Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Should I OC 2500K for SLI 580?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Should I OC 2500K for SLI 580? - Page 2

post #11 of 26
^ nice use of bolding and italics.
Computah
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @4.5 Asus P8Z68-V GEN3 MSI 770GTX Twin Frozr Gaming 2x4Gb Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x HyperX Fury 240gb Raid0 WD Red 3TB NH-D14 Windows 10 Pro 64b 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer X233H 23" BenQ G2420HDB 24" Ducky Shine 3 TKL Corsair TX 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF 912 PLUS Logitech G400s Roccat Taito Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
Computah
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @4.5 Asus P8Z68-V GEN3 MSI 770GTX Twin Frozr Gaming 2x4Gb Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x HyperX Fury 240gb Raid0 WD Red 3TB NH-D14 Windows 10 Pro 64b 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer X233H 23" BenQ G2420HDB 24" Ducky Shine 3 TKL Corsair TX 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF 912 PLUS Logitech G400s Roccat Taito Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 26
no..give it to me and buy a 2500 and be done with it.


A measly 4Ghz OC will net you better min FPS which is what people should pay more attention to IMO. you will rarely see ur MAX FPS in games. I try and make 60FPS my min frames to keep everything smooth. except in BF3. ill sacrifice a little smoothness and go down to 35 fps min to have it on high biggrin.gif

NOT on MP though...FPS > quality lol
Ov3RK11L
(15 items)
 
Project Toaster
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-661 4.2Ghz 24/7 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Sapphire HD7950 950mhz OC Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 SSD + WD 500GB black LG burner Antech Kuhler 620 w/ NoiseBlocker fan Win 7 Ult. 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" LED LCD 1920X1080 Logitech G510 600W 80+ Lian Li PC-Q08B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7  Frys?? lol onboard..ohh yahhhhhhh  
  hide details  
Reply
Ov3RK11L
(15 items)
 
Project Toaster
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-661 4.2Ghz 24/7 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Sapphire HD7950 950mhz OC Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 SSD + WD 500GB black LG burner Antech Kuhler 620 w/ NoiseBlocker fan Win 7 Ult. 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" LED LCD 1920X1080 Logitech G510 600W 80+ Lian Li PC-Q08B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7  Frys?? lol onboard..ohh yahhhhhhh  
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 26
Why do you have a water cooled system and are afraid to overclock? The answer is yes. These questions always confuse me. You can overclock a 2500k to 4.0ghz on the Intel stock cooler. You can get to 4.5ghz doing nothing but upping the multiplier.
Trinity
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL i5 2500k @ 4.8 @1.36 ASUS P8P67 EVO BFG GTX 295 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 750GB, Hitachi 2TB Thermalright Venomous-X Windows 7 Pro 64 ASUS ML248H 24" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse III COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700W ANTEC 902 Logitech MX-510 
AudioAudio
ASUS Xonar Essence ST Sennheiser HD595 
  hide details  
Reply
Trinity
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL i5 2500k @ 4.8 @1.36 ASUS P8P67 EVO BFG GTX 295 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 750GB, Hitachi 2TB Thermalright Venomous-X Windows 7 Pro 64 ASUS ML248H 24" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse III COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700W ANTEC 902 Logitech MX-510 
AudioAudio
ASUS Xonar Essence ST Sennheiser HD595 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by friend'scatdied View Post

Wait, so you have an unlocked and unleashed Sandy Bridge with a $80+ aftermarket cooler and you're on Overclock.net, and you're not overclocking?
I don't think the question is whether you should. I think we should be asking you why you aren't.
Short and simple: OC to 4GHz on stock voltage. Set voltage to Auto and set Turbo Multipliers to 40. You will see improvements in your minimum framerates. Later when you have time you can try 4.5GHz which should also be easy.

I bought that H80 to keep it cool.

I didn't realize that i5 2500K @ 3.3 Ghz would hold back SLI 580.

I will do as you suggested in "Short and simple".

Thanks all for answers.
Edited by phobus - 11/23/11 at 7:51am
No Name
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asus P8P67 PRO EVGA GTX 980Ti SC+ Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 Sony DVD+RW XSPC RayStorm D5 EX360 XSPC Razor Titan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Asus VG248QE M$ Sidewinder X4 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM Storm Enforcer CM Storm Spawn Razer Mantis Creative SB X-Fi ExtremeGamer 
Audio
Sennheiser PC 360 
  hide details  
Reply
No Name
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asus P8P67 PRO EVGA GTX 980Ti SC+ Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 Sony DVD+RW XSPC RayStorm D5 EX360 XSPC Razor Titan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Asus VG248QE M$ Sidewinder X4 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM Storm Enforcer CM Storm Spawn Razer Mantis Creative SB X-Fi ExtremeGamer 
Audio
Sennheiser PC 360 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
So I set Turbo Multipliers to 40. I didn't change voltage left it at auto.

I run prime95 1 hour stable, then I could not wait any more and started BF3. The min FPS improved by 15 ~ and the game itself feels more fluid. After 5 hours of playing HWmonitor recorded max temp 60 C.

I thing worries me. My Vcore was between 1.000 V - 1.33 V. Isn't 1.33 V little to much for 4.1 Ghz on i5?

If so I could not figure out how to change multipliers without using that auto turbo thing which set my CPU from 1.6 Ghz to 4.1 Ghz.
No Name
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asus P8P67 PRO EVGA GTX 980Ti SC+ Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 Sony DVD+RW XSPC RayStorm D5 EX360 XSPC Razor Titan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Asus VG248QE M$ Sidewinder X4 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM Storm Enforcer CM Storm Spawn Razer Mantis Creative SB X-Fi ExtremeGamer 
Audio
Sennheiser PC 360 
  hide details  
Reply
No Name
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asus P8P67 PRO EVGA GTX 980Ti SC+ Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 Sony DVD+RW XSPC RayStorm D5 EX360 XSPC Razor Titan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Asus VG248QE M$ Sidewinder X4 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM Storm Enforcer CM Storm Spawn Razer Mantis Creative SB X-Fi ExtremeGamer 
Audio
Sennheiser PC 360 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 26
if it is set to auto voltage in the bios, it will almost always give it more than it needs. This is why most people will use manual voltage to begin an OC, and then eventually a lot of us will use the voltage offset option as well once we find the sweet spot.
Sleeping Creepy
(16 items)
 
Fable Box
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930k x79 Asus PNY GTX780 EVGA GTX780 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB Kingston HyperX XMP 120GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD Lightscribe DVD-DL Burner Custom Water Cooled 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate LG 42" 1080p HDMI 1200W Corsair Fractal Full Tower 
MouseOther
Logitech G9x Laser Wireless Xbox 360 Controllers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k Asus P67 Sabertooth Geforce 460GTX Cyclone Kingston HyperX Blue 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Western Digital 1TB Gaia  32" LG Flatron 750 Coolermaster 
  hide details  
Reply
Sleeping Creepy
(16 items)
 
Fable Box
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930k x79 Asus PNY GTX780 EVGA GTX780 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB Kingston HyperX XMP 120GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD Lightscribe DVD-DL Burner Custom Water Cooled 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate LG 42" 1080p HDMI 1200W Corsair Fractal Full Tower 
MouseOther
Logitech G9x Laser Wireless Xbox 360 Controllers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k Asus P67 Sabertooth Geforce 460GTX Cyclone Kingston HyperX Blue 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Western Digital 1TB Gaia  32" LG Flatron 750 Coolermaster 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 26
OC that cpu, you can easily reach 4ghz at stock volts. So what harm could there be? You could even probably run at below stock volts. Might as well do it.
post #18 of 26
weather it is stock or oc I see minimal gains if you want to shell out $$$$ get an other 580 tongue.gif
post #19 of 26
I got my 2500k @ 4.6ghz 1.4v with a H100 and never see above 45c ingame. Also @ stock to 4.6 I see little difference in any sort of bottlenecking on my 590.
 
Lenovo X120e
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3770k ASRock Z77E-ITX Galaxy GTX 670 Vengeance Low Profile 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 256gb Corsair H80i Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB278Q Leopold Tenkeyless SILVERSTONE ST45SF Compact Splash 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700s Steelseries Razer Tiamat 2.2 Behringer HA400 Headphone Amplifier 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion Processor E-350 AMD Radeon HD 6310 4 GB DDR3 - 1333MHz Corsair Force GT 60gb 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 11.6" HD (1366x768) AntiGlare 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Lenovo X120e
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3770k ASRock Z77E-ITX Galaxy GTX 670 Vengeance Low Profile 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 256gb Corsair H80i Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB278Q Leopold Tenkeyless SILVERSTONE ST45SF Compact Splash 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700s Steelseries Razer Tiamat 2.2 Behringer HA400 Headphone Amplifier 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion Processor E-350 AMD Radeon HD 6310 4 GB DDR3 - 1333MHz Corsair Force GT 60gb 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 11.6" HD (1366x768) AntiGlare 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 26
it will run on Auto for me up to 4.2 GHz - easy as pressing 2 or 3 buttons...

gaming performance isn't affected much though. From 4.4 to 4.8 GHz my 3DMark only improved ~100 points on my system : /

but overall from stock 3.3 to say 4.2, everything will load faster etc.... just do it
BLACKBIRD002
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 SLI MSI 660 Ti PE OC 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial m4 SSD WD RAPTOR  WD CAVIAR BLACK LG DVD Black 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Voodoo Asetek 550LC (x4) Cooling Master SickleFlow 120mm Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit HP 2511X 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Voodoo Edition Razer Tarantula TOP900W Voodoo HP Blackbird Steelseries Sensei 
AudioAudioAudio
Beats by Dre Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Logitech Z-2300 THX 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
BLACKBIRD002
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 SLI MSI 660 Ti PE OC 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial m4 SSD WD RAPTOR  WD CAVIAR BLACK LG DVD Black 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Voodoo Asetek 550LC (x4) Cooling Master SickleFlow 120mm Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit HP 2511X 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Voodoo Edition Razer Tarantula TOP900W Voodoo HP Blackbird Steelseries Sensei 
AudioAudioAudio
Beats by Dre Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Logitech Z-2300 THX 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Should I OC 2500K for SLI 580?