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OC i5 2500k help

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December 9, 2012 7:28:08 PM

Hi guys, I want to overclock my i5 2500k to 4Ghz. But I want to do it the safest way possible if anyone could help me it would be great.
My min temp is 28 C and highest temp is 33 C at stock Ghz.

Specs:

CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: Gtx 560 non ti
Motherboard: Z77 Extreme 4
Ram: 8 GB/Kingston
Cooler: CM V6 GT
PWS: Thermaltake 600 watts

If my cooler does not meet the requirements for 4Ghz please let me know.

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a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 8:39:09 PM

A lot of the SB chips can handle 4.2Ghz on the stock cooler. However you'll want to set it to a fixed voltage. I recommend setting a fixed voltage of about 1.150v and start testing from there. Set the multiplier to 34x and do some testing on temperatures with Prime95 in blend mode. Then slowly work your way up to 40x. You may be lucking and the 1.150v be stable with 4Ghz. However, most SB chips I've seen need about 1.212v to hold 4Ghz stable.

Just take it slow and read up! I can't stress how important it is to read and know what everything does before you do it. Remember, overclocking can potentially destroy your CPU. One wrong mistake could fry the thing and you certainly don't want that. So read until you know exactly what to do; then slowly experiment.
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December 9, 2012 10:33:05 PM

steddora said:
A lot of the SB chips can handle 4.2Ghz on the stock cooler. However you'll want to set it to a fixed voltage. I recommend setting a fixed voltage of about 1.150v and start testing from there. Set the multiplier to 34x and do some testing on temperatures with Prime95 in blend mode. Then slowly work your way up to 40x. You may be lucking and the 1.150v be stable with 4Ghz. However, most SB chips I've seen need about 1.212v to hold 4Ghz stable.

Just take it slow and read up! I can't stress how important it is to read and know what everything does before you do it. Remember, overclocking can potentially destroy your CPU. One wrong mistake could fry the thing and you certainly don't want that. So read until you know exactly what to do; then slowly experiment.

Its my first time, damn that sounds f********** scary.. -...- Ok il try it.
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a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2012 10:42:51 PM

Like I said, be careful. If you have any worries about something or a setting or the like, GOOGLE is your BEST friend.
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