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I5 2500k overclocking help

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April 26, 2011 9:58:53 PM

I have a GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 motherboard and after having a rocky start with cold boot issues I updated the bios to the f3 update and seems to be working fine. I have my i52500k @ 4.7 with a vcore of 1.390. It passes all of intel burn tests just fine but when I prime 95 it will prime for about 3 hours with temps not rising about 58c is this a stable overclock? I also have another saved bios of 4.8 @ 1.430v but I don't know if it is safe to run at such a high vcore voltage because I have read not to go above 1.4 vcore for everyday use! Help Me!

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April 26, 2011 10:08:45 PM

Sorry I forgot to mention that after 3 hours of prime 95 my system blue screens! Would this be considered a stable oc because the system does not crash when I play games or on the desktop but it can only go for 3 hrs on prime 95 oc to 4.7 @ 1.390 vcore
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April 26, 2011 10:40:33 PM

If your system blue screens after 3 hrs of P95, it isn't stable. Up the voltage a tad
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April 27, 2011 12:59:57 AM

You have a very good chip. Don't be greedy and fry it.
The surest way to cause damage is to play with high voltages.
Why do you need 4.7 or 4.8 anyway?

I suggest you back off to <4.5 and enjoy your PC.
April 28, 2011 10:18:18 AM

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