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I'm new to overclocking, in fact really new, I overclocked my newly built computer's i5-2500k to 5GHz, but with the Asus auto-tuning feature.
I think I have a good processor, I've read a lot of forums about 2500ks, only 5% get close to 5GHz. The only problem is my voltage keeps going high I think, Some forums say 1.6v for i5-2500k is max voltage, mine keeps changing cause the auto-tuning, it changes from 1.42v to 1.58v @ 5GHz. My question is: is the voltage too high and how can I manually overclock to 5GHz without using auto-tuning?
    
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go to ur bios and change ur cpu voltage from auto to manual, and put 1.42v so it could stop changing.
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it's better off if u read some sandy bridge overclocking guide it would be better for u, google is ur friend:thumb:
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Change the voltage to offset mode and add about +0.05 - 0.1 Make sure you stress test it using prime95 for at least 5 hrs, and keep an eye on your temps, try not to let them get above 80C, if they do, lower your OC and drop the voltages a bit.
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First of all, you really should knock it back down to stock clocks / volts for now. 1.58v is enough to damage your chip, I've seen it done many times. 1.52v is the max safe according to Intel, so that's what I stick to.

Secondly, read this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet/2240#post_14466483

That should get you going with a decent overclock manually set the right way. Don't forget you need to pass at least 12 hours of Prime95 custom blended (forcing all RAM usage you can fit). And yeah, don't let you temperatures pass 85*C at all.

I go by the 1.52v / 85*C limits with my chip, and its still alive and kicking. I bought mine on launch day.
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Offset mode is better than a set voltage because it drops the voltage when speedstep kicks in, to reduce idle temps, use less power and extend the life of the processor.
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Originally Posted by pierowheelz View Post

Offset mode is better than a set voltage because it drops the voltage when speedstep kicks in, to reduce idle temps, use less power and extend the life of the processor.

Yes, offset is better. However its actually better to START with a manual voltage to find what kind of voltages you're going to need to run stable. Once you're stable with manual voltages, you'll want to enable offset and then tweak till its stable with offset (and make sure it doesn't get idle BSOD's with offset).
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Thanks for advise, I put it in manual mode and set to 1.42v and seems to stay below 1.43, but I'm still going to take your advise and start reading more about manually overclocking, I think I got a good chip that can probably go to 5.2 24/7 if I knew what I was doing manually. By the way even at 1.5v my temps always stay below 65 celcius, but now I shouldn't worry bout blowing up my chip, thanks
    
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