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Never overclocked before; a few questions.

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First post @ Overclock.net. Hi everyone! I just finished building my 1st PC & would like to try overclocking. I'm not a gamer but I do video editing & would like to speed things up.

My PC;

System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom built 2011
OS Windows 7 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3300 Mhz
Motherboard Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3
Memory 8Gb Patriot PC3-12800 1600 Mhz
Graphics Card GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670
Sound Card Creative
Monitor(s) Displays NEC EA232WMi / Screen Resolution 1920x1080
PSU Seasonic M1211-620 Bronze
Case Antec Solo
Cooling Scythe Big Shuriken SCBSK-1000 120mm CPU Cooler
Hard Drives Crucial 128 Gb SSD 2) Maxtor 300 Gb

I've read with great interest infamouskid's recent post - http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-i5-2500k.html as his PC is basically the same as mine. Would changing my default settings to the same as infamouskid's be a good starting point? I like to get it up to 4.5 - 4.7 but I'd like to check temps 1st.



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Intel Core i5-2500K 3300 Mhz Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670 8Gb Patriot PC3-12800 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial 128Gb SSD Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium NEC EA232WMi Seasonic M1211-620 Bronze 
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Intel Core i5-2500K 3300 Mhz Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670 8Gb Patriot PC3-12800 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial 128Gb SSD Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium NEC EA232WMi Seasonic M1211-620 Bronze 
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post #2 of 4
You can try it but not all chips overclock the same and take more or less voltage to reach a certain clock then others. I would start small and go up till its unstable then up you CPU voltage.

Edit: Oh welcome to OCN. Enjoy your new addiction...lol

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Edited by Furrby - 5/11/11 at 6:59pm
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Don't increase too much clock at once.
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Do NOT raise your Front Side Bus (FSB) clock too much or too quickly: Be conservative in your expectations and build in 100 Mhz increments.

Do NOT twiddle with voltages that you do not understand. If you don't know what an acronym stands for don't change it and look it up:

Granted this one can be quite tricky as there aren't too many reasonable articles on the subject designed around beginners. Most drown the reader under a barrage of technical details to try and help an ignorant person understand exactly, down to the bit level, how it works, which just isn't feasible for a complete beginner.

Do NOT try and overclock aggressively on a stock cooler: It looks like you've got this one covered but it bears repeating for googlers.

Finally, do NOT mess with Vdroop as it has been shown to cause dangerous spikes in voltage: This may only apply to Gigabyte boards but I saw an article on it a while back and can't really remember the details.
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Asus VH232H Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Corsair 300R Realtek ALC892 Integrated 
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WD Caviar Black 7200RPM x2 Asus DRW-24B1ST Corsair H80 w/ 2x Excalibur Fans Windows 7 x64  
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus VH232H Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Corsair 300R Realtek ALC892 Integrated 
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