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Old 11-22-11, 04:25 PM   #7
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Default Re: Can't overclock 2500k

They look good to me. I have 12.12 on the 12v, 3.34 on the 3.3v and 5.08 on the 5v. Under load they drop about 0.01 - 0.02.

Hmmm, I'm not being too hopeful but I've managed to play a couple of hours of BF3 at 4GHZ without a crash at 1.30v. I changed a setting in the bios labelled performance enchance. It was set to Turbo and I changed it to Standard. In the help text it says set to Standard for improved stability when overclocking. From what I've Googled, it tweaks the memory timings more aggressively.

Even with it set to Turbo, I made it through the night on OCCT (Linpack). So I can now add 5 passes of Memtest86+, a night of Prime95 and a night of OCCT.
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