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Is this OC okay?

Post Date: 2012-05-06

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    Posted: 06 May 2012 at 12:56pm

Intel i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz
Asus Sabertooth P67 Motherboard (current BIOS version 2302)
8 GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator RAM @ 1600 MHz
Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II
Corsair A70 CPU Cooler
Corsair GS 800 PSU (800W)
SilverStone Fortress 2 Case

BIOS settings:

Anything not listed was left as is.

Internal PLL Voltage (Enabled)
EPU Power Saving Mode (Disabled)
Load-Line Calibration (Extreme)
VRM Frequency (Auto)
Phase & Duty Control (Extreme)
CPU Voltage (1.35V)
CPU PLL Voltage (1.9V)
VCCIO Voltage (1.1V)
CPU Spread Spectrum (Disabled)
Limit CPUID Maximum (Disabled)
Execute Disable Bit (Enabled)
Virtualization Technology (Disabled)
CPU C1E (Disabled)
CPU C3 & C6 Reports (Disabled)

I'm pretty new to OC'ing, so I used this video to help me.


I applied this OC originally on BIOS version 1502 (I think) and I ran around 50 passes of Intel Burn Test with no issues and maximum temps at around 70-72 degrees Celsius. I also did 6-8 hours of Prime95 (I believe on "blend") and had no issues. Finally, I think I did 30 minutes of OCCT's LinPack (or whatever it's called) just to see what it was like.

I was wondering if anything could use some tweaking. My computer has been fine since the OC and even after simply re-applying it after updating to 2302 for the BIOS. The only thing is it gets a bit hotter now that it's summer and my house is usually around 75-80 degrees Celsius (even hotter upstairs).

What about the LLC or the main CPU voltage? Could I pass with a lower setting or set the CPU voltage to 1.3V?

Edited by Mr. Plankton - 06 May 2012 at 12:58pm
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2012 at 10:04am
You picked a good generation to start overclocking, things are much more user friendly than they have been in the past!

As for your OC, it looks good to me. As for your voltages, there is one way to find out, and that's to test. I'm unfortunately not familiar enough with that mobo and cpu to give you specific advice.
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  Quote Asangard Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 May 2012 at 5:42am
It's usually recommended to run Prime95 for 24 hrs.  If you don't received any errors during the 24 hr test you should have a sable OC.
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