Hi guys. Just for fun I'm wondering what sort of overclocks people have been able to achieve on these very excellent CPUs? It looks like the 2500k is going to completely blow the old i5 quads out of the water, but let's hear it for these great CPUs.
For daily usage I usually use 177 base clock with turbo enabled, so it's at 3.7ghz with turbo to 4.25ghz
However, I got it stable at 205 base clock, 4.13ghz across all 4 cores. Temps were getting high but still ok. I'm going to see if 4.2 is achievable this weekend.
I have the validated link in my signature along with system specs. (although it doesn't show: Antec 902 case, Zalman CNPS10X Extreme heat sink)
So, let's hear it!
(I'm especially curious how the 760s do with their extra multiplier
I have pushed my I5-750 to as high as 4.4 Ghz although the temps and instability was unusable. I am now stable @ 3.9 Ghz and low temps and I get 10.127 on 1m super pi, @ 52 gflops. I don't use turbo so my temps stay quite stable.
Just curious to see what temps you guys are getting at 3.7GHz - 4.0GHz with the 750, or even the 760... I have mine at 3.4GHz (all i need), and max temp is around 60° C. vcore is at 1.14 and ambient temp is like anywhere between 21 to 28° C. I think, lol not too sure.
Originally I also had the MSI P55GD65, but it died when overclocking. Fortunately I had the in store warranty so they replaced it for free with the Asus P7P55D Pro. The 3rd PCIe x16 lane only runs at 4x through the south bridge, so I think it's only PCIe 1.1, and therefore the card is bandwidth limited and can only run up to 83% usage tops. But it's enough to play any PhysX games (Cryostasis, Metro 2033, Batman, Mafia 2 etc).