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Overclocking my new 2500k

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Hey guys I just got my new rig built and I want to try and overclock some as soon as I get off work. My ultimate goal would be 4.5ghz 24/7 (or at least whenever my pc is actually turned on).

I know my MB has auto overclock but I'm sure that's not the best or reccomended. My main questions really are what are some of the features that need to be disabled? Seems like when I got my core 2 duo I was told to turn some things off.

One thing I want off for sure is the throttling of my cpu speed. I don't care that it "saves" power, If I clock my cpu to 4.5ghz I won't it to run at 4.5ghz 24/7 and not just when it thinks I need it to run at 4.5ghz.

Any help or tips would be appreciated. Nothing is to noob as I do have experience and have done it before but it's been awhile and the knowledge never seems to stay with me to well from upgrade to upgrade frown.gif
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Heya, the first thing I can give you as some sort of advice si to have a look here, a thread where lots of great overclockers shared their experiences smile.gif.

I'm not the best at overclocking at all, but as far as I know with my own 2500k, it reaches 4,5Ghz quite easily.
You might even be able to reach it without changing the cpu voltage, depends on your cpu. Since the K-series are unlocked, you can just use the multiplier to change the frequency. No need to touch anything else but cpu voltage and the multiplier to be honest, in case you're going for a 4,5 overclock. If you want a higher (stable) frequency, there might be some modifications needed in your settings, but I won't be abel to help with that, I'm not experienced enough tongue.gif.

Overclocking demands patience from the user, since step-by-step overclocking is the way to go. Don't 'charge' at 4,5, start at lower frequencies and keep up with them in voltages if needed. It's preferred to increase your cpu voltage with very small steps (eg: 0,05v) and try to keep it under 1,5v (should be able to do so with an average OC goal).

This is pretty much all advice I can give you right now... Good luck smile.gif.
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