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Overclocking i5 3570k on stock intel cooler? worth it? no point? Tips?

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I have a i5 3570k build I am doing for my boss (pharmacist).

He doesn't do gaming, so I don't have a video card. Though, I wanted to overclock the i5 3570k but I only have the stock cooler?

Could I do a mild overclock? what do you guys advise? or is there no point?

The CPU is i5 3570k:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Motherboard is AsRock Extreme4 Z77:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

Ram is Crucial 8gb (1 stick):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148661&Tpk=bls8g3d1609es2lx0&IsVirtualParent=1
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I wouldn't do it simply because I would hate to see high temperatures. If it's not under 70c, it's not worth it to me.
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I wouldn't overclock by more than 1-2 bins on the stock cooler.

If it really needs to be OC'd, it's best to just get an inexpensive aftermarket cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus ($20 after $5 MIR @ Newegg). That can get up to the low-mid 4.x GHz range easily.
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