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Help on overclocking my 2500K (Can my board handle overclocking well?)

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to make a long story short. got laid off. sold my last rig. A buddy of mine donated his 2500K & gigabyte board to me and I built it up from there. I want to overclock my 2500K but I dont know how or if the board is good enough to handle a good OC.

 

2500K

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 

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post #2 of 15
Check this out.
post #3 of 15
The guide Fremish linked should do you well.

As to how well that specific board OC's I am unsure, but I am currently using a 2600K and my gpu is a 980ti and as far as gaming goes, I have no issues and they do VERY well. I have my 2600K at stock, but I did overclock it to 5.0Ghz without too much effort.

Coolingwise I have a 360 Rad in push in a loop with CPU/GPU. I don't remember temps when it was OC's, but at stock its usually 30ish idle and 40ish while gaming.

So you should be able to OC it, if you want.
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post #4 of 15
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Thx guys going to OC it tonight
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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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I love making out with Sandy on a Bridge. mmmm my baby still going strong after 6 years, ye ye bb

she loves being OC'd, go for it bruh
    
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by caenlen View Post

I love making out with Sandy on a Bridge. mmmm my baby still going strong after 6 years, ye ye bb

she loves being OC'd, go for it bruh

Even at stock I'm having zero issues almost maxing out Witcher 3 with my 1060. Every setting on ultra except 2 on high.

I have shadows on medium and AA is off tho. Game still looks amazing.

The 2500k and 1060 are kicking butt together. The 2500k is a little beast. I'm going to OC it here in about 15 mins
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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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post #7 of 15
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so i was able to overclock on stock voltage to 4.0ghz and im noticing my cooler is not able to keep up with temps all too well. I have a DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40. any stress testing results in 84C but while gaming it stays at 69c. im going to have to wait to try for 4.5ghz until I can save for a better cooler. I fear anything higher is going to run me well into the mid even high 70s

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2500K (4.2ghz) GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Gigabyte 1060 3GB Adata XPG DDR3 1600 8GB 
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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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post #8 of 15
Congrats on the overclock! Cooling will require work and isn't something we all haven't dealt with once or twice.
post #9 of 15
Your Seasonic S12II you have listed under your sig uses the old outdated group regulation scheme which at a point will hold your overclocking back
A modern PSU that uses DC-DC would give you better/higher and more stable overclocking results.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Your Seasonic S12II you have listed under your sig uses the old outdated group regulation scheme which at a point will hold your overclocking back
A modern PSU that uses DC-DC would give you better/higher and more stable overclocking results.

 

thanks for that info but ill have to stick with it. Im fine with 4.0ghz i got laid off last thursday so until I can land a new job PSU is going to have to stay

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K (4.2ghz) GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Gigabyte 1060 3GB Adata XPG DDR3 1600 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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Rosewill Nautilus  Havit Magic Eagle Steel series (world of warcraft) GX Gaming 2.1 (Onboard Audio) 
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2500K (4.2ghz) GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Gigabyte 1060 3GB Adata XPG DDR3 1600 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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Rosewill Nautilus  Havit Magic Eagle Steel series (world of warcraft) GX Gaming 2.1 (Onboard Audio) 
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