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 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: Forum1.45V ok for core i7 960? ForumIs 1.45V ok? Forum2500K no longer as capable Forum2500k @ 4.5 passes stress tests, fails to boot to windows days later Forum2500k overclock to 4.9 question ForumI5 2500K Voltage issue ForumWhat were your 2500K OCing results? ForumFx8120 Vs i5 2500k @1.4v [Electricity consumption] ForumGaming Mobo for a i5 2500k & GTX 570 ForumAverage Temperatures for Core i5 2500K ForumI5 2500k Extreme Overclocking (Watercooled) HELP! ForumI5 2500K ASUS P67MPRO ForumCPU fan clicking? ForumI5 2500k hits 5.34ghz ForumI5 2500k Overclocking help please ForumIntel i5 2500k 4.8ghz ForumOverclocking help for I5 2500k Sandy Bridge Forum2500k & H60 - Temps & Voltages Forum[Solved] I5 2500k total freeze - Urgent! ForumI5 2500K OC, should I? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !