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Intel i5 2500k: Is my voltage safe and temps?

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July 1, 2012 4:16:03 PM

So I overclocked to 4.7 GHz and my vcore I set to 1.350.
While running Prime95, this is what I get:
~4.7 GHz
~67C average, ~35C minimum, ~77 maximum
~1.352v

Is that safe? 1.352v as my voltage while running Prime95 and my temps: are they okay?

Thanks ;)  .
-All the best,
tw23
July 1, 2012 4:23:12 PM

Temps look fine, but the voltage looks high, what are you using to monitor it?
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July 1, 2012 4:24:00 PM

I'd recommend you back down a bit to less than 1.4volts...temps are slightly high, not an issue....but 1.52v looks really dangerous!!
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July 1, 2012 4:29:41 PM

$hawn said:
I'd recommend you back down a bit to less than 1.4volts...temps are slightly high, not an issue....but 1.52v looks really dangerous!!

Sorry, I meant 1.352 :)  .
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July 1, 2012 4:31:31 PM

1.352 should be safe, sounds good
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July 1, 2012 4:32:58 PM

^+1. I'll back that, it's safe :) 
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July 1, 2012 4:41:31 PM

$hawn said:
^+1. I'll back that, it's safe :) 

Can/Could I go lower :)  ?
Thanks ;)  . I really appreciate it.
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July 1, 2012 4:53:28 PM

Depends on chip to chip...you have to do a trial and error sort of thing.

Keep the chip @4.7GHz, disable speed-step.
Lower the voltage by a very small amount....and see if the system boots. If it does, test for stability using Prime95.
Repeat the above steps, till you start getting errors.
Increase the voltage by one small level, and that shud be your least stable voltage. Test one more time to be absolutely sure:) 

All the best...cheers:) 
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July 1, 2012 5:00:30 PM

yes you should be able to get 4.5ghz with lower voltage

just tried 4.5ghz at 1.32v no problem

been running 5ghz at 1.4v for 6 months now

with corsair h80 in push pull

looking on the net its really confusing what the max vcore is see mention of 1.52v vid

but most places seem to recomend to stay at 1.4v or under

as said its fast at 4.5ghz anyway but i am happy to run 1.4v through mine for 5ghz

its your cpu so do what you are happy with
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