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Hey guys, I just ordered my new upgrade bundle for ~300€.

It consists of:

Intel® Core™ i5-2500K
MSI P67A-C43 (B3)
G.Skill DIMM 4 GB DDR3-1600 Kit

It will take some time to arrive, as the Mainboard isn't shipped to the retailer yet, and MSI just said that they would ship it to the stores somewhen in march.

Nethertheless I want to inform myself of overclocking my new system right now, so that I can instantly start tuning it when it arrives. I am experienced with "oldschool" overclocking, but with those new mainboards it seems to be kinda different, as they've got this new BIOS thingy.

What I basically want is 4Ghz / Core. How would I achieve that with this mainboard?

I also read about the OC Genie that comes with the mainboard... It seems to push your system up to 4,2Ghz, which would be okay with me as well. Is this thing safe and efficient? Does anybody have any experiences with that? I don't want to risk too much (hardwareside), as I'm still a student and don't have that much money

Thanks for any help
post #2 of 16
Check this out: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ore-i5-2500k/1
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post #3 of 16
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The article is about the MSI's P67A-GD55 and it doesn't cover the OC Genie. It just says its there but doesn't say if its good/bad and what advantages/disadvantages and risks there are.
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What I forgot to say, the system should be able to do 24/7 without damaging the hardware (cpu, mainboard)
post #5 of 16
change the vcore to 1.3v, and the multiplier anywhere between 40x (for 4ghz) and 45x (for 4.5ghz) and it'll run fine.
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post #6 of 16
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Whats about the fan thats coming with the boxed version?

Is it any good? I dont care about its level of noise just about the cooling it does

edit:

Also which tool should I use to determine the CPUs temperature? And up to which point are they acceptable?
Edited by ShadowBSE - 3/6/11 at 12:28pm
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Good link.
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Is there still an option to unlink CPU and RAM in that EFI Interface when overclocking? I remember doing this for my E6600, as otherwise the RAM voltages would have gone nuts xD

For now I guess I will just apply 1.28v and go for 4.0Ghz and then observe the temperatures with the stock boxed fan...
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Is there still an option to unlink CPU and RAM in that EFI Interface when overclocking? I remember doing this for my E6600, as otherwise the RAM voltages would have gone nuts xD

For now I guess I will just apply 1.28v and go for 4.0Ghz and then observe the temperatures with the stock boxed fan...

No, haven't been able to do that since LGA 775.
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For now I guess I will just apply 1.28v and go for 4.0Ghz and then observe the temperatures with the stock boxed fan...
If you don't want to have your heart pounding and check your realtemp every 5 mins while playing some crazy ass hardware consuming game I would recommend to get an aftermarket cooler...
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