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Here's the OCN (used to be) stickied guide-

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...uide-p67a.html

And you aren't going to wreck your processor unless you up the voltages crazy high or let it run really hot for long periods of time; the worst that you should face is a bluescreen and a bios reset. If you want to be safe, don't take your voltage past 1.45 or so, and of course watch your temps.
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
A mild 4.5ghz overclock will do no harm atall and will eat most of what you throw at it, Its extra performance for free as the cpu is built for it, No reason not to do it
If you do go for a mild OC, be sure to upgrade to a Hyper 212+ fan/HS to keep temps in check. 4.5 GHz is easily achievable for most 2500K's and temps will be good with the 212+.
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Aren't the K series CPUs designed for overclocking? ie the unlocked multiplier. So surely Intel won't make your warranty void for overclocking something they've designed to be overclocked?

EDIT:

And I second the suggestion of an aftermarket cooler. It really is a must for overclocking.

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Edited by Aidan - 4/24/11 at 4:58pm
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Thanks for the replies guys!

I really don't have a problem with the overclocking...or rather learning how to. I was just more concerned with voiding my warranty incase something goes wrong with it. But I guess in three years the Sandy Bridge will be middle ground quality anyway. I could always just buy another one if something goes wrong, only $200...better than $2000!

Well, I'll post here if I need help should I attempt it.

I have a question, though. I found this video and was wondering: Is that all there is to it? It looks simple but there's gotta be more to it than that, right?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpoJ2-hVKB8
Unless you are a super boyscout, or do something ridiculous there is no way to know that you were overclocking. And by ridiculous I mean cause physical harm to your chip, which shouldn't happen unless you overclock to 5GHz, and replace the TIM on your heatsink with a tasty slab of bacon. Just read some guides, use a modicum of caution and monitoring programs and you should be fine, these things are designed to keep themselves alive for 3 years so intel won't have to pay out any RMAs.
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