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Old February 19, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Unhappy i5 2500k

im noob here. help me.!
im using:
- i5 2500k
- Motherboard asus maximus iv gene-z gen-3
- GC MSI n560gtx ti hawk
- RAM corsair vengeance 4gb
- HDD 1 tera
- PSU raidmax 600wat
what should i do to overclock. please help me.
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Old February 19, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Do you have an aftermarket CPU cooker or stock one that came with the CPU?
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Old February 19, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Please use an aftermarket HSF. Otherwise, forget about it.

Raise Vcore to 1.30V
Enable Internal PLL overvoltage
Disable VDroop
Raise CPU Multi to 40.

Use RealTemp to verify CPU temps.
Use Linx to load the CPU, using max. memory setting, 5 passes for starters.
If successful, raise the Multi to 41.
Raise until unstability in Linx (or BSOD), then raise the Vcore.
Retest. If successful, raise the multi again.

My 2500k is running at 5.0GHz with 1.375v Vcore, using a Thermaright TRUE Cu.

You can also check this guide, well written: P67 Sandy Bridge Overclocking Guide For Beginners
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Old February 19, 2012, 05:11 PM
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my HSF still standard from intel. wait until I change it and thanks for the info.
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hey thank you for your advice and guide 3.0charlie. My CPU now running 4.5ghz and now I'am satisfied with it. :)
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Old April 14, 2012, 12:44 AM
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wow these are great overclocks i wish i would have got a 2500k-2600k instead of this 960. 960 consumes so much more power i believe 130w? compared to the 2500k i think is 95w? Those run cooler and less expensive than the 960. Most likely overclocks higher and easier too.
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Old April 14, 2012, 06:27 AM
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you using i7 960 right. wow that awesome.
hey I want to share with you guy's that noctua nh d14 is really cool stuff.
before overclock my temp just 31c, now when I oc it, the temp only go for 42c.
it so awesome.
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