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So my new super snazzy z68a-ud65 motherboard comes with OC Genie II. I went ahead and turned it on, Looks like in cpu-z it has my processor running 4.2 ghz (100x42), with a vcore of about 1.336v. Manually set the timings on my ram for 1600 mhz at 9-9-9-24, but it looks like it might be running my ram at 1.6v about. Two questions:

1. Are these voltages safe for my OC? I know this is all one touch business and is "supposed" to be safe but I'd like to double check with the good people of this forum.

2. Think i can push this further to 4.5? Would there be a smarter way to go about it than just increasing the multiplier? I overclocked my e8400 manually back in the day, but i barely remember anything about what i did in detail.

Any input would be greatly appreciated and as always +rep to all who help out. thanks guys! thumb.gif
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post #2 of 11
you could run 4.5ghz already with that voltage
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Originally Posted by yarly View Post

you could run 4.5ghz already with that voltage

but how should i go about doing that? Are multipliers enough? Or should i increase the bus speed and lessen the multiplier? If i remember correctly, though i'm probably not, higher bus rating with a smaller multiplier means a more effective overclock. idun even knooooooooow maaaaaaaan
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oh with sandy bridge you dont touch the bus speed at all just the multiplier
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We got the same board except i got the G3 revision

Never used OC Genie cause it adds way more voltage than what its necessary, with that voltage you can probably get 5GHz with proper cooling

Do Manual overclocking its more reliable and you will give more life to your 2500k, you just move the multiplier and then proceed to reduce voltage, test stability with prime95 for an hour or so to see if its stable, if it is reduce voltage again and repeat until its unstable, once its unstable change the voltage to how it was before becoming unstable wink.gif

Those are the steps i did to get my 2500k running at 4.5Ghz with 1.24V

Cheers.
post #6 of 11
Only change the multiplier.

Sandy Bridge FTW
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With Sandy Bridge you only overclock by raising the multiplier and voltage. Bus overclocking on Sandy Bridge is no good. The average Sandy Bridge can reach bus speeds of 105MHz so it will not yield much results. With that voltage you can run 4.6/4.7 if you have an average chip
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We got the same board except i got the G3 revision
Never used OC Genie cause it adds way more voltage than what its necessary, with that voltage you can probably get 5GHz with proper cooling
Do Manual overclocking its more reliable and you will give more life to your 2500k, you just move the multiplier and then proceed to reduce voltage, test stability with prime95 for an hour or so to see if its stable, if it is reduce voltage again and repeat until its unstable, once its unstable change the voltage to how it was before becoming unstable wink.gif
Those are the steps i did to get my 2500k running at 4.5Ghz with 1.24V
Cheers.

Oh i have the G3 revision as well. Hi Five!
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With Sandy Bridge you only overclock by raising the multiplier and voltage. Bus overclocking on Sandy Bridge is no good. The average Sandy Bridge can reach bus speeds of 105MHz so it will not yield much results. With that voltage you can run 4.6/4.7 if you have an average chip

Ah i see. Welp, guess I'll just throw some settings on manually and see if i can keep it stable at 4.5.
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post #9 of 11
Keep trying!, also i replied to your pm, hope i helped a bit thumb.gif
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Definitely overclock it yourself instead of using the program because little things like specific voltages should be set by the user instead of a program that could very easily mess something up. Read a lot first and ask a TON of questions on here biggrin.gif we are here to help ya out. You can definitely get up to 4.5 with those voltages too. thumb.gif
 
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