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Hey guys!

Just went out and bought a Z68 board and 2500k (x58 died on me) and I have a couple questions.

When in the market place I saw some people advertising chips for sale that had smaller max multipliers....2600k's with a max of 52, even 55. They were selling them hoping they could buy one with a higher multi. What is the goal of having a better multiplier and what is a good max for a 2500k...or does it matter? I checked mine a little bit ago to find it was 59.

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Overclocking Sandybridge is done by mulitplier. BIOS multiplier is upto 59x however to get the actual chip to boot at that is a complete different topic lol The max multiplier can kinda tell you the overclocking potential of that particular chip.
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it will boot at 58x, 59 though.....doesn't seem to be doing it.
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Originally Posted by deletethegame;15325025 
it will boot at 58x, 59 though.....doesn't seem to be doing it.

Boot actually into windows not just the loading screen, that's where all the 'fun' begins lol

By the way what vcore are you using?
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Trying 1.4v, Talking to you now from 55x 99mhz (5.43)
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sounds like a helluva good chip, never heard of 55x at that low voltage...
    
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I'm only in Windows.....I haven't run any stress tests.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deletethegame;15325155 
Trying 1.4v, Talking to you now from 55x 99mhz (5.43)

Pretty decent if you got it to boot at 55 with that voltage. Try a little higher.

EDIT:

Before you do, post a screenshot please redface.gif

Also what mobo do exactly have? And how have you set the LLC setting? I wouldn't want you to kill your chip once you start feeding it a little more and the LLC spikes it just as it goes under load.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1;15325179 
Pretty decent if you got it to boot at 55 with that voltage. Try a little higher.

EDIT:

Before you do, post a screenshot please redface.gif

Also what mobo do exactly have?

^ this, just making it into windows at that speed & voltage is impressive.
    
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2048577

I've been BSOD'ing lol.


Also the board is a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3

Got that and the chip at Micro Center for $322 with tax tongue.gif
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