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Okay so I got the fact the stock volts can be used to get the 2500k to 4.0 easily by changing the multiplier but if volts is on auto should I be worried about it jumping up or is there away to set it or cap it?

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Setting the voltage to auto is generally not a good idea, the mobo usually compensates far more than required for an overclock, that is why it is better to set a voltage and work your way up.

I recommend 1.25v as a starting point and then increasing the multiplier until you reach unstability at which point increasing the vcore will help. Obviously keep an eye on the temps but I would say upto 80/85c in stress testing is fine because in general everyday usage or gaming the cpu won't ever reach those temps.

I have posted a few guides and one of mine own in the Sandy Stable club. In the OP you can find links to various threads where you can find all the help required to overclocking your chip, better yet check out my guide

The spreadsheet in the OP of the Stable club consist's of user's posting their stable clocks with temperature readings and voltages after running stability testing. If you scroll to the top of the spreadsheet you can select different sheets that enable you to make comparisons while you do your own overclocking. Link to the club is in my sig

Hope that helps.
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Thats exactly what I read that auto is a very bad idea. Will look into this and do some reading! Do you have any recommendations for a program for stress testing and fan control.
    
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Thats exactly what I read that auto is a very bad idea. Will look into this and do some reading! Do you have any recommendations for a program for stress testing and fan control.
Prime 95 blend test, info is available in the stabel thread I mentioned. For fan control, afaik speedfan is quite popular.
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Thank you sir for all your info reading those threads now!
    
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Thank you sir for all your info reading those threads now!
You're welcome

Just remember the more you read, the easier it'll be and less of a headache when you know exaclty what to do if and when and an issue arises, however if you have any questions or find something difficult to understand be sure to let us know
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