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noob overclocker need some help 7(i5 2500k)

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
hello

i recently got my new gamer pc and i was woundering if i can/should overclock it. i do not have much overclocking experience so it would be really nice if someone could take the time and tell me how to do it step by step.

Mobo : Asus p8p67 pro
CPU : i5 2500k (corsair H50 cooler)
Ram : corsair vengeance ddr3 1600mhz cl 9
gpu : gtx 570
psu: corsair hx 650

im looking for a stable clock i can use 24/7 , what do you guys recommend ?
post #2 of 10
With Voltage at 1.3 manually, u should be able to hit 4.5. If your comp doesn't start or crashes, change to 1.35 or move from 4.5 to 4.4. How high u wanna go?
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
4.5 sounds good

should i enable/disable any settings or jusr set the vcore and multiplier to 1.3 and 45 ?
post #4 of 10
with mine (i7 2600k)
i turned voltage to manual (1.384v)
changed multiplier to 48
turned off all energy saving/intel speed step/turbo options

the hardest part is finding the right voltage, in my (very limited) experience

try keep your temps below 75c, thats what I have aimed for anyway, the highest I see is 76c in a stress test, I'm hoping some new fans for my cooler will knock that down slightly

run Prime95 for an hour, it will either stop or blue screen if its not stable, get the blue screen code and check it agaist this http://www.overclock.net/general-pro...hen-ocing.html its a list of the BSOD codes and how to fix it

after you get it stable with Prime95 for 1 hour run it for longer, also keep an eye on your temps, if you don't already have them everything you need is in the downloads section here http://www.overclock.net/downloads/

hope this helps, I'm still a noob at overclocking, someone else will be along with better/more advice than I can give
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD writer H70 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24inch 1080p HDTV 
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Why does my ASUS AI Program show me the cores overclocked then it seems to go back to a normal slower OC ?

I'm confused... I usually work with Gigabyte boards, this is my first ASUS P8P67LE with the 2600k
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks for good answers

i think i got the voltage / multiplier stuff.
but what im not sure of yet is the settings under cpu configuration or something like that , think one of the is speedstep and turbo mode cant remember the rest. what should i do with them ? some say leave them on and others turn them off
post #7 of 10
Turn off the speedstep and turbo modes,
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
oc 4,5 ghz at 1.3v

been running prime95 blend test for 1 hour now temps at 56-60.

how long should i run prime ?
temps ok so far ?
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Knutzen View Post
oc 4,5 ghz at 1.3v

been running prime95 blend test for 1 hour now temps at 56-60.

how long should i run prime ?
temps ok so far ?
Temps are good. run for 6-24 hours everybody is differn't in terms of how long they think is stable. I do inbetween 6-12 hours depending on how much time I had.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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post #10 of 10
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Thanks Sir overkill

it was stable for around 5 hours at 4.5 ghz @ 1.3 without any errors so i deacided to go alittle futher

atm im trying out 4.8 Ghz @ 1.37 , but do u recommend running this high for a 24/7 use ?

just one more (noob) question , how do i take screenshots in the bios ?

edit: got way to high temps just after a few mins , so went down to 4.7 Ghz and 1.32 vcore
Edited by Knutzen - 3/14/11 at 4:28pm
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