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I see alot of people's stable i5-2500k's at certain vcores that blows my mind compared to my chip. I see alot of people at 5ghz with 1.45vcore where for me to get just 4.8ghz stable I need 1.47vcore. Seems the "average" vcore needed for 4.8ghz is around 1.38-1.40 vcore. I understand the whole golden chip thing but I feel like I got a turd of a chip. Thoughts?
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I dont think you have a "turd" chip. I mean you are still netting 1.5ghz over stock speed. Mobo also plays a factor in voltages.
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I feel you, I too need a ridiculous amount of voltage to get over 4.6. I definitely wouldn't say they are terd chips though. Even at 4.5 ghz they are extremely repectable cpu's. If you are hell bent on getting 5 ghz, you can shop around on here probably.
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I dont think you have a "turd" chip. I mean you are still netting 1.5ghz over stock speed. Mobo also plays a factor in voltages.

I was wondering if it was possible that my motherboard was possibly inefficient at power my CPU which is requiring more vcore.
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what mobo are you using?
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I feel you, I too need a ridiculous amount of voltage to get over 4.6. I definitely wouldn't say they are terd chips though. Even at 4.5 ghz they are extremely repectable cpu's. If you are hell bent on getting 5 ghz, you can shop around on here probably.

I plan on having the cpu at 4.8ghz for my 24/7 but I would like to do a 12 hour prime95 blend at 5ghz. However I dont feel safe doing that because I am fairly certain I would need upwards of 1.55vcore to get that done.
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what mobo are you using?

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Takes 1.35v for 4.0 for me
takes 1.40v to hit 4.7
takes 1.52v to hit 5.0

Don't feel too bad. Might need to tweak a few of your other mobo voltage settings to be able to lower your voltage on the CPU some
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Takes 1.35v for 4.0 for me
takes 1.40v to hit 4.7
takes 1.52v to hit 5.0
Don't feel too bad. Might need to tweak a few of your other mobo voltage settings to be able to lower your voltage on the CPU some

I have tried messing around with PLL and VTT and even with vtt at 1.2, pll at 1.88, and vcore at 1.52 I still cant get 5.0ghz to run for more than 5 minutes. Any other guidance you can give me?
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some chips just straight up can't do it.
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