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Edit: Looking to OC to 4.0 but I don't really know what my motherboard settings should be. This is my first ever unlocked mobo.
Edited by Zyphur - 2/17/12 at 8:47am
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why not 4GHz and up? the chip is made for overclocking even without or with a little voltage change.
Edited by croy - 2/17/12 at 6:36am
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post #3 of 13
Almost all 2500k's can go to at least 4.5ghz, 1.288-1.31v seem to be popular voltages for 4.5ghz.

It's easy to get it to 4.5 so you might as well. you bought the K version so you could OC it smile.gif
post #4 of 13
im assuming your using the stock cooler. As for the OC, most likely useless to you. My reasoning is you have a high end unlockable cpu and have chose to leave it near stock clocks, which makes me assume you have no real desire or need for overclocking. Until you get a decent sink and want to get 4.5+, just leave it be. Or just increase multi to 38 and see what happens, if it BSODs or anything just throw it back down to 35 since you dont want to play with vcore
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post #5 of 13
Well, it turbos to 3.9 by default so I think you could get away with turning off the power limits and overspeed protection. Leave everything like it is unless you want to run 3.5-3.8 constantly (Why you would want that I don't know)

For 3.5-3.8 you won't need to change voltages or anything like that. I have no idea how bad the stock cooler is but I think it should be able to handle it if you have somewhat decent airflow in your case.

Hopefully someone with a Gigabyte motherboard will pop in here to give you the details on which settings are where
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I'd very much like to go to 4.0 but I honestly don't really know how besides changing it to 40x and whether or not it will be fine with stock heatsink+fan.

Note: My case has quite a bit of fans and has good airflow (IMO), and yesterday when I was doing the part changes and such with the side panel off, it was running around 36-38 temp.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Zyphur View Post

I'd very much like to go to 4.0 but I honestly don't really know how besides changing it to 40x and whether or not it will be fine with stock heatsink+fan.
Note: My case has quite a bit of fans and has good airflow (IMO), and yesterday when I was doing the part changes and such with the side panel off, it was running around 36-38 temp.

there are quick n simple how to's all over ocn. 4.5 is nearly guarenteed with minor voltage adjustments, and maybe some changing of bios options. all stuff you'll find in the DIY's here. you can do it! thumb.gif
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Im pretty certain that 4.0 is entirely possible with the stock cooler. Just a matter of turning up the multi.
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Im pretty certain that 4.0 is entirely possible with the stock cooler. Just a matter of turning up the multi.

So would I just go in and change the multiplier to 40 and then save exit?

First time with an unlocked mobo and have no idea on what settings to use.
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post #10 of 13
a) I see you got your video probs ironed out
b) you should be OK up to 4.1 on stock cooler
brb with what the voltage should be...(gotta reboot)
voltage of 1.24-1.27 (in windows)
ignore the bios voltage..it's generally off
That should get you to 4.1-4.2 or so..probably be @ your thermal limit there
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