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Intel 2500k not overclocked but 4.3GHZ?

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December 17, 2012 5:49:13 PM

Hi all,

ive been looking in to overclocking, i havent done anything at all, however i was downloading all the necessary monitoring p95 etc and when i ran CPU-Z it shows my multiplier at x42??

can someone enlighten me in to whats happening please lol. also my pc is idling so shouldnt speedstep be dropping it down? how can i check its enabled?



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December 17, 2012 6:04:25 PM

What motherboard do you have and do you have windows set to 'performance' over 'economy' or 'balanced'?
December 17, 2012 6:15:54 PM

its a P8Z68 V-PRO and now you mention it i did put it in performance so that must be why then?

whats the big difference between doing performance and manually overclocking it as 4.5GHz is pretty good for a start lol.

from what ive read if you let the motherboard sort the voltage it tends to over feed it? and the bus speed should only be 100 shouldnt it?
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December 17, 2012 6:49:12 PM

If I recall, on my Maximus board, it had me set at 104x42 before I had started my overclocks through BIOS on it. Strange, now that I think on it...
That is my understanding also, that it is best to manually set your voltages/offsets because automatic settings tend to be higher than needed.
December 17, 2012 6:52:39 PM

ahh ok i see, when i do overclock does it matter what of the 3 (performance / balanced / energy) are selected?
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December 17, 2012 7:08:36 PM

My understanding is that those settings will not affect a manual overclock but you can customize those settings also (change advanced power setting). I really can't say from experience since I run mine 100%, 24/7 and keep all high performance settings enabled
December 17, 2012 7:12:09 PM

ok thats great, and one last thing the speedstep does that not work if you have it on performance?
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December 17, 2012 7:24:06 PM

On performance mode, I believe speedstep is enabled but I am not positive of that, perhaps someone else may have a better understanding of that interaction and can provide some enlightenment...
December 19, 2012 6:37:28 AM

ok thanks for your help regarding the original query anyway much appreciated.
December 19, 2012 1:17:26 PM

The asus boards have an Asus AI suite utillity where if u do the automatic overclock labeld as "Fast" gives u the overclock you are runing at the moment.
Can be manually changed to default settings in bios.
Here is my system that runs same thing .
December 19, 2012 7:04:49 PM

ok so that's the same thing as performance in the bios, do you know whether speedstep is enabled when that setting is on?