Overclocking the i5-2500k

Alright so im overclocking the i5 using this guide

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/07/how-to-overclock-the-intel-core-i5-2500k/4

The first time i had the multi thread set to 1, it booted without the voltage error but got hung up on the OS boot screen [BEFORE the actual windows loading screen]

After bumping it up to 3, Upon it restarting itself i get the message "Boot Failure due to overclocking or change of voltage"

Anyone help?


Motherboard: gigabyte Z68XP-ud3

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

RAM: 2x4GB Patriot Gamer Series 2

Video Card: AMD HD 6900 2GB

PSU: XFX 750W

Hard drives:
120GB Corsair SSD
1TB 7200RPM Drive

Optical Drives: DVD-RW

Number of fans present:
1x 140MM
3x 230MM

Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper TX3
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  1. I should also mention this is my first overclock, and almost none of that article made much sense yet o_o
  2. Tsukuyomi0101 said:
    I should also mention this is my first overclock, and almost none of that article made much sense yet o_o

    I suggest that you read and study about overclocking before you start tweaking settings. Once you become familiar with the process, overclocking is a lot of fun (and frustration).
  3. your first of all using a bad cooler. if you want any decent oc out of ur cpu. id recommand buying a new cooler such as this.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    34$ and worth every penny
  4. I had been planning on upgrading it soon, that was an old cooler from my last build.

    Plus i could use the fan it came with for an intake/outtake to imrove preformance.

    Thanks for the suggestion :]
  5. cheers.
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