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.... OH. About 99% of us on here use Celsius... You should be fine.
Sorry about that... And thank you for the input.

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He is talking Fahrenheit not Celsius. He is getting 35-38C Celsius which is more than fine.

i5 isn't a great overclocker, so you are probably fine at 3.7GHz. I'm sure with some time you could get it to at least 4.0GHz, not sure about stability though.

EDIT: By the way, make sure you have it set to apply settings on startup and don't use real time, because it results in system instability which might lead to prime95 hating you.
I'll probably tone it down to 3.5, perhaps.

And what do you mean real time? I'm pretty sure when the OC program runs it just inputs the information into the BIOS, and it boots already overclocked.
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There is no way... Unless it's really cold in your room...
My rig is in the basement. It's pretty cold down here. Is it a problem, being that cold?
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post #13 of 18
Do learn how to BIOS OC.
Like said above, using the software could cause instabilities.
That's why it's recommended on here how to learn how to BIOS OC and not rely on the software OC.

Not to mention, you can fine tune in your BIOS unlike in the software.
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My rig is in the basement. It's pretty cold down here. Is it a problem, being that cold?
No, but if you're at a normal room temperature of ~21c then a 15c is physically impossible on a 212+

Not familiar with any i5 idle temps but I'd say you'd have to be in a pretty cold room for 15c to be your idle temp.
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I am gonna take a wild guess that he knows how to overclock through the bios...

Real-Time overclocking is when it overclocks the system while you are in the OS without having to restart or anything. It is okay for small overclocks but anything above 400MHz is risky without having it shut down and reboot. The overclock program is fine and just a handy tool that inputs data into the bios (AS LONG AS IT IS NOT REAL-TIME!), so you are fine using it, just make sure it is set to apply setting on reboot.
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I am gonna take a wild guess that he knows how to overclock through the bios...

Real-Time overclocking is when it overclocks the system while you are in the OS without having to restart or anything. It is okay for small overclocks but anything above 400MHz is risky without having it shut down and reboot. The overclock program is fine and just a handy tool that inputs data into the bios (AS LONG AS IT IS NOT REAL-TIME!), so you are fine using it, just make sure it is set to apply setting on reboot.
Ah. Okay. Yes, it reboots after applying the settings to the BIOS.

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No, but if you're at a normal room temperature of ~21c then a 15c is physically impossible on a 212+

Not familiar with any i5 idle temps but I'd say you'd have to be in a pretty cold room for 15c to be your idle temp.
Yeah, freezing my butt off down here.

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Do learn how to BIOS OC.
Like said above, using the software could cause instabilities.
That's why it's recommended on here how to learn how to BIOS OC and not rely on the software OC.

Not to mention, you can fine tune in your BIOS unlike in the software.
I've been taking the easy way out for a while... About time to learn how to OC in the BIOS... I've only touched on it a bit, nothing real.
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post #17 of 18
Tell me if you need any help with overclocking. Oh and to start out with, adjust the CPU voltage starting from about 1.35 by .05 increments, until you get to a stable voltage, at least that is the way I do it.
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Thanks. I'll look up a guide to overclocking specific to my Mobo/CPU.

Thanks for the help everyone! +rep to you all.
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