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post #1 of 11
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Hello all,
I have a asus cm6730 desktop which is i5 quad and currently running 3.00 ghz with 8gb ram and 120gb ssd. I would like to overclock it but have never done this sort of stuff.
If anyone could help me overclock it in detail as to how to do it and tell me what is most i could boost it up to i would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you all in advance.
post #2 of 11
Well with a computer like that I dont really think its possible, idk

It uses an H61 motherboard which really isnt meant for overclocking at all, I think they can only downclock. You also have an i5 2320 which is not meant to overclock, and I would assume its running the stock cooler which isnt meant to overclock on either.

None of your components were meant to be overclocked, and it just isnt worth the trouble to try, as I dont even think its possible at all. You might be able to overclock slightly by messing with the BCLK, but its not the best thing to do in many peoples opinions.
 
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there is an addtitional fan in there i just recently installed that cools much better as well, like i said i am a noob in this sort of area but so far i have read that it is possible and keep hearing people the oc'd it to 3.7 or 4.00 i just don't know how ;(
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there is an addtitional fan in there i just recently installed that cools much better as well, like i said i am a noob in this sort of area but so far i have read that it is possible and keep hearing people the oc'd it to 3.7 or 4.00 i just don't know how ;(
Were they doing this on the computer you have? Or was it just the cpu in general, because different motherboards allow you to do different things.
 
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from what i read same type i5-2320 quad and same model as mine asus cm6730, some folks r even boasting to oc-ing theirs to 4.3 on a stock single fan and i even added one to mine, but the thing is no one explains how to do it frown.gif
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All I know is overclocking the BCLK does give you the chance to get good overclocks, but it just isnt all that safe. The turbo boost on that cpu goes to 3.3ghz, so I dont really think you will benefit with .3 or so more. Is this overclock meant to help gaming or something?
 
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they're not running anything at 4.3ghz on stock fan......
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yes for gaming
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i really am not sure if the r or not i was just stating what some people r talking about, like i said previously i am no expert matter of fact am as noob as u can get when it comes to overclocking period. i would like to oc mine and if i have to get a new fan wouldn't be a problem either i just don't know how to do it but would love to know.
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Who's gotten it to 4.3?
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