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New to overclocking..I have 2500K and a Z68-MA-D2H-B3 Gigabyte motherboard!

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I've done a lot of research and my goal is to OC to 4.2. Any help on how to accomplish this would be greatly appreciated.
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Check this:

http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet
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post #3 of 14
For that low an overclock you can just leave everything on Auto but change the Turbo Multiplier (or CPU Ratio, they do the same thing on Gigabyte boards) to 42. Check the volts (CPU-Z) and temps (Coretemp/Realtemp) while stress testing (Prime95 or IBT), but the board should handle that speed just fine.
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Will i be able to notice the diffrence with that low of OC or should I OC to say 4.5-5.0
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How about you start with reading all the overclocking guides here first? They explain things very well.
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post #6 of 14
It might not be noticeably faster in all things, but that's a 10% overclock (and really easy) so it's worth doing. Once you get comfortable with it (and verify the temps/volts) you can push a little farther if you want to. Something like 4.4 is kind of the sweet spot where you can still have low volts and temps, but a nice boost to performance.
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Also what a safe volt/ temp when running the stress test for 4.2?
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Ok thanks guys, except for you stige smile.gif
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Also what a safe volt/ temp when running the stress test for 4.2?

Anything under 1.35V is fine for a 2500K at that speed. Probably will be around 1.3V.
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Ok thanks guys, except for you stige smile.gif

You do realize we could avoid a lot of these threads if people like you actually bothered to read the guides first before posting? They explain pretty much everything to you.
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