Oct 022016
 

First, here are the new stock metrics..
www.hwbot.org/xtu/share/480668

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3720.0MHz – 706 XTU marks on HWBOT

 

Second,

It was a long journey.. through mostly dust… and dust bunnies..

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Finally, though I got the old motherboard out, and the new one in..

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Got it all wired up..

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and finally, ran new lighting..

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Over the next few days, I’ll work on benchmarking some more and then start overclocking.. my hope is to hit 4.5Ghz. Currently, with “Turbo” at stock it reached 3.7Ghz @ 55C and idles at 29C thanks to my Thermaltake Water 2.0. My old Asrock H61 motherboard could only push the turbo to 3.5Ghz for some reason.. Stay tuned!

 

Update, I overclocked to 4.5Ghz, but my temps hit 73C which I think is too high.. However, I do have a new score!

www.hwbot.org/xtu/share/480731

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 4500.0MHz – 769 XTU marks on HWBOT

That’s 73 Marks higher!

Third Benchmark, I lowered my voltage to 1.33v and my CPU to 4.4Ghz and got better temps.. and more speed!

www.hwbot.org/xtu/share/480734

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 4440.0MHz – 784 XTU marks on HWBOT

1 degree cooler @72C, less voltage and That’s 78 Marks!

 

Okay, last update for this post.. I have been tweaking settings.. and..

@4.54Ghz with 783 Marks @ 64C highest core temp.. Dropped Vcore to 1.30v and bumped BLCK 101Mhz.. I’m good at this for right now.. I may try to push it to 4.6Ghz after I get some play time on it this week.. New post then!

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