Just got my hands on a nice i5 2500K CPU. Decided to do some overclocking tests, and it goes right up to 5.0GhZ.
However, the voltages are very high, 1.58V at 5GhZ and 1.48V at 4.7GhZ. My motherboard is an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO.
I've tried umpteen settings now, but I havent't found out where to lower the voltage settings. (they seem to be automatically chosen by the mobo)
Any help would be appreciated!
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Yes, that is near the max voltage you should be using.....There may be a turbo boost setting or an automatic base clock setting that is also adjusting voltage. If in doubt reset the bios to defaults and work your way back up.
I believe it is the Core Voltage and you must put it in Offset mode and apply a negative offset.
I concur with the above ^^, reset the BIOS to default and then work up from there, that voltage level is too high. Did you get this chip used?