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Hi im new to overclocking i have been wanting to overclock my cpu for a while now just dont want to ruin my computer too much anyways i got told not to use the gigabyte quickboost option as its not 100% correct, the system im running is a: h55m-s2h gigabyte motherboard, i5 650 3.20ghz cpu, an asus engts 250 gpu (looking to upgrade to a gtx 470 in 2-3weeks time) 4gb ram, 64bit windows 7 home premium, and a 550w power supply. I want to know some decent stats to overclock my cpu at eg. voltage ect, i want around 4.5-4.9 ghz if any1 can help it would be greatly appreciated thanks
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post #2 of 18
First of all you'll never reach 4.5-4.9GHz without water cooling, LN2, or DICE. Think more reasonably like in the 3.8-4.2GHz range. Second of all what kind of cooler do you have?
 
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post #3 of 18
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just a standard heatsink/fan at the moment, looking to spend abit on a nice cooler soon though, according to my gigabyte quick boost its already at 3.84ghz i know there is alot more improvement in it .
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post #4 of 18
Get an aftermarket cooler first then think about overclock past the 4GHz mark. You'll CPU will overheat once you start increasing the voltages. Also getting 4.5+ Ghz is unrealistic.
 
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post #5 of 18
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i have heard theories they got an i5 to 6ghz before they where released not sure if its true but would be interesting to find out though
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post #6 of 18
You're at 3.8 with stock hsf? (or is quick boost like a turbo boost type thing?) What are your temps, voltages, and are you stable?

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i have heard theories they got an i5 to 6ghz before they where released not sure if its true but would be interesting to find out though
Maybe on ln2 Don't expect anything like that tbh.
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all is stable according to speedfan 4.42 my cpu temp is around 45-48 degrees celcius, not sure on the voltage as i havnt really gone into my bios much
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post #8 of 18
Are those your temps while under full load using a program like Prime95 for 15+ min?
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just idle temps at the moment but i do know it must get hot while playing black ops i havnt used prime95 yet cant find a download link
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post #10 of 18
Prime95: http://majorgeeks.com/Prime95_d4363.html

I prefer Linx or IBT, they seem to get CPUs hotter. http://downloads.guru3d.com/IntelBur...load-2047.html
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