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No idea what I'm doing wrong

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April 24, 2012 7:53:32 PM

Hey guys.

I was following this guide: and it seemed to be working. I went into windows with a very modest OC (4 Ghz) and my temperatures seemed fine (ran Prime95 for about 1 hour), around 57 C. However, I couldn't see what my voltage was for some reason with CPU-Z, so I googled around, and found that I had to use Gigabyte's own software (EasyTune) to see what my Vcore was.

I went around doing random stuff for about 5 minutes until I realized that my i5 2500k had dropped to stock speed (3,3 Ghz). I went into BIOS to check if everything was set right, which it was. What am I doing wrong?

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April 24, 2012 7:57:00 PM

What are all your BIOS settings?
April 24, 2012 8:23:52 PM

All default, multiplier set to 40x
C1E disabled
C3, C6 States-disabled
CPU Thermal Monitor-disabled
Also I disabled that spectrum thing
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April 24, 2012 8:44:24 PM

If all is default, that means vcore for the CPU is set to auto. Try 1.3v and run Prime95. Keep upping the voltage until it is stable.

Another stress test you can try is LinX.
April 24, 2012 9:33:59 PM

I've set it to 1,3v, nothing changed. It isn't because the stable isn't stable, it simply won't go over 3,3 Ghz :S
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April 24, 2012 10:21:59 PM

No idea what I'm doing wrong

Just ask my wife, she's great at telling me what I did wrong :) 

You don't need to turn all that crap off .... and you will drop speed and voltage when not under load ... that is what is supposed to happen. Turn on P95, it goes up, turn off, goes down.

Here's a easy step by step.

1. Download OCCT, this way when you torture test ya system, ya won't need to run any additional 3rd party will load the system and report load, voltage, temps, anything else ya wanna know and graph the results without having to run anything else at all.

2. Restore all BIOS settings to default, save and exit

3. Go to

Scroll down to Getting Started And Overclocking to 4GHz.

And follow the instructions

Tho if you have any kinda decent 3rd party cooler, you can easily start at

Overclocking To 4500MHz (4.5GHz) @ 1.24v - 1.27v.