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I had a few questions regarding my 4.6 GHz 2500k o/c.

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Hello gents,

Over the past few weeks or so, I've struggled to get my 2500k 4.6 GHz overclock stable using Prime95 after reading what must have been hundreds of threads here on OCN and elsewhere. I think I've at a turning point however and I wanted to double check everything with OCN. BIOS settings listed below:

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As you can see, its vcore is at 1.360v and I am wondering if this is acceptable for a 4.6 GHz overclock. So with these settings, I went ahead and did a 9 hr 16 minute Prime 95 test with no errors found. I did a lot of homework on researching how to do this properly, but it's nice to have personalized feedback sometimes smile.gif.

I just noticed that the minimums shown below on Realtemp is skewered. I had started the torture test prior to opening RT.

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I lowered the PLL to 1.700v as per what I read in some other threads stating that it would be better all around and in some cases, 1.600v would work as well, but I don't want to stray too far from what would be considered the norm. It's a new CPU and it's 24/7 so...

Also, I had a question about my RAM. There's a setting in there to switch it to Extreme/Performance and Standard and my BIOS is telling me that after an overclock, setting it to Standard could help with stability issues. Is there any reason why I couldn't go back to Performance and keep it there while still remaining stable?

Am I doing things correctly? I had to stop the Prime95 test so I could get the pictures shown above (I forgot what vcore I had adjusted it to) but I'm going to run a 12 hour Prime95 test tonight and see what I come up with.

Thanks for your time!
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I would say that the voltage is pretty well in line with that OC. You also have great temps. As fa as the memory, I'm not a guru on that, but I personally leave it at stock as I don't think I would see a real world difference. (coming from a guy with a constant 4.8:p)

I'd say you did a very good job! My rule of thumb is, if it passes extended blend, you did it right. smile.gif Why don't you head over to the sandy stable thread? Lots of info and helpful peeps there.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/968053-official-sandy-stable-club-post-your.html
Edited by fuloran1 - 8/14/11 at 12:37pm
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I would say that the voltage is pretty well in line with that OC. You also have great temps. As fa as the memory, I'm not a guru on that, but I personally leave it at stock as I don't think I would see a real world difference. (coming from a guy with a constant 4.8:p)

I'd say you did a very good job! My rule of thumb is, if it passes extended blend, you did it right. smile.gif Why don't you head over to the sandy stable thread? Lots of info and helpful peeps there.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/968053-official-sandy-stable-club-post-your.html

Thanks man, will do. Much appreciated.
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