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How far can one push a 4+1 power phase (2500k + Asrock Z77 Pro3)?

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So, I've got the Asrock Z77 Pro3, which has a 4+1 power phase design. How far should I be able to safely push my 2500k before the motherboard can/will take damage? I don't want to push it so it'll die on me. However, I'm currently at 4.6GHz rock solid (default vcore), and was wondering if a 5GHz mark would be possible as a 24/7 overclock (if the CPU lets me)?

I see the Z68 Pro3 has a similar 4+1+1 power phase, but the 1+1 is for graphics cards right? So, how far do you Z68 Pro3 owners (and others with a 4+x power phase) keep your overclock? Keep in mind, I look for a 24/7 overclock, not just benchmarking...
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Lol, I got my i5-2500k to 4.9ghz @ 1.50vcore on a 4 + 2 phase design.

heres the kicker.... it has no mosfets! tongue.gif

I really didn't think it would clock up that high at first.

i'd say you can make it to 4.8 no problem.

5.0 is kinda pushing it, if you can get the vcore locked than your all good, and if temps stay bellow 80c
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post #3 of 24
I wouldn't push it that hard since it's a accident waiting to happen. I would keep it at 4.4 and call it a day since your not going to see a huge difference unless you are benching the 2500k.
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Asrocks phase's and mosfets are top notch. I can hit 4.2 at about 1.35v and its rock solid. Just make sure they aren't hitting the 90c+ range.
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Lol, I'd say keep it at 4.6 if your afraid to go further.
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I believe you can get 4.8GHz no problem. A board doesn't need to be top notch to push an easily powered 2500K. A 2600k- 2700k is another story though.

But a 2500k would be safe to push on that board imo.
    
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Lol, I got my i5-2500k to 4.9ghz @ 1.50vcore on a 4 + 2 phase design.
heres the kicker.... it has no mosfets! tongue.gif
I really didn't think it would clock up that high at first.
i'd say you can make it to 4.8 no problem.
5.0 is kinda pushing it, if you can get the vcore locked than your all good, and if temps stay bellow 80c

Your motherboard uses buck converters for its vrms it has mosfets under the heat sinks.
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Your motherboard uses buck converters for its vrms it has mosfets under the heat sinks.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_LX/#CPUS

my board (( current working board ))

Maybe I worded it wrong.

"no heatsink"
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http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_LX/#CPUS
does that really have mosfets... I don't really think so xD

You're thinking of VRM heatsinks, not MOSFETs. tonguesmiley.gif

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/voltmods/21

mosfets.jpg

^^Those are MOSFETs.
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Mosfets just no heatsinks
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