Originally Posted by venomblade
Well i'm about to get a whole new rig with an i5 2500k, first intel cpu...so i'm used to tweaking the fsb and raising mult for amd..is it the same with the 2500k? I've read people just up the multi until it's unstable with a 2500k, like a black edition amd cpu, is this true? Also, what are some OCs I'm guaranteed to get. I heard that 1.3v is perfect for 4.5ghz..results may vary ofcourse though..
Simply a case of upping the multi and vcore, after around 4.5 ghz you need to turn on a few extra bios options but overall it is almost too easy to overclock these new sandybridge cpu's
1.3v is pretty usual for 4.5ghz but some need more some less id say start @ around 1.35v for 4.5ghz and work your way down in voltage untill it remains stable. My chip needs a tad over 1.4 to be stable under load @ 4.8ghz. going from 4.5ghz to 4.8ghz needs a big jump in voltageEdited by Chewy - 4/22/11 at 4:37pm