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Total newbie looking for answers about OC'ing my setup

post #1 of 4
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Hi guys.

First I want to say, if this does not belong in this board, I'm sorry, but I have no Idea where to put it.

Now to start off, I want to know if this computer can be overclock'ed:

http://topdata.dk/product.asp?product=7448

Sorry for the website being in Danish, but the key parts are basically:

– INTEL i7 2600K (SOCKET 1155), 4x 3.4ghz
– 1GB DDR5 GTX560, DVI, HDMI
– GIGABYTE P67A-UD3 Motherboard
– 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ RAM, KINGSTON
– 750W PSU, SILENT

I heard the difference between the 2600 and 2600K is that the multiplier is unlocked (which means I can freely overclock it I guess?).

But here are the questions:

How do I overclock it? Software? BIOS?

Is it safe? Will my computer get damaged?

How is the motherboard for overclocking?

Is my PSU good enough for overclocking?

And how high can I go without roflstomping my PC?


That's all,

thanks in advance & cheers

EDIT:

I get to choose between a lot of cases, but I scaled it down to these 2:

– Antec Nine Hundred Two
– Cooler Master HAF 922

Which one should I go with?
Edited by Cznielsen - 2/25/11 at 1:46pm
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post #2 of 4
What will you be using this PC for..??
What is your reason for overclocking..??

You know what the cooler is..??
If you have a good cooler. Yes it can be overclocked!!

You can overclock through the BIOS or software. I use the BIOS. I don't like overclocking software.

It is safe if your temps don't get too high and you don't overclock it too high and you don't put too much voltage through it to fry it. You have to make sure it stays cool enough under load and you don't fry the CPU or mobo.

Yeah. Your mobo is good.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...perienced.html

Your PSU should be good.

On these new Sandy Bridge CPUs people can get them to 5GHz, but I would say 4-4.2GHz is ok.
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post #3 of 4
parts look good and as stated above as long as you can keep your temps down you should be able to oc that chip. id go with the 902 based on experience for cases. and i prefer bios over software overclocking. just do research and ask questions alot most info can be found all over this forum. happy overclocking
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your answers.

I think I'm just going with the HAF-922,
but if possible, I'll get the HAF-X fulltower instead (it's more stylish)
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WD Black Caviar 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SyncMaster P2470H 1920x1080p Logitech G510 
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WD Black Caviar 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SyncMaster P2470H 1920x1080p Logitech G510 
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