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Hello everyone,

I have never overclocked a CPU before so I want to know if this is safe to do. I ordered a 2500k 3.3ghz with a coolermaster hyper 212 plus. The day I get it I want to OC it to at least 4.3ghz. Would it be safe to just jump to 4-4.3ghz right off the bat when OCing this cpu? or do I Have to take small baby steps from 3.3-4.3ghz?

Thanks for your help
post #2 of 10
Take small steps and make sure your stable.

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You should be fine. However, set your clock at 4.3 and leave your vcore on auto. The check to see what your vcore is at, at that clock and then manually setting it at a lower vcore to lower your temps a bit. You'll also get a general idea on what your chip can.handle at what voltages. Goodluck!

EDIT - Also check to make sure.your system is stable with Prime.or.LinX

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MHz's can't hurt your CPU. But overheating/voltage can. Frequency can't harm you, but it can yield much better performances.
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Basically just increase the multiplier 0.5x (i would try go 100mhz base clock and 36x multi at stock volt), And then save and exit, reboot to windows and run 3 hours of prime, If you get bsod then increase vcore until stable, Then repeat procedure until at desired clocks.
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I would also use a extra fan on your cooler and keep a eye on your temps.
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post #7 of 10
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Thanks for all your help guys. I'm hoping to get 4.3-4.5ghz out of my 2500k. I don't think I'll try to go past that. Is there any specific voltage I should have with a 4.3-4.5ghz OC? or is it different with every PC?

Also, Would my MOBO or PSU have any effect on how much I can OC? my specs are in my sig.

thanks again
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With the i5-2500k, you don't really have to take the "baby steps" approach. You only need to start doing this once you cross over the 4.5ghz+ frequencies. You are going to want to watch your temps though and make sure you are not heating past 75c+ for 24/7 use.

BTW, my i5-2500k is running 4.7ghz 24/7 @ 1.288v.
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With the i5-2500k, you don't really have to take the "baby steps" approach. You only need to start doing this once you cross over the 4.5ghz+ frequencies. You are going to want to watch your temps though and make sure you are not heating past 75c+ for 24/7 use.

BTW, my i5-2500k is running 4.7ghz 24/7 @ 1.288v.
yah I'm gunna aim for 4.5ghz. I'll probably just start at 4.0 and take baby steps from there just to stay on the safe side. 1.28v seems to be a popular voltage, I see Dustin1 has that same voltage as well.
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Each chip is different though. Some people have to power up to 1.392-1.409 to reach 4.5-4.7ghz. Cooling is very important. With such a high end CPU I'd recommend that you go with some like the Corsair H80 or the Corsair H100. You are going to see how easy it is to reach 4.0, 4.5, 4.7ghz and you are only going to want to push the envelope further! The only way you can acheive this, safely, is with a good cooler. Before switching to my H100, I used the Cooler Master V6GT and it performed very, very well with my i5-2500k. In fact, the H100 only delivers 2-4c better than my V6GT did. The V6GT can be picked up new for only $60.
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