Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › 2500k Overclocking please help
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2500k Overclocking please help

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi, I have a 2500k I just bought for overclocking. But I am a extreme noob to oc so I need a bit of help. I have heard of BIOS oc'ing but I never tried it out. Is it safe? Will it hurt my system? Thanks
post #2 of 7
There are limits to overclocking. However it would be better for us to know exactly what kind of system you have so we can give better advice on your situation.

For the most part 2500k have good overhead for clocking, but the limit will depend on several factors like the cooling, the board you have and the luck of the silicon.

Safe? Most likely, Will it hurt your system? Going too far will degrade the chip or corrupt data.

When overclocking you'll tinker with the multiplier and other settings, but always test the stability of the overclock to ensure that you are not going to damage your system.
Edited by Bowser - 11/14/11 at 7:10pm
Til I'm Bankrupt
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k P8Z68 HD 5830 Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 SDD WD Black Vertex 2 LG Blu-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100 Windows 7 Asus 23" Asus 23.5" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 850 Watt OCZ HAF 922 Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
Til I'm Bankrupt
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k P8Z68 HD 5830 Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 SDD WD Black Vertex 2 LG Blu-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100 Windows 7 Asus 23" Asus 23.5" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 850 Watt OCZ HAF 922 Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Yeah agree with Bowser mate. we need motherboard, memory etc. Should be able to help ya out after that.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowser View Post

There are limits to overclocking. However it would be better for us to know exactly what kind of system you have so we can give better advice on your situation.
For the most part 2500k have good overhead for clocking, but the limit will depend on several factors like the cooling, the board you have and the luck of the silicon.

Oops sorry bout that, its p67a-g43 mobo with 4gb 1600 ripjaws. I also have a gtx460 for a gpu.
post #5 of 7
You will need to enter your BIOS and make sure you know what to change first. Then mess with the multipliers a bit and fsb related things. There are many good guides out there. Please use the search bar on top of the site to search for guides. Make sure you run prime95 for at least an hour when you overclock in slight increments to test stability. It will only hurt your chip and such if you oc to far without proper cooling or if your chip just inst stable enough. I assume you won't be overclocking to the point where you need to mess with higher voltages.
Asus G74Sx-BBK8
(10 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2670QM G74Sx-BBK8 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 2gb Overclocked 2x4gb Samsung 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Scorpio Black 500gb WD Scorpio Black 500gb Slimtype DVD Writer Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorMouse
17.3" 1600x900 Logitech M515 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium T2080 Toshiba A135 Intel 945gma 2gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120gb Fitjitsu Matshita DVD-Writer Vista Home Premium x86 15.4" 1280x800 
  hide details  
Reply
Asus G74Sx-BBK8
(10 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2670QM G74Sx-BBK8 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 2gb Overclocked 2x4gb Samsung 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Scorpio Black 500gb WD Scorpio Black 500gb Slimtype DVD Writer Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorMouse
17.3" 1600x900 Logitech M515 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium T2080 Toshiba A135 Intel 945gma 2gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120gb Fitjitsu Matshita DVD-Writer Vista Home Premium x86 15.4" 1280x800 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
If i can offer a tip it is to double check and verify each setting as a general principal to assure that you have the appropriate setting your configured. Also in terms of 24/7 VCORE many differ on the safe vcore i like to keep it under 1.38 For 24/7 VCORE. Intel says 1.52 V Is the max and i like to keep it below 1.38 V Core as said. Safe vcore varies from 1.35 Vcore due to this being a 32 nm architecture and hence less ability to take more vcore. Some people run 1.45 Vcore 24/7. In general we can agree on keeping it below 1.45 V Core MAX. Under 1.40 Is good also. Temps like i said this varies alot and i am on the safer side, Below 75-80 C under full load benchmark(Intel burn test On maximum) I Run a i5 2500k @ 4.4 GHZ 1.35 VCORE and max temp is around 55 C during gaming(BF3, MW3) Max i reached was 75 C in Intel burn test. again when it cools in winter i can run intel burn test on maximum and only reach around 68C As my max. In summer with 90 F Ambient in my room i can hit up to 75 C Max. Good luck on OCING.
Gaming Rig
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k @ 4.6 GHZ ASUS P8Z77-V PRO XFX AMD 6970 2GB CORSAIR VENGENCE DDR3 16 GB 1600mhz 9 9 9 24-2R 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital 7200 rpm 500 gb (Storage)  CRUCIAL M4 64 GB SSD SATA III (Boot Drive) External 1 TB Western Digital HDD ASUS DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Acer 1920 x 1080 23 inch Razer BlackWidow 2013 Ultimate Mechanical keybo... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CORSAIR 650 Watt ANTEC 900 Razer NAGA Razer Kabuto 
AudioOther
Logitech G930 and some speakers. USB Drives Oh and a surge protector to prevent ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron Dual Core G530 @ 2423 MHZ ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA 550 Ti G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600 MHZ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital LG DVD RW You don't wanna know. Win 7 64 
Monitor
19 inch dell 1280 x 1024  
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k @ 4.6 GHZ ASUS P8Z77-V PRO XFX AMD 6970 2GB CORSAIR VENGENCE DDR3 16 GB 1600mhz 9 9 9 24-2R 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital 7200 rpm 500 gb (Storage)  CRUCIAL M4 64 GB SSD SATA III (Boot Drive) External 1 TB Western Digital HDD ASUS DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Acer 1920 x 1080 23 inch Razer BlackWidow 2013 Ultimate Mechanical keybo... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CORSAIR 650 Watt ANTEC 900 Razer NAGA Razer Kabuto 
AudioOther
Logitech G930 and some speakers. USB Drives Oh and a surge protector to prevent ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron Dual Core G530 @ 2423 MHZ ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA 550 Ti G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600 MHZ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital LG DVD RW You don't wanna know. Win 7 64 
Monitor
19 inch dell 1280 x 1024  
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
here's a quick guide http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1578110
..it's for asus,though
i would link you to this site's guides..but.. i can't find them now frown.gif
 
Thuban Powah!
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Thuban Powah!
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › 2500k Overclocking please help