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Worst i5 Ever?
Dec 28, 2012, 9:31 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)
Dec 29, 2012
Dec 28, 2012, 9:44 PM
Try lowering the PLL, that helped me immensely on mine. Mine's actually on it's lowest setting.
Dec 28, 2012, 9:45 PM
Also, what's your LLC on?
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Dec 28, 2012, 9:55 PM
Everything else is on auto.
Wow. You were right. Lowering PLL does help. Silly bit tech
Dec 28, 2012, 10:01 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
Dec 28, 2012, 11:24 PM
Still terribly disappointing. Can't even get 4.2GHz stable.
4.13GHz is my max apparently.
Dec 28, 2012, 11:28 PM
running the newest bios for the mb and is your ram set to xmp profile??
Dec 29, 2012, 6:40 PM
Nvm. Best i5 ever. 4.5GHz at stock.
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