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CPU: i5-2500k
Cooler: Xigmatek Gaia
Video Card: GT 120

So, I recently borrowed a mediocre aftermarket CPU cooler from a friend. Last night was my first attempt at overclocking, and here are my results thus far:



I am currently running at a stable 4.6GHz with a voltage of 1.325V, and passed an IntelBurnTest on Maximum with 5 rounds, so I think it's safe to say that it's stable for general use. While running IntelBurnTest, I get max temps of around 75C. I was running the test while having about 20 tabs open in Chrome and while talking on Skype with about 5 people simultaneously, all while downloading and installing HardwareMonitor. I think that proves that it's pretty well stable.

However, the Graphics card that I am using has a problem of chrashing periodically. It tends to do this during graphics intensive moments, so I can't get a good 3DMark05 CPU score
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post #2 of 14
I fail to see the bottleneck
post #3 of 14
That isn't a bottleneck?
Edited by jaykaybay - 10/16/11 at 8:26am
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post #4 of 14
HardwareMonitor takes like what, 4 seconds to install?
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Your not using the AVX version, http://majorgeeks.com/IntelBurnTest_d5987.html use this.
Edited by nagle3092 - 10/16/11 at 8:17am
 
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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
>GT 120
>2500k @ 4.6GHz

How is that not a bottleneck?!
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by noak View Post
I fail to see the bottleneck
the gfx card is, because it is not stable...?

but your GFX could be unstable due to your overclock, unless it did this before you started? did you lock down your PCIe at 100Mhz base clock?
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post #8 of 14
You are not bottlenecking anything, a bottleneck would be a P4 with a GTX 280 or something like that.
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
Your not using the AVX version, http://majorgeeks.com/IntelBurnTest_d5987.html use this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dominique120 View Post
You are not bottlenecking anything, a bottleneck would be a P4 with a GTX 280 or something like that.
like this?

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/7937...ntium-4-a.html
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