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Well firstly sorry if this is in the Wrong section, but i am wondering how reliable Smart6 is for Overclocking.

I have wanted to OC my i5 750 for a while now, but never did seeing i believe i might **** it up with all those bios settings.




Anyway that's the program, i want to OC my i5 from 2.66 ghz to at least 2.90ghz or 3.0ghz.

Is it safe?
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Well i would suggest you that you go overclock directly in the bios, because with those kind of program it will automatically put too much voltage for what it can achieve. I dont know if you have an aftermarket cooler.
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I'd say it's as safe as BIOS overclocking, but the real problem is when you push it slightly too far which will cause a system crash. Stuff like that isn't good for your HDDs and might corrupt data in the worst case scenario.

Have a play with it, it won't cause any harm to your components, but dynamic overclocking in windows usually isn't the most efficient way to overclock.

@222Panther222, Smart 6 requires the user to adjust the voltage manually so that shouldn't be a problem. At least on my P67A-UD7 that's how the software behaves.
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