[SOLVED] OC'd 2500k not sure which readings to look at?

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Name: Gregadethhh
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
CPU Voltage: 1.31V
CPU Bus Speed/Multiplier: 100*45
Clock Speed: 4.5Ghz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24
Cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit



This is my first time overclocking, so far so good but I'm stumped at where to look for the correct voltage and temperatures? (Please see attached screenshot).

I've performed 10 "standard" tests and 10 "high" tests via Intel Burn Test and those were my results. I aim to do a longer stress test but I wanted to be certain these voltages and temperatures were okay first.

Appreciate any advice given! :)
 
The best place to look for accurate temperatures and voltages is the BIOS. Next use the motherboard utility. And then programs like CPU-Z and HWmonitor.

Personally I like CPU-Z, it is small and concise information. HWmonitor is good too , but it is a bit too much information.

You can download the motherboard utility from the specific manufacturer motherboard website under Support/Download.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z77V/HelpDesk_Download/
 
It's pretty suggestive... The CPU VCORE is what you should be looking at in terms of voltage and under the Temperature tab you can see your thermals on each core in HWmonitor.

You can run with the OC on a daily basis with the VCORE under 1.4V.
1.31V@4.5 GHz is great.. my 2500k is sitting comfortably with 1.37V@4.6 GHz. I haven't had any stability issues with it.

You can also try the Prime95 blend test to check your stability.
 

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My apologies for sounding dumb but... I don't see a motherboard utility on that page?
 




The problem is that this is an old motherboard. There are no utilities listed for Windows 10. There are for older operating systems.

I have used Windows 8.1 Ai Suites on Windows 10 version 1709. You may be able to use it and maybe not.

Version 2.00.12 2013/10/16 28.03 MBytes

AI_SuiteII ASUS Update V2.00.12 for Windows 8.1 32bit & 64bit.

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/utils/AI_SuiteII_ASUSUpdate_Win8-1_VER20012.zip
 

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Cool thanks, I downloaded the Asus/Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and observed the core temps whilst stress testing got to 74C max. (60C avg.) a lot better than what I was getting. I'll stress it for longer tomorrow with it running see what it hits. Seems good so far.
 
The max of 74 C is fine. But it also indicates that you could increase the overclock if you want to. Many people use ~85 C as the target for overclocking.

As was stated above Prime95 blend is another popular choice for stress testing.
 

CompuTronix

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Gregadethhh,

The topic of processor temperatures can be very confusing. Conflicting opinions based on misconceptions concerning terminology, specifications and testing leaves users uncertain of how to properly check cooling performance. The "make it up as we go" method doesn't cut it.

There are proper methods for testing thermal performance in compliance with Intel's Datasheets. If you want to learn how to proceed with confidence, then you need to read:

Intel Temperature Guide - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1800828/intel-temperature-guide.html

CT :sol:
 

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