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Alright guys, a friend of mine got a new motherboard today, EVGA Z68 FTW, and his 2500 can now be overclocked via the multiplier and the voltage can be changed. I have no idea how this is possible, but it works, check it out:


He got into Windows with these settings


Just showing that it can go even higher, he never tired to boot with this, it was only to see how high it would go.


Voltage can be changed



Whats going on guys?!?!?
Edited by TB13 - 11/20/12 at 5:00pm
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when you put 50 as your multiplier are you hitting f10 and booting into windows? im sure you would get a blue screen right away?
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post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by snitchkilla11 View Post

when you put 50 as your multiplier are you hitting f10 and booting into windows? im sure you would get a blue screen right away?

No, I was just seeing if it would go higher than 40, which it will.
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can we get CPU-Z validation? this is really interesting to me... perhaps a 2500k slipped through in a 2500 batch?
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can we get CPU-Z validation? this is really interesting to me... perhaps a 2500k slipped through in a 2500 batch?

Yeah, I will get him to get one in a bit. Everything says its a 2500, but its ability to be overclocked via the multiplier makes it a 2500k, weird deal...
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oh you can put in the max..it doesnt save the settings till you hit f10..you could put 11000000000 in there..doesnt mean its going to boot at that. you can overclock non k chips..just no where near as far..when i had my i7 3820 i oc that to 4.2 no problem
Edited by snitchkilla11 - 11/20/12 at 5:06pm
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oh you can put in the max..it doesnt save the settings till you hit f10..you could put 11000000000 in there..doesnt mean its going to boot at that. you can overclock non k chips..just no where near as far

Well yeah, but its a 2500, not a 2500k so the ability to even change it is what it crazy. The 2500 is suppose to have a locked multiplier.
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or try 45, 50 whatever and hit enter and see if it updates, well atleast i trued that on my wifes old 2600 non k and GB z68.. i could put in 50 and hit enter and automatically it would change to 42, all i know is the 2600 non k has a multi of 42 but i could never get it to overclock past 40.. as said tho with your board it might be different and you have to hit f10, then enter BIOS again and a bet its reverted back..
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I was completely capable of posting this MYSELF.

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haha cool. wrong packaging/labeling maybe?
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