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I5 2500K overclocking help

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December 28, 2011 3:11:01 PM

Hi guys, i have a z68 asrock extreme 4 and a stock cooler and was wondering what sort of settings i should use? i would like around 3.8-4 ghz stable on this stock cooler and at a decent temperature while on near full load. any suggestions? :) 

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December 28, 2011 3:13:44 PM

for 4ghz just up the multiplier to 40

shouldnt need to touch anything else and the stock cooler should be ok for 4ghz
December 28, 2011 4:19:26 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
for 4ghz just up the multiplier to 40

shouldnt need to touch anything else and the stock cooler should be ok for 4ghz


did this but after 4 small ffts prime 95 tests it got to 80degrees :/ 
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December 28, 2011 4:40:10 PM

well prime 95 does put it through much more than real life use will

try running the sort of stuff you usually would do--like games -video encoding etc and see how high the temps go

or get an aftermarket cooler like the hyper 212 plus and go for a higher overclock then--say 4.4ghz to 4.6ghz
December 28, 2011 4:41:50 PM

ok :) 
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December 28, 2011 4:56:38 PM

theres 2 schools of thought on prime95

some people just dont consider their pc or overclock fully stable till it passes prime95

and others like me consider it stable if it passes all the things you actually use your pc for

mine wont pass prime95 at 5ghz but it will run superpi , encode video and play arkham city at highest settings and run my cctv cameras software all at the same time

so to me thats stable and a tough enough test on my cooler
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