2500k @ 4.8 @ 1.45v Tags: CPUs Overclocking Last response: December 2, 2012 11:45 PM in Overclocking Share bassejepsen December 2, 2012 5:55:25 PM Hallo everyone I was finally starting playing with my old 2500k and have these results: Iknow every cpu is different, but I can't get my 2500k stable at 4.8 with anyless then 1.45 volt, do this sound reasonable? Maybe i just got a bad one? What is your opinions? More about : 2500k 45v Kiowa789 December 2, 2012 6:06:01 PM Up the voltage, its completely normal. Jay-Z a b à CPUs December 2, 2012 11:33:17 PM If you are benchmarking, then you can use 1.45 while keeping an eye on the temps. For normal 24/7 use, 4.5 Ghz is plenty. Any more is not worth the extra heat and voltage. I have found 4.3 to be a good compromise. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer azathoth a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking December 2, 2012 11:45:27 PM Once you reach a certain point, the processor often requires you to absolutely DUMP voltage into it to become stable at a given speed. The best thing to do, is to drop your speed by a few hundred Mhz, so you can reduce the exponential voltage required. You don't need to have a processor to be at the absolute highest speed, 4.5 will be no different from 4.8 for gaming. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich is best for overclocking as high as 4.8Ghz A Intel i7 3930K,AMD FX 8350,AMD FX 9370,a Intel 2600K(If in stock),Or 2500K Forum SolvedI5 2500k 4.8 ghz ? Forum SolvedI5 2500k ! Want to push to 4.8 whit good temps ! Forum I5 2500k 4,8ghz OC! Forum Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz Forum I5 2500K at 4.8Ghz temps with Xigmatek Prime Forum 2500k temps 4.8ghz oc at 1.43v good or bad 50 c Forum 2660k @ 4ghz vs 2500k @4.8ghz Forum FS [US48]: Sealed Core i5 2500k ($208 shipped)/Q9550 ($170 shipped) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !