Question Can I overclock?

Feb 14, 2019
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Hello I was wondering if I could overclock my PC my specs are:
i5 2500k
ASRock 3 extreme 3
g.Skill 16GB
580 8GB
Thanks :D
 

mdmitchell

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K series processors have an unlocked multiplier so yes you can overclock that processor. The best way is to overclock it through the bios. You can also download asrocks oc tuner software and overclock the processor with that.
 

tennis2

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You have the Z68 Extreme3?

Start by installing CPUz and Prime95. Run Prime95 stress test (small FFT first) and take note of CPU voltage on CPUz.

Then, go into BIOS (hit delete key before the windows logo shows up on boot) and set all-core CPU multiplier to 42 to give you 4.2GHz for starters.

What CPU cooler do you have? Not the stock Intel one I hope?

This chip is old and has been OCd by thousands of people. A simple Google search can give you tons of OC guides.
 

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