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March 25, 2011 5:22:07 AM

Hi guys
I am new when it comes to overclocking. I will be receiving the i5 2500k on Monday. I have read that you can overclock this puppy to 4.5 ghz without changing the voltage. If I don't increase the voltage to overclock this cpu, will it still shorten the lifespan? Also I will be receiving the kingston hyper X blu 2x4gb 1600. I also read somewhere that I have to go to bios to change it to 1600mhz because it reads 1333. Is there a way to increase the voltage through bios for the ram without increasing the voltage to the cpu? Thanks for the answers in advance.

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March 25, 2011 6:10:26 AM

Since this is my first time voerclocking i want to take my time and do a mild overclock. Nothing over 4.5. I just dont want to fry this baby right away after I first get it. So you are saying that in order to get the Ram to 1600 I have to increase the voltage which applys to both the cpu/ram/video card ect?
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March 25, 2011 6:27:44 AM

i doubht you can run the i5 2500k with stock voltage. I had to increase the voltage on my i5 2500k just to run at 4.2ghz...I'm at 1.2volts at 4.2ghz at 30c idle and 50c full load on air cooling. Also i would recommend using the MSI or Asus motherboards since it's your 1st time overclocking...The bios is really easy to use
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March 25, 2011 6:41:39 AM

Well im getting a completely new system and should be in on Monday. My specs will be listed below. I don't know how hard the bios will be with the gigabyte p67 board. What do you exactly mean by stable? How will I know its stable? I am nervous cuz I want this system to last for a few years. Plus ive never built my own pc, so hopefully those youtube videos I watched will make it easy.

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March 25, 2011 7:31:22 AM

dookys im not being funny saying this, but wait till sum1 comes on who has actually overclocked an i5 2500k, or better still post your question in the overclocking forum. that way you know that the information your getting is from sum1 who has actual experience at overclocking.
March 25, 2011 5:59:41 PM

Yeah because no one has successfully overclocked their 2500k. Genius.

Don't listen to HEXiT and his s**tty grammar.

Basically do as those above this moron have suggested, their advice is sound.
Or just search 2500k over at Overclock.net lots of guys pushing up 5ghz on air, I'm sure you can hit a beautiful OC of 4.6 or so without fretting.
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March 26, 2011 3:27:07 AM

not quite the moron you think considering daddigle hasn't oc'd a 2500k, or any other pc made after 1998.
the info may well be rite but it may also be wrong, like the info he gave to another user on another site which cost him his i7 setup...
so genius if you want to call me a moron for telling sum1 to wait till sum1 comes along that has actual experience, the go ahead... after all its not your setup thats being put at risk by sum1 cutting and pasting.

you think my grammar is bad my granda is worse... :p 

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/265056-11-2600k-250... tom's guide to overclocking the 2500k
March 26, 2011 2:50:40 PM

HEXiT said:
not quite the moron you think considering daddigle hasn't oc'd a 2500k, or any other pc made after 1998.
the info may well be rite but it may also be wrong, like the info he gave to another user on another site which cost him his i7 setup...
so genius if you want to call me a moron for telling sum1 to wait till sum1 comes along that has actual experience, the go ahead... after all its not your setup thats being put at risk by sum1 cutting and pasting.

you think my grammar is bad my granda is worse... :p 

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/265056-11-2600k-250... tom's guide to overclocking the 2500k


I'm pretty sure there's a lot of people with an actual experience, so again what the *** are you on about mate?
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