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I5 2500k new to overlocking and need help

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August 25, 2012 9:11:40 PM

I just built this gaming PC. I have never overclocked in my life. Not even my graphics card so I am new to this. I am looking for a answer on with my current system on what I can overclock my CPU stable that I can run it 24/7 and also not to shorten my life expetency of my parts or system. I am looking to just mess with the multipiers in the bios and not with voltage because I admit I am a nub.
My CPU idlel runs at about 36c accross 4 cores. On stock load about 53c ish upon hour of BF3. Also, my GPU runs at 38c idle and about 60c ish load. First time posting in forums here and thanks in advance to the experts!

Ok heres my system:

Intel SB i5 2500K
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO for Intel
ASUS P8z77-V LK - ATX, z77, s1155, SLI
EVGA GTX 680 2gb
Corsair 8GB kit - PCS-12800 1600MHz (2x4GB) Vengeance Memory
WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA II 32mb 7200rpm
Corsair Gaming Series GS600 600W +12V@48A

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August 26, 2012 2:49:51 AM

If you change the multiplier and nothing else, your voltages will go up because your board increases voltage with speed.

If you want to be conservative (safe), run a stress test and CPU-Z at the same time, at stock speeds, then note the vcore at full load. Use that voltage as your "ceiling".

My stock load voltage on my 2600k was ~1.2v

I am currently running @4ghz with a 1.208 vcore using an offset of -.080 and "regular" load line control.

August 26, 2012 2:25:25 PM

Best answer selected by nickboesen.