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Do i need to undervolt my i5 2500k?

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im new to overclocking, so for my first try i used the asus turbov evo program to do it for me, and it took it to 4.8 ghz, however i realized later that the core voltage when playing a game got to 1.5 V. do i need to undervolt this? would doing this change the overclock at all? please help as i am new to this and unsure as to what i should do.

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post #2 of 16
drop down the voltage in small increments, then test if its stable. 1.5v is too high
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in turbov evo i can adjust cpu voltage. right now it says its at 1.37, however ive seen it at 1.55 so what do i do. and how do i test it? i do not know what to do.
post #4 of 16
a) uninstall turboV before you have to reinstall your OS
b)to test...run prime95
c)you also should download realtemp 3.67 and monitor your temps
hwmonitor is also good for checking voltages/temps
 
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.......what? why would i have to reinstall my os
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because "turbov" auto overclocks raise the baseclock which corrupts data
what's your baseclock set at?
 
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whoa idk about reinstalling im sure it will be ok this isnt pci express freq were talking about here
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post #8 of 16
Check out this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet

Also, I recommend doing a search here or on google for reviews of your motherboard. Most reviews include BIOS and overclocking sections that you could follow.
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post #9 of 16
Go here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet/0_30

And do some reading first. Learn to overclock manually. It is not hard with Sandy Bridge and you will have it set correctly. TurboV is not recommended.
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

because "turbov" auto overclocks raise the baseclock which corrupts data
what's your baseclock set at?

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