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Am I overclocking this i5 2500k/GA-Z77-D3H properly? I'm afraid I'm doing something very wrong...

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Ok, so my CPU is a Core i5 2500k, running on a Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. the cooler is a Cooler Master Hyper 212+, with two fans in push/pull.

I ran Intel BurnTest for 20 minutes in Very High mode, passed well. I also ran Prime95 for 8 hours and it didn't crash. In fact, I'm still here posting from the same session.

Here's a screenshot of CPU-Z and RealTemp after I ran Prime95. The max temps reached are listed in the image.



Motherboard settings
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Internal CPU PLL Overvoltage - Disabled
Intel TurboBoost - Enabled
Turbo ratio for all cores - 40
Turbo Power Limits - Auto (sset at 95)
Core current limit - Auto (set at 97)
CPU core enabled - 4
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) - Auto
C3/C6 State support - Enabled
CPU Thermal Monitor - Auto
CPU EIST Function - Auto

System Memory Multiplier - 16.00 (From 13.33)
Performance Enhance - Normal
DRAM Timing Selectable - Auto
Current DRAM Votlage - 1.5V

3D Power Control
PWM Phase control - Auto
VCore Voltage Response - Fast
VCore Loading Calibration - High
GFX Voltage Loadline Calibration - Auto
VCore protection - Auto (Set at 250mV)
VCore current protection - Auto
VCore PWM Thermal Protection - Auto

CPU Core Voltage control
CPU Vcore - 1.285V
CPU Vtt - Auto (Set at 1.060V)
CPU PLL - Auto (Set at 1.8V)
IMC - Auto Set at (0.925V)

However, I feel like I'm doing something very, very wrong with my overclock. Call me paranoid but I feel like I did something I should have not done in a setting.

Any suggestions or warnings?
Edited by Icekilla - 12/13/12 at 8:43am
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Can you list all of your settings?

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Everything seems fine, voltage and temps are good. Post your BIOS settings and we'll have a look smile.gif
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Updated OP with UEFI settings.
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Should I try going higher?
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Yes, you've got some headroom on the temps, and the voltage is good, so I would try for 4.4 or 4.5. Should be able to do 4.5 with 1.3~1.35V or so.
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Looks good although don't know why the multiplier you have in bios is 40 but in cpuz its 42, I'm guessing you didn't typo with by our settings? While I'm not totally familiar with gigabyte bios settings things look good, nearly every 2500k can get 4.5ghz so if you like try for that. If your happy with 4.2ghz your temps are good, if you havent already try finding the minimum voltage needed though for stability at that setting so you don't run more than needed as well.
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Is 1.35V safe? Perhaps I should try setting up0 1.3V and try 4.4GHz, but I don't know how safe that would be for my CPU.

Also, I'll double check the multiplier.
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1.35v is ok. Just keep an eye on load temps
    
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I wouldn't go over 1.4V, anything under that is fine smile.gif
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