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Am i safe (OC i5 2500k 4.6

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June 30, 2012 5:47:12 PM

hi guys am i safe on this settings im on water cooled idle-23 max-49 temp here are links to bios pic
if i go lower on the vcore i get 0x124-0x9c

i5 2500k
p8z77-v pro

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July 1, 2012 7:08:10 AM

yea those settings seem safe....did you even overclock it? it appears to be the same speed as stock.....to ensure that these are safe settings you can download and run a program called prime95 it will stress test your cpu and if it can withstand the test for 4 hours straight it should be good
July 1, 2012 10:42:40 AM

yea i use prime95, iv been fiddeling with it got the vccsa to 1.0 and set the vcore to offset + 0.015 temps droped and seems stable atm will try and drop the vcore offset down atad more
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July 1, 2012 3:25:36 PM

3hrs prome95 all fine 10mins game play 0x124 lol? so upd it to +0.020 max load vcore 1.40 is that safe for 24/7 or will i lose life on the cpu?
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July 1, 2012 3:59:46 PM

kuss said:
3hrs prome95 all fine 10mins game play 0x124 lol? so upd it to +0.020 max load vcore 1.40 is that safe for 24/7 or will i lose life on the cpu?


dude +.020 should be WAY to much. i have a shitty 2600k which take a tad more voltage and i run -.020 at 4.6.

your not giving us good info either.

give us temps and what cooler your using.

EDIT: you should do some more research but just a few things. change your vcore to like 1.35 and LLC to 5: extreme 100%. also turn off intel speedstep and turbo and set your multiplier to 46. LEAVE all other voltages ALONE except for maybe your ram voltage which should be at 1.5v
July 1, 2012 4:00:52 PM

You might wanna turn of speed step. 1.40 seems a bit high to me...i know each chip is different but im using offset and my max voltage so far has been 1.35v @ 4.6. I also set additional turbo voltage to +.004 (cant disable it on my board so this is the lowest setting). You might wanna look into this setting on your board.

Judging by his temps (23-49) he is running water...
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July 1, 2012 4:03:25 PM

I highly recommend you don't go past 1.35v for a 24-7 OC
July 1, 2012 4:08:55 PM

im on water cool ram 9-9-9-27-2 1.65 as said on box, ill try what you said now then
July 1, 2012 4:35:11 PM

i want to keep intel speedstep
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July 1, 2012 4:57:59 PM

kuss said:
i want to keep intel speedstep


no you do not. you want a stable cpu that you can then go back and enable speedstep then check again for stability.
July 1, 2012 5:15:27 PM

ah ok
set LLC=5 vcore 1.355
cpuz 1.39-1.4 when max load temp 49
idle 1.36 temps 26
10mins prime95
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July 1, 2012 5:45:06 PM

SpeedStep is fine for 4.5. I really don't get why people are so anal about disabling it for such a relatively low OC. I've NEVER disabled SpeedStep and don't ever plan to unless I'm trying for 5.0+.

Maybe it DOES cause instability for some, but it doesn't for me. The only BSOD's I've ever had at 4.5 were completely voltage related. Maybe I'm lucky, but I don't think so. I think people are scared because SpeedStep USED to cause problems with earlier gen CPU's. It doesn't seem to now.

Besides, SpeedStep is a GOOD thing. I just use the High Performance power profile in Windows when I need max speed. Otherwise, I use Balanced to let the voltage and speed drop to stay cooler (I use offsets to allow the voltage drop, as well).

Bottom line, SpeedStep (and C-States) is fine to leave enabled. I know ALL the guides say it's not, but personal experience tells me otherwise.
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July 1, 2012 6:13:49 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
SpeedStep is fine for 4.5. I really don't get why people are so anal about disabling it for such a relatively low OC. I've NEVER disabled SpeedStep and don't ever plan to unless I'm trying for 5.0+.

Maybe it DOES cause instability for some, but it doesn't for me. The only BSOD's I've ever had at 4.5 were completely voltage related. Maybe I'm lucky, but I don't think so. I think people are scared because SpeedStep USED to cause problems with earlier gen CPU's. It doesn't seem to now.

Besides, SpeedStep is a GOOD thing. I just use the High Performance power profile in Windows when I need max speed. Otherwise, I use Balanced to let the voltage and speed drop to stay cooler (I use offsets to allow the voltage drop, as well).

Bottom line, SpeedStep (and C-States) is fine to leave enabled. I know ALL the guides say it's not, but personal experience tells me otherwise.


i am the same way BUT speedstep has cause me some issues plus on my i7 it causes me to have to use a tad more voltage. dont know why just does. its also one more variable thats out of the question.
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July 1, 2012 6:15:10 PM

kuss said:
ah ok
set LLC=5 vcore 1.355
cpuz 1.39-1.4 when max load temp 49
idle 1.36 temps 26
10mins prime95



try setting llc to 1 and see if what your volts do there. cause thats a lot more voltage then what you set. i have seen .01-2 but not .05 so thats weird.
July 1, 2012 6:56:35 PM

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July 1, 2012 7:18:29 PM

ok iv tryed up/down seems to me at 4.6ghz with anything under vcore 1.38 i get the bsod
July 1, 2012 7:34:26 PM

i hang on i mean at max load it jumps a lil from 1.392 to 1.406 but at idle 1.360ish
with llc=5 SpeedStep/turdo off
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