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First time overclocking manually - Intel Core i5-2500k

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I finished my new PC today and I want to overclock my i5-2500k. I've got a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ with push/pull fans on an Asus P8P67 PRO mobo.

I was thinking about following this guide: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ridge-review/5

I just wanted to check with experienced overclockers on how to go about achieving 4.5ghz and their opinions on that guide. Also, is it worth OCing more than 4.0ghz just for gaming? I played the Crysis 2 demo without OCing anything (Asus GTX 480 for GPU) and it ran on full at 1920x1080 with out any performance issues at all, I didn't have anything to measure FPS with but it ran smooth as butter and I'd guess it was around 60fps.

Cheers in advance.
Edited by Ashdown - 3/7/11 at 7:01pm
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post #2 of 4
why not go to 4.5Ghz... its a sandy bridge.. isnt that why you bought it.. thats why us 950 owners envy you anyways :-P if your temps are fine and well below 80c on realtemp under full load for several hours at 4.5 just run it at that the sandy bridge architecture design difference allows it to run higher ghz at lower temps
    
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I'll definitely try it at 4.5ghz, I was just thinking that there might not be much point in stressing the CPU unnecessarily, especially with my CPU cooler.
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post #4 of 4
Go to 4.5Ghz get your stable config and lowest vcore.. and get everything stable.. at least 10 passes of IBT (intel burn test) if not 30... and 12 hours of prime 95 at Blend.. if not 24 hours.. Thann.. just go down to 4.1 4.2 and cruise there for 24/7/365 and you will rock out a lonnnggg fun life and more than ample computer and when time comes.. you can bump it to 4.5ghz if not higher with your already known bios config...
    
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