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I7 2600k overclock

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January 10, 2012 9:59:42 AM

Hey guys howz it goin?
I've got a intel core i7 2600k processor and i need to know whats the max clock speed can i reach without having to buy a cooler or heatsink, and i also need to know how to calculate the turbo boost ration thing. thanks in advanced! ^^

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January 10, 2012 10:30:51 AM

Have a read through this guide http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/265056-11-2600k-250...

I would imagine that with the stock cooler you might be able to get to roughly 4Ghz with less than stock voltage, but every CPU is different, they don't all overclock to the same level.

Monitor your temps with a program like hardware monitor whilst stress testing, I'd recommend to stay below 75C.
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January 10, 2012 1:38:41 PM

At 4.2 Ghz you can overclock with stock voltage easy, go to bios and raise from multiplier to 42 , save and exit and it will be done. You can multiply even to 4.3 at stock voltage.
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January 10, 2012 1:43:01 PM

Just like to add that you should manually set the Vcore in the BIOS rather than leaving it on AUTO, the AUTO setting tends to put far more voltage than is necessary to sustain stability, in doing so causes excess heat and power usage.
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January 11, 2012 10:30:34 AM

Rustyy117 said:
Just like to add that you should manually set the Vcore in the BIOS rather than leaving it on AUTO, the AUTO setting tends to put far more voltage than is necessary to sustain stability, in doing so causes excess heat and power usage.

so what shoud i put it as for a 4.2ghz clock...btw should i turn of turbo?
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January 11, 2012 10:32:38 AM

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At 4.2 Ghz you can overclock with stock voltage easy, go to bios and raise from multiplier to 42 , save and exit and it will be done. You can multiply even to 4.3 at stock voltage.

but can i run it at 4.2ghz without worrying about overheating...plz remember i can't buy a aftermarket cooler/heatsink yet
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January 11, 2012 10:47:57 AM

Leave turbo enabled, Every CPU is different so I can't say X.XXV will be enough or too much... Its trial and error.

Try 1.2V, see if its stable, if it is then try lowering the voltage down to 1.19V ETC...

If its unstable then increase the voltage to 1.21V and retest for stability.
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January 11, 2012 11:20:37 AM

Rustyy117 said:
Leave turbo enabled, Every CPU is different so I can't say X.XXV will be enough or too much... Its trial and error.

Try 1.2V, see if its stable, if it is then try lowering the voltage down to 1.19V ETC...

If its unstable then increase the voltage to 1.21V and retest for stability.

i can check by using prime 95 right?
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January 11, 2012 11:44:19 AM

Yeah load up CPU-Z and prime95

CPU-Z will tell you Vcore, CPU speed ETC..

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January 11, 2012 11:10:22 PM

I juz overclock it, but for 4 ghz i put 1.26v....1.22 is to low, i can't even get it past the login page, so i tried. at 1.26, i reach something like 84 C after 10 mins on prime 95...is that too much?
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January 11, 2012 11:21:04 PM

simple answer, yes!!
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January 13, 2012 3:56:55 PM

yes
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