intel Burn test MAXIMUM 5 Passes and All games and 3D mark vantage. Lookin good for now. Im gonna be so pist if 1.31 isnt stable @ 4.4 GHZ.......well break me the news is my chip bad or good? or medium?
4.8 GHZ i had no boot
4.6 GHZ @ 1.39 was stable but i didn't wanna feed that much Vcore....
So does my chip suck? Where does it rank compare to golden chips.....and should i return it?
Load temps in 60's with prime 95 And using a ASUS P8Z68-VPRO Mobo. Do i need to edit some mobo settings? i customized them alot for a good OC.......kinda disappointing OC right now. Also i think i messed up my Win7 install because it was booting so slow. So i reformatted and its running fine now......I hope i didnt damage the chip. The max Vcore i fed was 1.39 so i don't think i fried and or damaged it.......I think im being paranoid........3D mark vantage Ran higher at 427 more 3d Marks. So i know the CPU is doing better. I Reformatted and it seems good the speed. Recently updated to 0606 BIOS. Anything up with this ASUS P8Z68-V PRO....
PLL Overvoltage is off because it causes a sleep problem with the current Mobo.
DRAM Manual @ 1.50 9-9-9-24 Stock CORSAIR VENGENCE 1600 MHZ DDR3
VCCIO @ 1.062 auto
PCH @ 1.056 auto
CPU Spread spectrum disabled
CPU Current capability 110 %
Duty Control T-probe.
Phase control: Optimized
VRM Frequency: Manual @ 350
BCLK @ 100 (100 x 44)
Load Line Calibration Ultra High
Speed step = NO
Turbo Mode = NO
CPU C1E = NO
C6/C8 = Auto
Again raw specs of the build are:
i-5 2500k @ 4.4 GHZ 1.310
ASUS PZ68-V PRO
Latest Drivers on all devices
All temps are stable.
I'm assuming you set the vcore manually.
You might need internal PLL overvoltage, this depends on each set up.
I personally don't need it till 5.2Ghz but some people needs it at 4.6.
Just don't use "Sleep" if you want to OC higher. (I personally never use sleep anyway...)
You should turn ON speed steps. It helps your idle wattage consumption by automatically turning down the multi.
I personally turn all my power saving options ON since I'm on manual voltage and it doesn't affect stability.
(On off-set mode, C3,C6 makes the system to not come back from sleep. Just like what your mobo does.)
I think you need the turbo mode ON.
Spread spectrum will make your bclk to 99.8 instead of 100.
But it'll give you a bit lower load voltage and it usually makes the OC stability better/easier.
But again, each system works differently so you might wanna test this On/Off.
You may turn up the current capability to 130% or more if you are going higher OC.