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i5-2500k Gigabyte z68xp-ud3 OC

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I just built a new rig this week and I'm interested in doing some safe overclocking, but I'm not sure where to begin. Since I have a gigabyte mobo should I be fine using EasyTune6? What would my best option be and what settings as well to be exact.

My components

i5-2500k
GA z68xp-ud3
Noctua NH-D14
Corsair 500r (Case)
Corsair TX650w V2
Gigabyte GTX 570
Crucial M4 128gb Sata III
GSkill Sniper 8gb ddr3 1333
post #2 of 5
Never use the easytune or any other self OC'ing stuff. I mean it will work, but way to hard and sometimes dangerous. There are many nice guides that OCN has that you should check out. I'm pretty sure you can just adjust the multi up to 42x without having to mess with any settings other than that multi. If you did have problems you would start having to mess with the vcore (voltage to the CPU). You would go to manual and start at a low voltage and do a 15-30min stress test. If it fails due to a 101 BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) you will need to increase the vcore more. Once you pass the 15-30min stress test then you want to do a couple of hours of stress testing to make sure it is stable. This will work for a mild over clock for 4.2ghz if you want to do more, check out the guides as there will have to be additional settings to disable/enable.

Hope that helps you out to get started!
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heres basically what I did with z68xp-ud4 and i5-2500k
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/1137021-i5-2500k-4-5ghz-bsod-what.html

and heres the video of some gigabyte z68xp MB I used
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlRvdbq_F-c[/ame]

and the main OCN guide I used
http://www.overclock.net/intel-general/910467-ultimate-sandy-bridge-oc-guide-p67a.html


edit: but in the end I disabled "left enabled C3,C6 for idle down clock" I mean I canncaled that from my 1st link
Edited by StarDestroyer - 11/5/11 at 11:58pm
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Awesome, thanks for this. I will use the same guide and video you used.
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Ive got that same motherboard and cpu thinking about buying the noctua d14 but will it block the ram slots or the motherboard heatsink thing on the left of the cpu?
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