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Can't remember how to Overclock its been too long.. i-7 950 , Asus X58 Sabertooth

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Hello there my first Pc I built like 6 years ago I overclocked and tinkered around with but since then and since building my new pc I have not even messed around in the bios and I can't remember wth I'm doing when it comes to overclocking.


First off I'm not really sure if I want to overclock or not When I built this Pc I figured I would leave everything at stock speeds to make it last as long as possible. If I were to put a small overclock on my i-7 950 say bringing it to like 3.7 without raising the voltage do you think that would effect its lifespan?

I am using an after market cooler and at stock speeds my idle temps are in the 30's..


Also Can someone please direct me to some reading or a video that explains overclocking procedures so I can learn it all over again? I have not been able to find something that explains the relationship between the multiplier and base clock and everything else and what the best practices are and how everything relates to each other when you are adjusting settings. All I can find is generic videos saying put these numbers in your bios and your done.. I would like to know why I am putting those specific numbers in my bios and what exactly they do.


I am debating overclocking but I'm not sure if I "really" need to and if it would shorten my Cpu's lifespan by doing it then I don't need to overclock that bad..

Thanks,
Jeff
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The main reason I am thinking about Overclocking is I'm playing a heaviliy modded Elder scrolls oblivion and Im getting 20-30fps and I would like to record my gameplay but doing that drops my fps to 14 fps...

Looking at my Resource monitor while playing the game Core 0 is pretty much maxed out and core 4 is pretty close to it , the other cores are not really doing anything.

I would rather just deal with the low fps if theres a chance I might screw something up so I need to do some overclocking research first
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2x Crappy old sata 3gb/s HDDs in raid 0 Samsung Evo 840 LG Dvdrw Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64bit Asus VE248H 24" LED Backlight LCD Acer 19" old Lcd Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 
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Windows 7 64bit Asus VE248H 24" LED Backlight LCD Acer 19" old Lcd Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 
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