Oct 022016

First, here are the new stock metrics..

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



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







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







Got it all wired up..







and finally, ran new lighting..







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!


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!


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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