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i5-2500k CPU
G-skill ripjaws 8gb
gtx570 twin fozr 3
Gigabyte GA-z668x-ud4-b3 mobo


Temps are AMAZING right now idle...

CPU is running at 35ish degrees, GPU is running at 45 degrees.

I installed the hyper 212 plus cooler and I know people go all out on overclocking the i5-2500k.

I am going to hold off on OCing the GPU for now but I am wondering what you guys think would be a stable OC setting for the 2500k.

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Have a look in the sandy stable thread. Lots of good info, and links in the OP.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/968053-official-sandy-stable-club-post-your.html
    
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Could I just use the program that came with my mobo?

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Best to manual ocerclock from bios. Using the auto OC in software will over volt thevcore to waymare than is needed to do said overclock.

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Could I just use the program that came with my mobo?

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I'm sure you could if you wanted to.

I would recommend reading up and doing it yourself via BIOS. If nothing else, you will at least know what you're changing, plus you can experiment a little more and you should definitely be able to get higher than the 4.1 "twin turbo" setting on that thing.
    
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Question, what is "Extreme memory profiles (X.M.P.)?

I keep reading about it but wondering if I should turn it on.
    
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