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Hey guys,

I'm new to this site and also new to overclocking so you can imagine I have some questions. I'm currently building a new computer and I've done a bit of research on how to overclock my i5-2500k but I'm still not sure on some things. This is my build;

- HAF 932 Advanced
- Asus P8Z68-V Pro
- Intel Core i5-2500K
- Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5v 8GB(2x4)
- Asus EAH6970 DCII Radeon 6970
- Thermaltake Frio
- Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM (500GB)
- LG Black SATA Lightscribe DVD-Writer 24xDVD+R

I plan to overclock my i5-2500k to 4.5ghz using the following this guide that I've found watching a video and then writing down some key points.

- Go to "Ai Tweaker" tab
- Set "Ai Overclock Tuner" to "Manual"
- Leave "BCLK/PEG Frequency" to "100.0"
- Set "Turbo Ratio" to "By All Cores"
- Set "By All Cores(Can Ddjust in OS)" to "45"
- Set "Internal PLL Overvoltage" to "Enabled"
- Set "Memory Frequency" to "DDR3-1600Mhz"
- Set "EPU Power Saving Mode" to "Disabled"
- Set "OC Tuner" to "Cancel"

- Set "DRAM Timing Control" all to "Auto" 9-9-9-27

- Go to "CPU Power Management"
- Leave "CPU Power Ratio" to "Auto"
- Set "Intel Speedstep Technology" to "Enabled"
- Leave "Turbo Mode" to "Enabled"

- Set "Turbo Mode Parameter" all to "Enabled"

- Go back to "AI Tweaker" and scroll down
- Set "Load-Line Calibration" to "Extreme"
- Set "VRM Frequency" to "Auto"
- Set "Phase Control" to "Extreme"
- Set "Duty Control" to "Extreme"
- Set "CPU Current Capability" to "100%"

- Set "CPU Voltage" to "Manual Mode"
- Set "CPU Manual Voltage" to "1.35"
- Set "DRAM Voltage" to "1.65"
- Set "VCCSA Voltage" to "1.0"
- Set "VCCIO Voltage" to "1.1"
- Set "CPU PLL Voltage" to "1.9"
- Set "PCH Voltage" to "Auto"
- Set "CPU Spread Spectrum" to "Disabled"

- Go to "Advanced" tab
- Set "CPU Ratio" to "Auto"
- Set "Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor" to "Disabled"
- Set "Active Prosessor Cores" to "All"
- Set "Limit CPUID Maximum" to "Disabled"
- Set "Execute Disable Bit" to "Enabled"
- Set "Intel Virtualization Technology" to "Disabled"
- Set "Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology" to "Enabled"
- Set "Turbo Mode" to "Enabled"
- Set "CPU C1E" to "Disabled"
- Set "CPU C3 Report" to "Disabled"
- Set "CPU C6 Report" to "Disabled"

- Go to "Monitor" tab
- Set "CPU Q-Fan Control" to "Disabled"
- Set "Chassis Q-Fan Control" to "Disabled"
- Set "Anti Surge Support" to "Enabled"

From my understanding in the video, he was using a ASUS P8P67 Motherboard (B3 Revision) with 4GB DDR3 1600mhz ram. My first question is, what do you think of this guide? Is there anything you can add? Second question is, will the menu of the Asus P8Z68-V Pro resemble that of the ASUS P8P67? Third question would be, is anyone familiar with the Thermaltake Frio? What are some of the temperatures I'll be getting at 4.5ghz full load? Last question would be, what are some of the procedures I would need to do before I start overclocking? I plan to overclock to 4.5 as soon as I finish building my computer. Any input would be MUCH appreciated.

Thank you guys for your help and sorry for the wall of text. Great first post, eh?
Edited by Rtad - 10/3/11 at 6:10pm
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I really see no reason to turn off all those cstates for a moderate overclock like 4.5 id really want all the power saving tricks the chip does to stay on to keep it healthy.

Other than that you seem to be on the right track memory set up looks good let us know how it goes and welcome to ocn!

also if that board supports voltage offset that's what you will be wanting to use to set voltage after you find a stable oc because manual voltage wont let the chip down-volt at idle while voltage offset will.

You can find lots more info in better detail already in the threads for your cpu and mobos respective threads.
Edited by stevevace2 - 10/3/11 at 11:56am
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Originally Posted by stevevace2 View Post
I really see no reason to turn off all those cstates for a moderate overclock like 4.5 id really want all the power saving tricks the chip does to stay on to keep it healthy.

Other than that you seem to be on the right track memory set up looks good let us know how it goes and welcome to ocn!

also if that board supports voltage offset that's what you will be wanting to use to set voltage after you find a stable oc because manual voltage wont let the chip down-volt at idle while voltage offset will.

You can find lots more info in better detail already in the threads for your cpu and mobos respective threads.
Hey, thank you for the welcome and response.

About the disabling the cstates. I heard that enabling them causes instability issues. I've also heard that disabling them causes hdd performance issues. What kind of issues can arise if I enable them?

I believe my board does support voltage offset. So, what you're saying is to find a stable voltage and then switching from manual to offset? For example, let's say the stable voltage is 1.35 at 4.5ghz. All I have to do is switch to offset?
Edited by Rtad - 10/3/11 at 1:28pm
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sorry for the double post.

If my ram is 1.5v, do I set the DRAM at 1.5 or 1.65?
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Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 HAF 932 Advanced 
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