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Worst i5 Ever?

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December 28, 2012 9:31:09 PM

Apparently, my i5 2500k can only handle 4GHz. When I try anything higher, it BSODs on IBT. Temperatures are fine. 70 and under in IBT. Any ideas?

i5 2500k + Hyper 212+ Push/Pull
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
1.3v (Coretemp registers as 1.35-1.37)
PLL 1.9v

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December 28, 2012 9:44:27 PM

Try lowering the PLL, that helped me immensely on mine. Mine's actually on it's lowest setting.
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December 28, 2012 9:45:13 PM

Also, what's your LLC on?
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December 28, 2012 9:55:22 PM

Everything else is on auto.

Wow. You were right. Lowering PLL does help. Silly bit tech
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December 28, 2012 10:01:00 PM

good then, if your cpu still BSODs on a long run of ibt/prime95, you might have to raise your llc to level 2-4. I had to raise mine to lvl 1, but avoid it if possible, lvl 1 llc can overvolt your CPU
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December 28, 2012 11:24:21 PM

Still terribly disappointing. Can't even get 4.2GHz stable.

4.13GHz is my max apparently.
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December 28, 2012 11:28:46 PM

running the newest bios for the mb and is your ram set to xmp profile??
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December 29, 2012 6:40:06 PM

Nvm. Best i5 ever. 4.5GHz at stock.
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