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Hi, I'm very new to this but I did successfully build my own gaming pc. I have an unlocked processor (intel i7-3930k).

I see these programs that let you overclock your pc from within windows...do these work?
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Sure they do but from everything ive ever been told its much safer to do it through the bios. (Aside from the gpu of course)
    
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Motherboard manufacturer should have included some apps in their driver CD/DVD package. Check it.
post #4 of 4
Yes they work, if its from a reputable program like say.... one directly from ASUS or something...

Some motherboards even come with a physical switch on the PCB that will OC your CPU to 4.2 or 4.3ghz, software overclocks are supposed to be safer than hard overclocks (like in your BIOS).... but honestly the whole safety thing doesnt seem so big.

Ive been overclocked via BIOS and i know so many other people have also.... i think the only real way to mess up is to change something youre not aware of... but if youre only messing with what you need to be... then i dont think theres any real danger involved. CPU's nowadays will just shut down before any damage is caused to it.
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