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run the testing software and check the temps. Testing software is basically just any old program that works the hell out of your system. Prime 95 was not even designed to test hardware, it merely bangs on your system so very hard that it becomes a terrific free tool.

So many people use it for that that they actually put testing features into the program. Just download it, run the tester for half an hour or so, and track your temps with HWmonitor, or speedfan or some such.(also free) The monitor software needs to be run as admin. it will run without admin privileges, but won't actually track anything and appear broken.

if your temps are reasonable during the stress test, you can probably overclock. The stress test's other function is to make sure that the overclock you set is stable. So after you overclock it run the thing again. making sure that you;re not overheating your chip.

We still don't know what you have for a motherboard, memory or PSU though, so it's pretty problematic. It's not impossible for you to blow something up doing this. It's important to make sure that the rest of your hardware can handle it, and right now we have no info other than your CPU model and the kind of video card you have.
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run the testing software and check the temps. Testing software is basically just any old program that works the hell out of your system. Prime 95 was not even designed to test hardware, it merely bangs on your system so very hard that it becomes a terrific free tool.

So many people use it for that that they actually put testing features into the program. Just download it, run the tester for half an hour or so, and track your temps with HWmonitor, or speedfan or some such.(also free) The monitor software needs to be run as admin. it will run without admin privileges, but won't actually track anything and appear broken.

if your temps are reasonable during the stress test, you can probably overclock. The stress test's other function is to make sure that the overclock you set is stable. So after you overclock it run the thing again. making sure that you;re not overheating your chip.

We still don't know what you have for a motherboard, memory or PSU though, so it's pretty problematic. It's not impossible for you to blow something up doing this. It's important to make sure that the rest of your hardware can handle it, and right now we have no info other than your CPU model and the kind of video card you have.
I just edited my signature all my specs are there it shows rite under my post do you think it would be safe to say I can overclock my cpu to 4ghz or maybe 4.4ghz
Edited by orndorf77 - 11/14/13 at 1:30pm
    
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well you got waaay more PSU than you need. That thing will not only be good for overclocking your PSU but also a couple of top end GPUs. No problems there. You got a decent board, and we don't have the cas for the memory, but assuming it's not too bad, your chip should do 4.4 assuming it's average quality. The unknown factor is whether your cooler can handle it and how much noise it will make doing it. (the v6 is known to get loud)

maybe kick itup to 4.0 or so, turn on your monitoring software, run a stress test, and see what you get. if everything is fine you can keep pushing it up till you start to have issues or you get it as fast as you want it.

The only way to check chip binning is to overclock the chip. The "bin" refers literally to which bin they toss the chip into at the factory. You may have a chip that could have been a 3770k, but they just needed to fill a 2600k order, so you got a very capable chip, or it only just made the cut in testing and won't overclock much at all.

You may hear the term "golden chip" i this form. It refers to chips that have exceptionally high overclock capability. What you get is totally random. It is often referred to as the "bin lottery".

You got a golden chip, you could see near 5ghz, though you would probably have to water cool it. A truely crap chip, maybe 3.9/4.0 is the best you can do.
Edited by bombastinator - 11/14/13 at 2:33pm
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well you got waaay more PSU than you need. That thing will not only be good for overclocking your PSU but also a couple of top end GPUs. No problems there. You got a decent board, and we don't have the cas for the memory, but assuming it's not too bad, your chip should do 4.4 assuming it's average quality. The unknown factor is whether your cooler can handle it and how much noise it will make doing it. (the v6 is known to get loud)

maybe kick itup to 4.0 or so, turn on your monitoring software, run a stress test, and see what you get. if everything is fine you can keep pushing it up till you start to have issues or you get it as fast as you want it.

The only way to check chip binning is to overclock the chip. The "bin" refers literally to which bin they toss the chip into at the factory. You may have a chip that could have been a 3770k, but they just needed to fill a 2600k order, so you got a very capable chip, or it only just made the cut in testing and won't overclock much at all.

You may hear the term "golden chip" i this form. It refers to chips that have exceptionally high overclock capability. What you get is totally random. It is often referred to as the "bin lottery".

You got a golden chip, you could see near 5ghz, though you would probably have to water cool it. A truely crap chip, maybe 3.9/4.0 is the best you can do.
thanks for the help but I think it would be best if I bring my computer to logica its a small computer repair shop in my town I will just ask them do those test and see how much they can oc it to with out damaging my chip I'm cool with the guys that work there they probably wont even charge me
    
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however you want to do it. I find overclocking sort of fun, but I understand if you don't
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