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these are my specs

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [-110]
HDD: 500GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-59] (500GB x 2 (1 TB Capacity) Raid 0 Extreme Performance [+37])
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+10] (Kingston HyperX)
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus Sabertooth P67 w/ TUF Thermal Armor Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI, DIGI+VRM, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 4x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [B3 Stepping] [+136]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (EVGA Superclocked)

(All Venom OC Certified) CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240MM w/ Dual Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclcking Performance + Extreme Slient at 18dBA)

i am wondering if anyone has got overclocking done from cyberpower they say you can get 10 20 or 30% overclocking and i know its easier to do it yourself but i am worried i will break something i have no idea what to do when it comes to overclocking

also if with my specs would it even be a good upgrade for 30% or if it could do the 30%
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Don't worry about breaking anything. All you need to do to overclock is increase the multiplier until your system is unstable, then boost the voltage little by little until it's stable again, then continue.

Most people recommend to stop boosting the voltage once you're at 1.55v (say 1.45v for you, since I'm presuming you're new to this), or once you reach 80c.
post #3 of 15
Take a little time to learn how. Build it yourself, overclock it yourself.

At best cyberpower overclocking is probably just an ugly quick & dirty overclock. Just do it yourself.
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arnt therre a lot of things that could go wrong though and i am not familiar with anything about the bios or w/e to go through it and such i have seen programs but i dont know anything about that either
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not looking for anything massive at least i dont think it comes with 3.3ghz i want 4.5 is that possible with the specs i have shown?
motherboard and such
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Learn to like blue screens. That way everytime an overclock fails you don't "zomg a blue screen" while testing. lol. Honestly it isn't that hard. It just takes a little knowledge and a little patience. You are at the right place to learn, just take the time to do so. Find the safe parameters for your hardware and stay within them and you'll be fine. Searching for some SB overclock guides here would be a good place to start. Here's one to start with http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/...idge-v0-1beta/
Edited by ~sizzzle~ - 8/14/11 at 8:38am
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4.5 is a very easy OC for the 2500K there are almost no instances i have heard where a SB chip wont hit 4.5.
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Don't worry about breaking anything. All you need to do to overclock is increase the multiplier until your system is unstable, then boost the voltage little by little until it's stable again, then continue.

Most people recommend to stop boosting the voltage once you're at 1.55v (say 1.45v for you, since I'm presuming you're new to this), or once you reach 80c.
Intel says not to take SB over 1.52v. You shouldn't tell someone completely new to overclocking to crank 1.55 to his 2500k, and tell him "Don't worry about breaking things" Running 24/7 1.55v could degrade his CPU. Make sure you stress test, and run the lowest possible vcore that you can. Don't just push 4.5Ghz and 1.45v or something. Do research, and you won't have to worry about breaking anything.
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thanks seems a little more safe that way i think too and thanks for all the answers
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Intel says not to take SB over 1.52v. You shouldn't tell someone completely new to overclocking to crank 1.55 to his 2500k, and tell him "Don't worry about breaking things" Running 24/7 1.55v could degrade his CPU. Make sure you stress test, and run the lowest possible vcore that you can. Don't just push 4.5Ghz and 1.45v or something. Do research, and you won't have to worry about breaking anything.
I never said 24/7 1.55v.
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