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I5-2500k do i need P67 for core & memory overclocking?

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July 25, 2011 1:31:40 PM

I'm in the process of building a new system, i usually aim for a level below the latetest and greatest to save some money.

I'm looking at the i5-2500k processor. On the newegg website (link) it says core and memory overclocking requires the P67 Express Chipset, i was wondering if it works with the Z67 chipset too?

System Setup (any input appreciated)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 $189.00
Processor: i5-2500k $219.00
Heat Sink: Xigmatek Gaia SD1283$29.99
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $79.99
Video Card: ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) $349.00
Case: Mozart TX <-- love this thing
Harddrive OS: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB $218.00
Harddrive: my old 2x74gb rapture drives + 2x600GB drives
Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 $144.00
CD/DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner $19.99

NOT A BAD SETUP FOR $1300.00

Thank you for any input

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July 25, 2011 1:57:45 PM

Both the P67 & Z68 allow for OC, but 'some' e.g. Intel MOBOs don't allow any OC so always double-check the OEM site.

RAM - I assume F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM which is very good.

For +$11 SSD -> OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G

Don't have your 'Data' drives in RAID 0! -> Harddrive: my old 2x74gb rapture drives + 2x600GB drives

HSF comparisons -> http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/xigmatek_gaia_sd1283_r...
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July 25, 2011 2:13:55 PM

jaquith said:

Both the P67 & Z68 allow for OC, but 'some' e.g. Intel MOBOs don't allow any OC so always double-check the OEM site.
RAM - I assume F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM which is very good.
YES
For +$11 SSD -> OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G
Sounds like the way to go
Don't have your 'Data' drives in RAID 0! -> Harddrive: my old 2x74gb rapture drives + 2x600GB drives
I don't, no raid on Data drives, just happens i have 2 of each
HSF comparisons -> http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/xigmatek_gaia_sd1283_r...
Thanks, great link
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July 25, 2011 2:55:54 PM

One more thing, when 'I' shop for GPU's I look at: onboard memory {GDDR5}, Warranty, and Brand. ASUS is very good; I've used both EVGA and ASUS.

'I' prefer 'spec' GPUs and when on air those with a fan towards the 'front' of the GPU blowing out the 'rear' of the case. The ASUS you have will cool the GPU but really heat the case, and a 3 year warranty 'scares me.' Both the GTX 570 and 580 run cooler and consume less power than their GTX 470 and 480 predecessors. The're no way that 'I' would be okay with any GPU occupying 3 Expansion Slots unless it had 4-cores and the SLI expansion was done with (1) GPU. I don't know how you could SLI this GPU with itself.

Compare it to the EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can use MSI Afterburner and OC most every GPU -> http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

nVidia:
Core 732MHz
Shader 1464MHz
Memory 1280MB
Warranty Limited Lifetime

ASUS
Core 742MHz
Shader 1484MHz
Memory 1280MB
Warranty 3-Years
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July 25, 2011 5:11:22 PM

The H61, H67, B65, Q65 and Q67 chipset will not allow you to overclock the core clock speed of the processor at all but in most cases they will allow you to overclock the IGP (Intergraded Graphics on Processor).Now the P67 chipset will allow you to overclock the core clock speed of a processor but not the IGP. The last and newest of our chipsets is the Z68 and it will also allow you to overclock the core clock speed and on boards that support the IGP will also allow you to overclock the IGP. All of this is of course dependent on having a processor that will allow you to overclock it.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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July 25, 2011 6:19:43 PM

...[b said:
Both the P67 & Z68 allow for OC...BUT 'some' e.g. Intel MOBOs don't allow any OC!]...Both the P67 & Z68 allow for OC...BUT 'some' e.g. Intel MOBOs don't allow any OC!
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That INCLUDES some P67's from Intel {e.g. DP67BA P67 = NO OC}...I've haven't cared to see if any Intel Mfg'ed Z68's have the same non-OC issues.

Conversely, I haven't run across any P67/Z68's from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, etc with this limitation. The only other 'oddball' issue with some Gigabyte Z68's is no Virtu {no iGPU} on some of their models.
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