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Hi guys, at Intel pages, there is mentioned, that 2500K supports only memory types DDR3-1066/1333. I am new for overclocking, so maybe it´s a silly question, but, does it mean, that overclocking of memories is meaningless?

I have 2x 4GB kit on 1333 MHz. Do you think, it is enough for 2500K?

Thanks for your opinions!


PS: I purchased motherboard ASUS P8P67 PRO (still waiting for vendor to get it :-) Is there any possibility to see any "lame step-by-step manual", how to overclock 2500K to 4.5 GHz "safely and EASILY"? As i said before - I am really new for overclocking and I´ve read "Sin0822 manual" (great job! :-), but it is for Gigabyte motherboard and I don´t understand half of things :-( Thank you for possible hints, where to look for any "simple lame manual" :-))
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Considering that overclocking is now done with multiplier rather than increasing the base clock rate RAM has become much less of an issue for overclocking. I think you will be fine with 1333 ram.
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Thank you Tickle :-)
I still read over and over Sins manual of overclocking 2500K and have a really hard time (especially in places, where is explained how everything works :-( I don´t know what in text is necessary and what I may pass :-( Just wanna to simple OC to 4.5 GHz and I will be much more than satisfied with my "1st overclocking successful experience"! :-) If you would have any really simple and safe step by step manual, I would appreciate it very, very much!


PS: especially I worry about http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...take-note.html and don´t wanna to make any "bad luck" mistake :-(
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Overclocking these things is cake. I set everything to auto and only increased voltage. Managed to bench at 5.2ghz. I'm sure stability a good bit below that would require almost no changes.
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Thank you Mike, so you say, that only rising of voltage is enough? Well, so why so many texts about it? Isn´t there any hitch?
I know only one thing. I want to stand very far far away from BCLK Base Clock...
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I used a P8P67 mb with the 2500k. I left all voltage on auto, changed a few phase settings and LLC, other than that all auto.

I only raised the multi, up to the point where it wouldn't boot. It kept getting stuck at the windows login screen. To help with higher multi, I had to lower bclk a tad. It moves in tenths, so 99.8 bclk, might be enough. I ended up around 98.1 bclk to boot with the 54x multi.

I'm assuming all chips are differently and respond differently to voltage and bclk settings, along with overclocking potential.

I really think it's easier than it seems. Actually, I'd say it's too easy.
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I used a P8P67 mb with the 2500k. I left all voltage on auto, changed a few phase settings and LLC, other than that all auto.

I only raised the multi, up to the point where it wouldn't boot. It kept getting stuck at the windows login screen. To help with higher multi, I had to lower bclk a tad. It moves in tenths, so 99.8 bclk, might be enough. I ended up around 98.1 bclk to boot with the 54x multi.

I'm assuming all chips are differently and respond differently to voltage and bclk settings, along with overclocking potential.

I really think it's easier than it seems. Actually, I'd say it's too easy.
If you lower the Bclk settings wont it make your whole system slower though? I thought I read you are not supposed to mess with it because it will cause your mobo to run out of spec. I have a i5 2500k/asus p67 pro coming next week so I am trying to find out everything I can. Thanks.
    
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Overclocking on paper is a bunch of numbers and figures that are very hard to understand, the reality is that once you have a good grasp of it it is pretty intuitive.
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Overclocking these things is cake. I set everything to auto and only increased voltage. Managed to bench at 5.2ghz. I'm sure stability a good bit below that would require almost no changes.
Temps? What did you end up clocking yours to for 24/7?
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