Originally Posted by Mirob0t
Ahh thanks man, im getting my hopes back!!
so how far should i OC my Cpu and wich Voltage should i use?
also what overclock settigns shall i use on my R9 290?
Yea dont' worry your gpu seems totally fine
Unlock voltage control in afterburner and start seeing what you can get out of it. Make sure your fan profile is set to where the card doesn't get much over 75c or so. With +100mv added most people can get around 1100 - 1150 on the core clock. Memory can vary quite a bit but no need to go over 1500 in games.
Just do it little by little.
As far as your cpu I'd scout out the sandybridge owners thread. Should be plenty of bios settings with voltage/ core comparisons. I haven't had a 2500k in a long while I don't remember what my voltage was but I honestly didn't care either. I know it ended up being higher than what a lot of people considered ideal hahahaha. But it was a beast!