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Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to OCN and overclocking in general. I'm trying to get my 2500k to 4.8ghz but so far I've only managed 4.6. I feel my core voltage is a bit high at 1.4v but my VID is 1.3661v. Is there anything I can do to lower that and keep it stable? I'm using the offset method explained in the guide but again I'm not very comfortable with voltage peaking at 1.4v+ and temps at almost 90C at 4.8ghz.
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It's possible that you can't get any higher, at least on the cooling you are using now. 1.4Vcore for 4.8Ghz is pretty normal for those chips.
90C is way to hot.
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It looks like I'll either need to invest in a better cooler or stay at 4.6Ghz then. With the 4.6Ghz overclock I see 70-75C at load and 1.39v. I knew 90C was way too high but I thought maybe I could lower the voltage and maybe the temps would go down some.
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