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I wish to overclock my CPU, but I have no idea how.

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Hey OCers,

I've had my PC for a little over two months and have yet to have a problem. It's an Intel i5 650 @ 3.2ghz which is the standard clock. From the look on the site I can do a turbo boost to 3.46ghz yet I am unsure how to do so. I can also overclock it regularly (not via boost) I think?

The Intel i5 650 is running on a Gigabyte GA-H55M-D2H. Its being cooled by a Coolermaster V8 cooler with Arctic Mx 4 thermal paste. It's also equipped with 4gbs of 1366mhz ram & a Gigabyte GTX 660 at standard clock. My PSU is an Thermaltake Litepower 700W. Here's a link to my full rig too.

I have fairly good airflow (I Think) although don't have any cable management in my case (Antec 300) But do plan to drill some in.

I know it's not the best setup, but I'm also not looking to break any records.

As I said in the title, I have no idea on how to OC but have seen the OCing bit in the BIOS. Before I do start to Overclock I'd like to run a program to put some stress on my CPU to measure the stock temperatures before I overclock it. I already have CPUID HWMonitor which I use to record the temperature while I game.

Thanks for your help in advance, hopefully I can work this out.
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The turbo boost is Intel's own "overclocking". It bumps the processor to the 3.46GHz when under stress, it is not something that you actively configure it to do. You can switch it on / off in the BIOS.
If you didn't have the decent cooling that you have, I would advise against overclocking on this board and processor. That said, you can probably get to around ~4GHz if you're consistent about it.
I'm not going to give a detailed guide on how to do it, since I haven't had one of these boards to fiddle with, but what you do, is that you enter your BIOS, set your FSB (Front Side Bus), set your multiplier, and set your voltage.
That's the essence of it.
You should probably start out slow, with adding something like +1 to the multiplier.
Make sure LoadLineCalibration is enabled.

In terms of stability testing, I use Prime95 along with your preferred monitoring software. I use RealTemp and CPU-Z.

Step-by-step:
Test your current (stock) performance.
Save your stock settings in the BIOS.
Add to the multiplier.
Boot and stress test. If it passes 10-20 minutes of P95, you can continue.
If it fails, ie. either an error occurs or a BSOD, you add +5mV to the Vcore.
Continue until you reach desired results.

Edit:
This board is not specifially designed for high overclocks, so watch your temperatures carefully, if HWMonitor is capable of it, keep tabs on the MOSFETS and capacitors.
Edited by Agoriaz - 10/3/13 at 3:39am
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