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Hey all, i'm very new to overclocking so just keep that in mind. I recently built a new gaming rig with the i5 2500k on the Gigabyte P67A-UD3 mobo with the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro cooler.

Without reading much about overclocking the mobo came with a nifty little overclocking 1 button gizmo. So with that one button I of course click the 4.0GHz twin turbo and restart my computer. Ran fine for a bit then after I put a very small amount of stress on the system, Bsod. I blamed it on drivers, etc and wiped the computer clean. Once again I clicked the nifty little button, but instead I chose the 3.5GHz(I believe) overclock which ran stable. I then began to read into overclocking and realized I should have just done the whole thing through bios. So on the nifty gigabyte program I chose default oc and restarted my computer, loaded up bios and followed a walkthrough on how to OC the 2500k to 4.5GHz.

I followed the guide to a T but I could never get my computer to boot to windows. Anywho I ran Speccy to check out my CPU temps and I saw that I was idling at 50C+ and running Prime it pushed up to 97C. I then did some reading around on the website, installed CPU-Z and compared my numbers to others.

Things i've noticed(that may be obvious to you in the pictures) my bus speed never achieves 100MHz when everybody elses is over, my Core Voltage is much lower than most everybody elses, and when I run a dxdiag it says i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHZ. I got my computer to idle at 45C then I opened up my computer, re applied thermal compound differently(Did the grain of rice rather than the line) now i'm running 60C idle. What am I doing wrong? I'm open to try anything, and I can download any programs needed to test, or upload any screenshots at your request.

My main goal is to non overclocked get it stable at a reasonable temp, then overclock it to 4 or 4.5GHz and maintain safe temperatures at full load. Sorry for all the text, I wanted to make sure I described the situation as best as possible. Thanks in advance

Edited by Dewiro - 1/17/11 at 1:19pm
post #2 of 15
god thats hard on my eyes to read. may be reseat the heatsink and what kind of thermal paste did you use? also was the 1 click OC in the BIOS/UEFI whatever its called now a days or is it software?
Edited by labbu63 - 1/17/11 at 1:06pm
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try using line breaks in your posts, makes it much easier to read.

in all likelihood the AC Freezer 7 Pro isn't going to be sufficient for OCing this chip. 97C is wayyyyy to hot, thermal throttling apparently starts to occur in the mid-90s and you could very well damage your chip (hopefully you haven't). I've let my chip reach about 81C during testing, but I wouldn't want to go any higher than about 85C for even a few seconds.

idling at 50C is crazy. I idle around 33C.

I'd highly recommend heading over to the air cooling forum and getting recommendations for a new cooler (I'm rather out of date on coolers, but my ol' TRUE works fine).

But the other question I have to ask is what is your case setup like? You'll want multiple intake fans for sure. I'm currently using the Antec 600 with a 230mm top intake, two 120mm front intakes, a 120mm side intake, and one rear 120mm exhaust. And you'll want good cable management to allow air to flow.
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I don't wish to sound rude, but please split your post into paragraphs. It's impossible to read like that.
post #5 of 15
first thing is definatly change the cpu cooler its not sufficiant enough to cool your chip even stock cooling on the customer pc i got on test bed at the moment is idling at 28c full load is 65c thats at 3.8ghz.. on a 2500k im waiting on delivery of a corsair h70cpu cooler for him to install then this system is ready to go..

if you dont want an AIO water cooler like the h50/h70 but want a good aftermarket air cooler for the 2500k then look at thermalright/noctua or the updated version of your current cooling solution Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 which is near dead silent and very happy at 4.0ghz..
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Whats your bios vcore? And like some other people have said your cooler is probably mounted wrong. And it wasn't that hard to read unless you got the attention span of a bird.
    
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post #7 of 15
I have the same cooler as you have and when i first installed it the cooler did not properly get seated on the cpu. I had very similar temps as you have now but i was using an e8400 cpu.
Make sure all clamps are properly seated and you will be fine.
I would suggest the h50 or h70 coler from corsair. It is a water cooler and easy to install. But it will only fit in your case if you can have a rear 120mm fan in your case.
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What everyone above said.

Not related to the temps etc but also do yourself a favor and go into the bios to set your ram at it's rated speeds 1000Mhz at 9-9-9-24 is rather horrible :l
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And it wasn't that hard to read unless you got the attention span of a bird.
Most of OCN's members are from America, sadly.
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Edited and spaced it kind of randomly. My case is the HAF 932, plenty of airflow and the cable management in that case is godlike. Definitely not the issue. I paid 30$ for this CPU cooler and from my understanding water cooling starts at around 60-70. I used Arctic silver 5, and the 1 button OC was just software. I guess i'm going to remove the current cooler and put the stock cooler on until I can get this one returned and get a new one. I'm just confused of why even without overclocking it's sitting at 60 idle

Edit: Going to double check the mounting on the cooler
Edited by Dewiro - 1/17/11 at 1:27pm
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