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Hey everybody, in normal conditions, I'm happy with my system's overall performance. With heavy thunderstorms and rain (common these days in europe when you fly with real weather... ), my FPS drop a bit though. When building my system, I (at least think so) chose components, that would make overclocking possible (besides the boxed cooler).Does anybody have a comparison from his system (maybe somebody with an i5 too?) that shows if it's worth the risk (loss of warranty and so on), or at least any tips? Any help is very appreciated, thanks!


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i5 2500K (4x3,3GHz @4,3GHz)

Corsair H60 Cooler

ASUS P8P67 Pro B3

8GB RAM (2x4GB G.Skill DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 CL9-9-9-24 1,5V))

ASUS Nvidia GTS250 (with Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro Fan)

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Hi Jens, Overclock will surely help.One question, i see that you have 8gb of ram, what configuration do you have?if you have 4 sticks of 2gb your overclocking capabilities will be affected.If you have 2 sticks of 4gb then you will have no issues at all. you will need a better cooler I have similar setup to yours, same CPU but different mobo and ram. I could guide you how to overclock, but it is nicely written here http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/07/how-to-overclock-the-intel-core-i5-2500k/1Have a look and let us know if you get stuck.


Vedran Sinclair

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Hi Vedran, I have 2x4GB. I'll have a look at your link, thank you!


Regards,

Jens Nannen

 

My Rig:

i5 2500K (4x3,3GHz @4,3GHz)

Corsair H60 Cooler

ASUS P8P67 Pro B3

8GB RAM (2x4GB G.Skill DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 CL9-9-9-24 1,5V))

ASUS Nvidia GTS250 (with Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro Fan)

beQuiet! Straight Power E8, 700W

Windows 7 64-bit

Saitek X52 Pro Yoke

 

FSX SP2 + Acc.Pack - PMDG: 747-400X, MD-11, 737NGX --- Scenery: MegaAirports Amsterdam, Zürich, München, Frankfurt, Wien (Vienna) - GermanAirports 2 - NL2000 Scenerypack

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Hey everybody, in normal conditions, I'm happy with my system's overall performance. With heavy thunderstorms and rain (common these days in europe when you fly with real weather... ), my FPS drop a bit though. When building my system, I (at least think so) chose components, that would make overclocking possible (besides the boxed cooler).Does anybody have a comparison from his system (maybe somebody with an i5 too?) that shows if it's worth the risk (loss of warranty and so on), or at least any tips? Any help is very appreciated, thanks!
Looking at your setup id strongly suggest researching and buying an aftermarket cooler.Then OC! those 2500k/2600k chips are monsters, and FSX loves the Ghz.

Jason Aerts

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İ have i5 760 processor OC'ed to 3.8 GHz and it is absolutely worth overclocking it. I did not overclock my 2x4 (8 GB) 1600 MHz RAM and don't know how to it, and i did not OC my GTX460 either. Might overclocking them help me gainerformance?


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İ have i5 760 processor OC'ed to 3.8 GHz and it is absolutely worth overclocking it. I did not overclock my 2x4 (8 GB) 1600 MHz RAM and don't know how to it, and i did not OC my GTX460 either. Might overclocking them help me gainerformance?
As long as the ram is at at spec speeds, I'd leave it alone.The 460, on the other hand, can be overclocked in moments with MSI Afterburn utility. Check stability with Furmark.

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As long as the ram is at at spec speeds, I'd leave it alone.The 460, on the other hand, can be overclocked in moments with MSI Afterburn utility. Check stability with Furmark.
Thx for the advice sir.

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I gained about a 25% increase in FSX performance OC my i5 750 to 4GHz. I left the motherboard (ASUS) voltage setings at default and it changes them automatically, this ended up far more stable than me changing them. I also have no trouble leaving SpeedStep enabled which winds down the CPU multiplier/voltage when it's idling. Download the following programs: RealTemp - monitors CPU core temperatures, OCCT: tests for system stability, MSI Afterburner: nVidia overclocking tool, GPU-z: Monitors nvidia parameters, CPU-z - monitors CPU parameters. Heat is a major factor to watch out for, like other posters have mentioned, you'll need a new CPU heatsink before you do anything. My rig's watercooled, so I just hear a slight gurgling noise at full boost.


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Hey everybody, in normal conditions, I'm happy with my system's overall performance. With heavy thunderstorms and rain (common these days in europe when you fly with real weather... ), my FPS drop a bit though. When building my system, I (at least think so) chose components, that would make overclocking possible (besides the boxed cooler).Does anybody have a comparison from his system (maybe somebody with an i5 too?) that shows if it's worth the risk (loss of warranty and so on), or at least any tips? Any help is very appreciated, thanks!
Do you get pretty decent performance with your i5 2500k? I want to build a new computer, but I don't want to utilize the cash outlay for a top of the line system. I figured the i5 2500k was a pretty good compromise in terms of price and performance. Thanks. -johnny rodgers

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I gained about a 25% increase in FSX performance OC my i5 750 to 4GHz. I left the motherboard (ASUS) voltage setings at default and it changes them automatically, this ended up far more stable than me changing them. I also have no trouble leaving SpeedStep enabled which winds down the CPU multiplier/voltage when it's idling. Download the following programs: RealTemp - monitors CPU core temperatures, OCCT: tests for system stability, MSI Afterburner: nVidia overclocking tool, GPU-z: Monitors nvidia parameters, CPU-z - monitors CPU parameters. Heat is a major factor to watch out for, like other posters have mentioned, you'll need a new CPU heatsink before you do anything. My rig's watercooled, so I just hear a slight gurgling noise at full boost.
So how much voltage is that motherboard pumping into your processor automatically? I'm sure it's grossly more than needed!Heat is much less an issue with these 2nd gen i7s. I still suggest a descent cooler before trying anything.

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I monitored it running OCCT for a couple of hours and the voltages were almost identical to manual settings on the same rigs. My CPU temp never goes over 80 anyway. Bah, now you've made me feel guilty and I'm going to start messing around with it again :(


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I monitored it running OCCT for a couple of hours and the voltages were almost identical to manual settings on the same rigs. My CPU temp never goes over 80 anyway. Bah, now you've made me feel guilty and I'm going to start messing around with it again :(
Haha! If it isn't broken, don't fix it! As long as you monitored the voltages for a while.

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Last time I used 'AUTO' for CPUv, I fried perfectly good C2DShocked.gif


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Do you get pretty decent performance with your i5 2500k? I want to build a new computer, but I don't want to utilize the cash outlay for a top of the line system. I figured the i5 2500k was a pretty good compromise in terms of price and performance. Thanks. -johnny rodgers
See my sig. I am very pleased. Only o/c the CPU and left everything Else alone. My Asus Board makes o/c easy. Just raised The multiplier and that's it. Voltage under load is 1.38. Passed all memtests incl the Intel one

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