I5 2500k overclock advice

Kraeoss

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hi guys,

just got my new video card and would like to start Overclocking my CPU... the question is how can i get my chip to 4ghz on air meaning what should i adjust in the bios etc, i have a coolermaster cooler with 1 120 mm fan so i think that should do it for cooling for now. also whats a safe voltage for my chip when overclocking?

thanks
 

jacktesterson

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hi guys,

just got my new video card and would like to start Overclocking my CPU... the question is how can i get my chip to 4ghz on air meaning what should i adjust in the bios etc, i have a coolermaster cooler with 1 120 mm fan so i think that should do it for cooling for now. also whats a safe voltage for my chip when overclocking?

thanks
You can probably run 4ghz on stock voltage. Just bump the multiplier from 33x to 40x and see what happens.
 

Charlie98

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You can probably run 4ghz on stock voltage. Just bump the multiplier from 33x to 40x and see what happens.
My 2500K and Gigabyte board ran too hot at 41x, I had to reduce the core voltage to get the temps down below 90C running a 212+.
 

Ketchup

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4 is easy. Should be just set multiplier and go. 5 is the hard one.
 

jacktesterson

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My 2500K and Gigabyte board ran too hot at 41x, I had to reduce the core voltage to get the temps down below 90C running a 212+.
Something was wrong then...

Most can do 4.0 on the crappy stock Intel cooler.
 

Kraeoss

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ok thanks guys... got it @ 4.0 @ 1.2v
 
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Just curious ... on how much can you overclock that i5 2500k with watter coooling H60 or H80 ?
 


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