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I5 2500k oced @4ghz?

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May 26, 2012 8:22:24 PM

Hi , i am wanting to overclock my i5 2500k with a noctua nh d14 to 4ghz, but i want the voltages to be super safe ( no damage in the future from voltages, as temps wont be an issue with my cooler) , so i know i basically just change the multiplier to 40 for a oc this mild, but if i leave the voltage on auto , will it do any damage in the future, even the slightest? The steps i know i have to do are change the multiplier to 40 , and thats it , but if i put in the voltage from manuel , is that safer? and what should i change it too? 1.1 - 1.2 ?

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May 27, 2012 6:52:25 AM

yeah, so i would start at 1.2V and keep raising it until its stable, every system is a little different on how well they overclock so its impossible to have a definite answer
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May 27, 2012 7:20:19 AM

Start at a higher voltage like 1.3v and keep lowering the voltage after 5min of stability testing.
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May 27, 2012 11:12:58 AM

My 2500K can do 4.1 @ 1.210V, but every chip is different, so it's all just trial and error. After 4.1 for me, it takes a lot more voltage, and at 4.5, I'm at 1.328V, so I went from a pretty good voltage (for 4.1) to a basically average voltage (for 4.5).

Note: My board forces me to use offsets (no manual Vcore adjustment), but setting a manual Vcore is always best.
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May 27, 2012 4:52:43 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
My 2500K can do 4.1 @ 1.210V, but every chip is different, so it's all just trial and error. After 4.1 for me, it takes a lot more voltage, and at 4.5, I'm at 1.328V, so I went from a pretty good voltage (for 4.1) to a basically average voltage (for 4.5).

Note: My board forces me to use offsets (no manual Vcore adjustment), but setting a manual Vcore is always best.



is 1.210v safe ?
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May 27, 2012 6:24:03 PM

Yes, intel's specified max voltage is 1.52V
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June 4, 2012 11:18:03 PM

Best answer selected by ovechkin1313.
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