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For those who have experience overclocking a i5-2500k past 4.8ghz and specifically those who have ASRock motherboards:

Is it possible that my motherboard could be the issue with me needing 1.48 vcore in order to make 4.8ghz prime95 12 hour blend stable? The motherboard is only 3 weeks old but I wonder if maybe ASRock isnt as efficient or as well distributed as a Gigabyte or Asus. I know every chip is different etc but I have seen ALOT of i5-2500k's at 4.8ghz and they average anywhere from 1.3vcore to 1.4vcore for the same overclock. I even see alot at 4.9ghz below 1.4 vcore.

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I wouldn't blame the board, a lot of people get 4.8 at 1.4v on that board

It is most likely just a voltage hungry chip
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I am nearly 1.5 though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by liamstears View Post

I wouldn't blame the board, a lot of people get 4.8 at 1.4v on that board
It is most likely just a voltage hungry chip

This.
I got little voltage hungry chip, Im 4.6GHz @ 1.432v
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Fair enough smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by krisco65 View Post

Fair enough smile.gif

Its just the luck of the draw im afraid, my 2500k was voltage hungry thats why I got rid of it then I got a 2600k and that wouldnt push past 4.5ghz so got rid of that and im now happy with my 2700k which gets 4.8 at 1.38 (ish I think if I remember correctly) and hopefully when new memory turns up I can push for 5ghz
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