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Join Date: Jul 2011
Re: Overclocking help for Core i5 2500k to 4.4GHz on Asus Maximus IV
As far as I know, not just Maximus IV GENE-Z but also other Asus boards like P67, Z68, Sabertooth P67 shares the same procedure of overclocking. Anyways without wasting the time I will help you out with i5 core 2500k overclocking but in UEFI BIOS. I only know to overclock in an UEFI BIOS so therefore if you prefer this only then follow the steps:
- The first things you need to do is Press Del while starting the system and then go to the BIOS at the time of POST sequence. Once you press Del you will automatically enter the BIOS so do not worry about it.
- Now first you have to deal with the Default settings so therefore enter the Default Setting by selecting it and then Enter
- Doesnít matter you use mouse of keyboard for the navigation. anyways Into the default setting now you need to input your CPU temperature. After entering the temperature navigate to the monitor heading and then get down towards the temp. now you will be displayed with a list of temperatures, just select all those temperature displayed to you. Now navigate towards the extreme corner Tab and then make the following changes exactly as I mention: BCLK/PEG Frequency Ė 100, Turbo Ratio: 44 & Memory Frequency Ė Auto.
- You can also select the Memory Frequency as XMP but only if itís available into your option box
- Now if in case you have selected the Memory Frequency as XMP then you will not have to take any affords in changing the DRAM timing. And if not XMP then you can simply leave the DRAM settings as either Auto or Manual and also make sure that you compulsorily change or set the initial 5 settings with the values that you find onto your DDR3 Ram module.
for Sandy Bridge boards, DDR3 modules rated at 1.8V are nowhere suitable for it and also 1.65V comes under the same level but somehow they are at least quite acceptable. The best thing to be suggested is to either stay with 1.5V or go below which would be fair enough.
Now after making all the necessary changes in the setting you need to adjust the Voltage (mandatory), for doing this you need to get down to the voltage and then set the following things as I mention:
- Firstly make sure that the CPU voltage is set to Manual and the CPU Manual Voltage is set to 1.250. now while setting the CPU manual Voltage remember that if you arenít able to set the assigned vaule directly then you can also try setting it by simply pressing the + sign from your keyboard. This will increment the value in the active pane, keep pressing until you reach at 1.250. once reached leave the button
- Now set the DRAM Voltage, this Voltage value should be set as according to your DDR3 set of RAM. Over there you will find the suggested voltage.
- Thatís it you need not have to change any other values, at least not for now. You have done almost 90% of your job. Now simply press F10 then hit the Yes option and then Exit. Your machine will now reboot and get into the normal OS. There are chances that your machine during this point of time may reboot again and again several times. Just allow as much as reboot your motherboard wants (do not interrupt or shut down the system believing that something went wrong).
Additionally you can get certain external application that might help you in maintaining your system well by letting you know status of your certain component of you machine and so on. The best one I can suggest you is AI Suite II. As the name itself says that itís a Suite in which can get several programs like CPU frequency checking, then hardware monitoring, and also checking other temp and fan speed status. If required you can download it from the product page itself.