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Hello, I'm looking to OC my 2500k and I have no experience whatsoever overclocking anything. I honestly don't know what to ask so I'll just throw up my system info and some common screenshots I've seen given.

System Info:
CPU: i5 2500k @ Turbo Speed is determining this tongue.gif. (See CPU-Z in Screenshot)
PSU: Corsair TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3
Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro (3.0)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 8-8-8-24
HDD: WD Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0 GB/s
GPU: GTX 580 1536 MB GDDR5
Aftermarket Cooling: Hyper 212 Plus
Case: HAF 922

Here is a screenshot of various programs . The max temps on real temp are from running a prime95 blend test with 4 torture tests.

Let me know what some safe goals are and how to achieve them, as I really have no idea where to start.
post #2 of 4
If all you want is a moderate overclock, say 4.4, then just go in the BIOS and change the Turbo Multipliers in the AI Tweaker menu (using the By All Cores setting) to 44. You can leave everything else on Auto for now. Boot up and run IntelBurnTest or Prime95 while watching the temps and volts. As long as they are reasonable, under about 1.375V and 80C at load, then you are all set. Continue checking for stability and you should be good to go. If the volts or temps are higher than that, you'll need to do some additional tweaking. But that board should be capable of getting that chip to 4.5 or so on Auto.
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Alright changed it to 44 and everything looks fine according to what you said. Max voltage was 1.320 (Avg at max load was about 1.312). Here's a screenshot of my max temps.
post #4 of 4
Looks great but you'll want to make sure temps don't go too high on p95, or IBT (and I agree with Force, keep under 80C).
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3770k delid 4.6 at 1.25 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Gigabyte 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Intel 730 WD20002FAEX Raid1 Samsung 850 Pro Heatkiller 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
DDC-1 & Swiftech Micro Res x3 HW Labs GTX 360 Radiator (Pelts Hot Side) Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 XT Coolit FreeZone (pelts & pelt water block only) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Custom Copper Heat Exchanger For Pelts HW Labs 120 Radiator (VGA) Win7 64/Linux SuSe Samsung 22" 1080 
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Saitek Eclipse II EVGA supernova 750 G2 Coolermaster Cosmos V1 Logitech mx518 
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