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February 19, 2012 9:41:54 PM

Im trying to OC the i5 2500k on a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 and When I set the multipliers and all my settings I save and exit the bios. After that I boot into Windows. I cannot seem to get my OC's to show up in Speedfan or anything. Can someone please help me determine what I might be doing wrong? Thanks!

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February 22, 2012 2:59:35 PM

Try downloading CPU-Z and HW monitor at CPUID.COM its free.
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February 22, 2012 7:27:51 PM

aqe040466 said:
Try downloading CPU-Z and HW monitor at CPUID.COM its free.

I already tried this.
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February 26, 2012 4:57:12 AM

nityking1 said:
I already tried this.



Then maybe when you exit the BIOS you didn't save it. Try it again.
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February 26, 2012 3:18:49 PM

aqe040466 said:
Then maybe when you exit the BIOS you didn't save it. Try it again.

Tried it again, saved, still not working.
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February 26, 2012 3:40:55 PM

Settings were saved anyway because when I went back in they said 4.0 which is where I had them before.
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February 27, 2012 6:23:50 PM

When you adjust the multiplier to 4 did you also adjust the cpu vCore? Don't go above 1.375V. BTW are you using an aftermarket cpu cooler(air/liquid)? You shouldn't be oc'ing if you are using the stock cooler that came with the CPU or you might fry the motherboard and CPU.
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February 28, 2012 12:38:25 AM

aqe040466 said:
When you adjust the multiplier to 4 did you also adjust the cpu vCore? Don't go above 1.375V. BTW are you using an aftermarket cpu cooler(air/liquid)? You shouldn't be oc'ing if you are using the stock cooler that came with the CPU or you might fry the motherboard and CPU.

I have a Hyper 212. Maybe I should have mentioned that the problem isn't me, I've checked settings numerous times.and I know what I'm doing.
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February 28, 2012 1:33:12 AM

Stress your cpu with prime95 and check the clock. Depending on your settings, your CPU only reaches your OC speed under stress. Otherwise it idles on 1.6ghz.
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February 28, 2012 1:38:46 AM

I tried that also and didn't get them to go up. Do you think its a problem with CPU-Z reading the clocks? Can I try some other program?
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February 28, 2012 9:13:49 PM

nityking1 said:
I tried that also and didn't get them to go up. Do you think its a problem with CPU-Z reading the clocks? Can I try some other program?



Try updating the BIOS and OC the CPU again.
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February 29, 2012 12:06:22 AM

I'm not flashing my BIOS. I think ill try to contact Gigabyte.
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February 29, 2012 10:45:34 AM

nityking1 said:
I'm not flashing my BIOS. I think ill try to contact Gigabyte.


Why not? It is not that difficult and I personally recommend doing it.
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February 29, 2012 4:07:17 PM

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Why not? It is not that difficult and I personally recommend doing it.

Why not? Do I really have to write a list of all the things that can happen even if the flashing was done correctly on my part? Bios flashing is risky business and I'm sure we all know this.
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March 1, 2012 1:59:04 AM

nityking1 said:
Why not? Do I really have to write a list of all the things that can happen even if the flashing was done correctly on my part? Bios flashing is risky business and I'm sure we all know this.


1) Its not really that risky anymore with dual bios.
2) "Do I really have to write a list of all the things that can happen even if the flashing was done correctly on my part?"
I'm not sure what you're talking about honestly.
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March 1, 2012 2:18:04 AM

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1) Its not really that risky anymore with dual bios.
2) "Do I really have to write a list of all the things that can happen even if the flashing was done correctly on my part?"
I'm not sure what you're talking about honestly.

I was referring to the things that can happen outside of my control such as files not being properly copied and an assortment of other things. I do have dual bios which you have mentioned and I still do not wish to flash. I contacted Gigabyte and am awaiting their reply. If they recommend flashing I will do it otherwise I wont. End of argument.
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March 1, 2012 5:04:59 AM

nityking1 said:
Im trying to OC the i5 2500k on a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 and When I set the multipliers and all my settings I save and exit the bios. After that I boot into Windows. I cannot seem to get my OC's to show up in Speedfan or anything. Can someone please help me determine what I might be doing wrong? Thanks!


You probably have intel C state and EIST enabled for throttling and power saving, run prime95 and you will see your overclock. Prime95, Coretemp, Realtemp, and CPUID are essentials. Essentially leave them on and auto vcore, then adjust the offset voltages according to your overclock. If you want a permanent OC you should not be pushing more than 1.36v at load 24-7 a 4ghz OC load should run off a 1.25~7 vcore easily, just offset the difference which will run the load and idle vcore lower.
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March 1, 2012 12:55:37 PM

sarinaide said:
You probably have intel C state and EIST enabled for throttling and power saving, run prime95 and you will see your overclock. Prime95, Coretemp, Realtemp, and CPUID are essentials. Essentially leave them on and auto vcore, then adjust the offset voltages according to your overclock. If you want a permanent OC you should not be pushing more than 1.36v at load 24-7 a 4ghz OC load should run off a 1.25~7 vcore easily, just offset the difference which will run the load and idle vcore lower.


Thats what I thought to do but under load it is still not at the correct speed according to the op.
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March 1, 2012 5:35:13 PM

Post pics if you can....download Prime95 and CPUID run both and post your screenshot.
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March 2, 2012 1:11:32 AM

sarinaide said:
You probably have intel C state and EIST enabled for throttling and power saving, run prime95 and you will see your overclock. Prime95, Coretemp, Realtemp, and CPUID are essentials. Essentially leave them on and auto vcore, then adjust the offset voltages according to your overclock. If you want a permanent OC you should not be pushing more than 1.36v at load 24-7 a 4ghz OC load should run off a 1.25~7 vcore easily, just offset the difference which will run the load and idle vcore lower.


Yes, I did, I corrected the issues and now my CPU OC is working correctly, I can see the results in CPU-Z. It's a wonder what you can find out if you do simple troubleshooting steps instead of jumping to something such as flashing your BIOS. Thank you.
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March 2, 2012 1:11:43 AM

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March 2, 2012 1:43:06 AM

>.> my first post was EXACTLY what he said. I'm not sure what you did different from his and mine. I'm sorry about the bios thing but the reason I came to that conclusions was that if your cpu speed under load did not go up according to what you said it meant that C-state and E1St were not the issues. Under load the speed will definately go up from an idle speed of 1.6ghz to the set 4ghz if C-state and E1St is enabled. I recommend setting these two settings on because they save power and they do not affect cpu stability or speed.
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March 2, 2012 2:13:10 AM

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>.> my first post was EXACTLY what he said. I'm not sure what you did different from his and mine. I'm sorry about the bios thing but the reason I came to that conclusions was that if your cpu speed under load did not go up according to what you said it meant that C-state and E1St were not the issues. Under load the speed will definately go up from an idle speed of 1.6ghz to the set 4ghz if C-state and E1St is enabled. I recommend setting these two settings on because they save power and they do not affect cpu stability or speed.

Sorry man I made a mistake too. I didn't have the CPU under load and I apoligize for being a total douchebag.
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March 2, 2012 2:21:18 AM

Glad things worked out for you :) 
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March 2, 2012 8:22:48 AM

4.4~5+ you need need to look at a 1.4~1.45 vcore range, you may be able to offset the voltages in intervals, if you are to low you will hit instability and possible BSOD.
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