Recently, I got a new PC that contains i5-2500 non - K edition CPU. While I was reading articles on the Internet involving this processor, I found out that it's possible to overclock this processor and to raise its base clock for about 400 MHz on one core using TurboBoost, while on another page I saw that it's possible to do something with the multiplier and to change its value from x37 up to x41, reaching 4.1 GHz on a single core. So my question is, what is the safest way to overclock this CPU, and what is its speed that I can expect? Unfortunately, I don't have that option to buy i5-2500K. My motherboard is Z68. Greetings!
Thank you very much for your reply! Yes, with turbo boost 3.8 GHz on one core, 3.7 GHZ on 2 cores etc... But I saw that people that were using this cpu were able to reach 4.1 ghz on a single core raising up socalled turbo multipliers, i think. I am an overclocking noob, but i'd really like to boost this sb cpu a little bit more
To saint19, not exactly correct. The non k CPUs give four speed bins above the max turbo but it is also dependant on how many cores are going. Per the link above if all four cores are running he can get up to 3.8. So a single core at 4.1 should be do-able, but that will only work with a single core. More cores, lower speed. It's the price you pay for having a non k CPU.