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2500k MAX Voltages?

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March 5, 2011 8:38:24 PM

I'm going to OC my i5 2500K on water cooling. I know that PLL voltage shouldn't go past 1.9v, but what do you guys think about CPU Core voltage. Intel says 1.52v, others says that's bull. What's your opinion?

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March 5, 2011 9:00:41 PM

Because of this thread I say 1.45v is pushing it.

I am at 1.3v at 4.5 with Hyperthreading on. ( 2600K )
March 5, 2011 9:02:03 PM

What do you mean "because of this thread"?
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March 5, 2011 9:03:37 PM

Read Crashman's results.
March 5, 2011 9:07:34 PM

Oh, sorry! I didn't see the link.
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March 5, 2011 9:11:16 PM

It really depends on the individual chip. You will just have to be willing to push it a bit to see what is stable. As soon as I get my new motherboard I will see what this little 2600K can really do. 4.5 was just my first attempt, and it worked and is blazing fast. I did not even try faster yet.
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March 6, 2011 12:05:44 AM

The one thing about Crashman's post is he doesn't say what the "insane clock" was. He might've been doing 5.7GHz or or playing with a big BCLK overclock or something.

For an everyday overclock I wouldn't recommend going over 1.4v. Having said that, I ran my 2500K at 1.504v for three weeks and will be returning to that voltage once I get liquid cooling (will be doing that at the same time I swap out for my new mainboard, when ever NewEgg gets them in). If it dies, it dies...
March 16, 2011 12:05:40 AM

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