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Can't get overclocking to work with i5-2500k

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Hi everyone,


I should start by letting you know I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]/[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] a year or so ago to build my rig and it worked pretty well, but I never could get my i5-2500k to go faster than 3.4. I tried all the bios settings that were recommended both by mac and pc forums, but either it would work at 3.4, or go 1/2 speed (i.e. no turbo boost).


Recently, I tried changing the system profile from MacPro3,1 to MacMini5,1 and now my speed is at x37 (3.7). Still, nothing I can do lets me exceed that. And, since I did that change, my windows 7 machine in Parallels, which had a "windows experience index" of 6.8, only hits 5 or so, with the bottleneck being the RAM (which appears to be running at 1600, which it should).


Finally, I have an occasional speaker "pop" that resembles the sound of unplugging or plugging in speakers. It seems to be random and happens less than once a day as far as I can tell. It did not happen with the old system profile, I believe, but not sure.



Thanks a lot for any assistance!


Z77-DS3H / i5-2500k / 4x GSkill DDR-3-1600 PC3-12800 2GBX2 (F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ)


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