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I'm buying a 2500k soon, and I plan to overclock to ~4.5. My question is, which intel mobo (brand or specific model) has seen the most consistent, safe, successful overclocks with this processor?

Thanks in advance
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Based on experience, I would have to say it's the ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3.
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Asrock z68extreme4gen3, or z68 extrme 7. i am using extreme4gen3 right now, its been a pleasure o.c it. so far i am on 1.34v 4.4g for daily use, but i can go as far as 4.8ghz at around 1.44-1.45v, didn't try go over 5ghz, cuz i dont think its needed.
post #4 of 10
imo best board for p67 if not 1155 is the maximus iv extreme

outstanding voltage regulation, gives you plenty of options for expansion.

very good bios support/compatibility.

all you want in a board

also gives you the means to control almost every aspect of your system.. gives you most to tweak
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post #5 of 10
from what i have gathered it isnt necessarily the Mobo that determines the stability. its the chip itself. some of the nicer Mobos do have better features though. i just got a gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 and it has so many features im not sure what half of them do lol
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for 4,5GHz any mobo! for 5,2Ghz 1,42V from ASRock
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asrock boards used to focusing on low end users, but this year it is different. It has gained plenty of rep from computer experts and reviews all over the internet. And its layout,quality , price are very well set. I was an asus fan, but this year, i am in for ASROCK>
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for 4,5GHz any mobo! for 5,2Ghz 1,42V from ASRock
man, ur cpu is sick, its not the board LOL
post #9 of 10
for most it doesn't matter.. however board has a heavy weigh in good blck overclocking.. again most don't even change blck, but if you like to bench then it is something you have to consider.

the ud4 z68 and p67 are both outstanding boards when it comes to blck ocing... as is the mive

another aspect that motherboard has a heavy say in is memory overclocking... same circumstance applies... it won't matter to most, but to those that do.. mive has a margin against most..

only ud4 b2 board can match it in overall performance with memory it seems

EDIT: for straight up multi ocing and stability.. mobo doesn't really matter.. they're all pretty much the same.. it has to do more with the chip.
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My P67 is great. Been running 4.5GHz since day 1 and have not had any issues and this is with only the smallest bump in voltage.
   
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