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Overclock my 2500K using ASRock Extr4 Bios

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May 2, 2012 2:15:24 PM

Anyone have step by step instructions on how to OC this bad boy?

I go in the OC Tweaker in the UEFI setup and I can see the max core limit set at 33 (3.3ghz). If i raise that to 40, will that be all thats necessary to get me to 4.0ghz?

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May 2, 2012 2:38:25 PM

i have asrock extreme 3 motherboard and under tweaking/oc tab in bios it has pre set configurations going from 4.0 ghz turbo (my stock turbo is 3.5 in 2550k i think) all the way up to 4.8 ghz turbo. if you want to go hiher you have to apply the overlock settings yourself.
May 2, 2012 2:47:48 PM

Is that the first selection called LOAD OPTIMIZED OC SETTING? i just select say 4.0 and save and exit? no changes to voltage or it does it automatically?
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May 3, 2012 12:29:05 AM

So i selected 4.0 and saved. but when it loads up, everything shows 3.3ghz still, coretemp, speedfan, my computer properties... did i do something wrong?
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May 3, 2012 12:58:24 AM

I would just suggest not using the default OC profiles and to just OC manually. That way, you know exactly what your getting.
May 3, 2012 1:11:09 AM

what i did was on same spec i5 2500k asrock extreme 4 gen 3 i fallowed this guide
and i'm running stable at 4.5ghz at 1.25v
was messing around this morning got to 5ghz 1.44 didn't finish my prime95, was getting two hot if i had a better cooler i would of kept going.
May 3, 2012 1:14:59 AM

when i did it with out disabling some setting i was getting the same speed 3.3ghz etc
if you want fallow the guide and you will see it will show your ghz
May 3, 2012 1:38:27 PM

I tried to follow that guide but i think its a little out of my league... i understand adjusting the voltage and multiplier, but when i get into the bios there are so many choices, at least 8 different items in the voltage control section alone. a preset seems more my speed...
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May 14, 2012 12:58:35 AM

I have that same model board (P67 though) with an i7 2600K. I have multiplier set to 46, PLL voltage at 1.75, Short and long term duration power limit @ 200 watts, core current limit 200

And Offset voltage @ +0.040 (1.32v). Even if you offset to -0.005, you should be able to do 4.0-4.3 (if not higher) with no problem