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Hello,
I just put together my newly updated system including a 2500k CPU and ASRock Extreme4 Mobo. Could someone please walk me through the process to begin overclocking this setup? I will need to be told which utilities to download as well as I first overclocked 3 years ago and I have forgotten everything since.

I am using a Kuhler 620 cooler so I'm hoping I can push this thing a bit.

Thank you.
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Can someone please point me in the right direction?
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Thank you!
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by nemlich22 View Post
Thank you!
You're welcome. Best of luck in you're overclocking ventures! If you have any specific problems or questions after going through that guide feel free to ask.
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post #6 of 8
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So I'm following the instructions and have upped my multiplier to 20x (it was 16x in my bios originally). I am now running Prime95 with CPU-Z and RealTemp up. My problem is that RealTemp is displaying a 0% load during this and CPU-Z is only showing 1995.5 MHz. What am I doing wrong?
Edited by nemlich22 - 4/23/11 at 12:47am
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by nemlich22 View Post
So I'm following the instructions and have upped my multiplier to 20x (it was 16x in my bios originally). I am now running Prime95 with CPU-Z and RealTemp up. My problem is that RealTemp is displaying a 0% load during this and CPU-Z is only showing 1995.5 MHz. What am I doing wrong?
100mhz * the multiplier 20 is 2000mhz so there is no problem there. I wouldn't worry about what Realtemp says, when you press ctrl + shift + esc to bring up task manager do you see all the cores usage at 100%?
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
100mhz * the multiplier 20 is 2000mhz so there is no problem there. I wouldn't worry about what Realtemp says, when you press ctrl + shift + esc to bring up task manager do you see all the cores usage at 100%?
My bios originally said 16 so I was worried to start with 40, but I've set it at 40x now and I'm running Prime95. I got a BSOD quickly the first time so I upped my vcore a little bit.

What Vcore level should I definitely stay under? Also, what's an average overclock for these chips?
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