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Windows 7: New 2500K build OC Question

17 Apr 2011   #1
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 
New 2500K build OC Question

I just built a new Sandy Bridge rig this weekend. Specs are in stats, but it is an i5-2500K on an Asrock P67 Extreme4 board, in an In Win Dragon Rider case (great case). Build completed yesterday. Today I OC it to 4.2. I set the ram to XMP and set the frequency. I left everything else on auto and just changed the multiplier to 42. After that I ran Prime95. After 1 hour of Prime This is what I am showing. All voltages are stock (auto).
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Does anyone see anything wrong with this?




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17 Apr 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Temps are good, volts are fine.

RAM timing looks a little loose though.
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17 Apr 2011   #3
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I thinking you will get more out of it if the BCLK frequency was higher and the multiplier was lower.
Even if the top speed was lower.

I'm running a i5 760 @ 19M 200F for 3.8.
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17 Apr 2011   #4
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Spec on the ram is 9-10-9-28 do you think I should try to lower them?
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17 Apr 2011   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
I thinking you will get more out of it if the BCLK frequency was higher and the multiplier was lower.
Even if the top speed was lower.

I'm running a i5 760 @ 19M 200F for 3.8.
It is the other way around with the 2x00k CPUs. You pretty much have to leave the BLK frequency as is, but you can pump the clock multiplier up over 50 without much trouble.

~Lordbob
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17 Apr 2011   #6
Kipper

 

ASUS did a test of 100 binned D2 2600K CPUs and tested for stability under load; these results will most likely represent retail CPUs.

1. Approximately 50% of CPUs can go up to 4.4~4.5 GHz
2. Approximately 40% of CPUs can go up to 4.6~4.7 GHz
3. Approximately 10% of CPUs can go up to 4.8~5 GHz (50+ multipliers are about 2% of this group)
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17 Apr 2011   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
ASUS did a test of 100 binned D2 2600K CPUs and tested for stability under load; these results will most likely represent retail CPUs.

1. Approximately 50% of CPUs can go up to 4.4~4.5 GHz
2. Approximately 40% of CPUs can go up to 4.6~4.7 GHz
3. Approximately 10% of CPUs can go up to 4.8~5 GHz (50+ multipliers are about 2% of this group)
I remember this test. My CPU can hit 5Ghz, but only at 1.5V, which was a tad scary. Not sure if they included bumping voltage in this or not though.

~Lordbob
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17 Apr 2011   #8
Kipper

 

1.5 for 24-7 operations is really scary and will really shorten the life of your processor.

I find that my two 2600Ks running on the Fatal1ty, the P8P67 Pro and Deluxe boards are pretty much in line with the study ASUS did.

FROM: ASUS

K series overclocking and voltage range recommendations

Quick Note regarding Voltage Scaling – Internal binning of both D1 and D2 parts we discovered consistent voltage scaling patterns.

1. For K series parts, the stock voltage supplied will allow for consistent overclocking generally up to a multiplier of 43x. There is potential for the multi to be raised to 44x depending on the load induced. This default voltage range be approx 1.240 to 1.260 under load.

2. Increased range between 44 to 47x multipliers will generally require a voltage range between 1.30 to 1.375V with an LLC recommended setting of high to ultra high.

3. Increasing the range between 48 to 50x multiplier will generally require a voltage range between 1.40 to 1.500 with a LLC recommended setting of ultra high.

4. Increased range between 50 to 52 (52 generally considered peak max multiplier except for rare 54x parts) will generally require a CPU voltage range between 1.515 to 1.535V with LLC at Ultra High and potential fine adjustments to the CPU skew range.

Overall a key item to note is the best voltage to oc scaling range potential for the turbo multiplier is 1.400 to 1.425 vcore. Using this voltage range with an LLC recommendation of ultra high will generally provide the best scaling potential with proper load temperatures*.

We have generally found exceeding this voltage will not provide additional scaling or will increase load temperatures to a high level with synthetic load applications ( like Prime, Linx, OCCT ). Should you use more realistic loading testing (our recommendation is a combination of AIDA64 stress test, PC Mark Vantage) then temperatures under will be considerably under the max TDP rating.
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17 Apr 2011   #9
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

My 2600k requires 1.46vcore to be stable at 5ghz.

However for my daily oc it runs at 4.6ghz at 1.36vcore.

Paul.
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17 Apr 2011   #10
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I was not trying to see how fast I could oc it, I just wanted a moderate OC with stock voltages. All voltages were set to auto. I stated with default settings, put sata on ahci, enabled XMP for ram and set manuf. rated freq. and timings and increased the multiplier to 42. Everything else was set to auto.
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