I've had this combo for a couple years and to be honest, it is still overkill for the majority of my uses. However a few weeks ago my Corsair H60 stopped cooling, so I replaced my cooling, and since I'm "playing around" with my system at the moment I decided to go ahead and try to OC it.
Basics: i5-2500k, ASUS P8Z68-V (bios 3402), 8gb Corsair ram, Thermalright True Spirit 140 BW Rev. A cpu cooler, 4 GT AP-53 case fans, Plextor M5 ssd, WD black 1tb, no gpu...using integrated (don't shun me!). Corsair HX-520 PSU (I think) that is about 6 yrs old I think.
Right now, I have set my turbo multipler to 44, LLC is regular, VRM is manual/350, optimized phase control, t.probe duty control, 110% cpu current capability, offset + 0.005, cpu spread spectrum disabled. I understand with such a low OC, I can set VRM back to Auto?
My idle vcore with these settings is 0.992-1.000 (cpu_z) and my highest load vcore is 1.320-1.328 (light load, during the image editing/GIMP) with sustained 100% load at 1.280-1.288. I did run 1 cycle of the RealBench benchmark tests and watched cpu_z while that was running to note those vcores. Max temps reached during the 1 run of RealBench were: 60/56/61/62. Note...at these temps, my fans only run at about 70%, not full speed.
I suppose I'm looking for input on how those voltages seem. I don't really have much interest right now in pushing the OC higher. I was getting input on another site, but their focus tends to be solely on the 100% load (ie. prime95) vcore which runs lower than the light load (ie. GIMP image editing) part of the RealBench tests. So is a light load vcore of 1.320-1.328 normal when the 100% load vcore is 1.280-1.288? On my system I am much more likely to be constantly jumping between the 1.320 and idle 1.000 than I am to be at 100% load. After all, it jumps to the 1.320 just opening a new tab in Chrome.
I have saved some screenshots of my bios, so if need be I will figure out how to post them here.
Thanks for any comments.