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Hey guys,

 

Just upgraded to a 2500k on a GA-Z68XP-UD5 with a Corsair H-100 strapped to it. Gave overclocking a go today and i managed to hit 5Ghz at a Vcore of 1.52. I understand this is pretty high but Real Temp said my max temps over an hour and a half of prime 95 blend test was 72 degrees.

 

Is high temperature the only implication of a high Vcore or am i reducing the life of (lifing?) the chip in some other way?

 

Thanks :)

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Thanks for the quick replies guys, brought it back down to 4.2Ghz at a nice 1.35V :)

 

Still can't find that goddam beta CPU-Z though, but gigabytes easytune6 seems to be reporting the correct voltage.

 

Thanks again.

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you should get it a bit lower than that, im currently running 1.325 for 4.5 gig for my 2600k temps dont go over 55 with prime.

these chips are so easy to overclock its awsome.

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im running 4250mhz with ht disabled and cpu v at auto

cpu-z reports 1.25-1.3v under load

if i enabled llc it goes up to ~1.33v and it will run 4.4-4.5ghz ok but it sometimes struggles to post

to go higher i need to enable pll overvotlage which for me means a beta bios a and no standby so i dont bother to crank it up very often but when i do it can do ~4.8ghz with ~1.4v

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i got my 2500k to 4.5ghz on 1.29v, ive still got that thing enabled which reduces cpu speed on idle.

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I have mine at 4.2 @ 1.24v, I set the voltage to offset mode, -.03v and it idles at 1.6ghz, .96v and loads at 1.24v 4.2, although if its idling at 4.2 (if power saving isnt on) it will be at 1.29v

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I'm at 4Ghz with HT on and i just left it on Auto Vcore - sits at 1.295 under load and drops back to sweet fuck all Vcore when idle.

 

I did run it at 1.58v (5.5Ghz HT on) when i did my overclocks and PI runs and it still runs fine now, but there is no way i'd run at those voltage for 24/7. Definately stick around the 1.35v mark for 24/7.

Edited by smakme7757

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