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i5 3570K First Time Overclocking.

  • Overclocking
  • Processors
  • Intel i5
  • Cooler Master
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a b K Overclocking
July 9, 2013 7:48:19 PM

Hi everyone this is my first time attempting overclocking and I am worried I may damage my processor. It would be great if some of you overclocking veterans could help me out.

Here are my system specs:
i5 3570K (Currently at 4.0GHz)
Asrock Extreme4 Z77 Motherboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Cooler Master HAF 912 (With a extra 200mm fan mounted on the top)

(Comment if you need any more specs)

I having turned off Intel SpeedStep and TurboBoost and keep the voltage set to auto, I also set the multiplier to 40. I have been running Prime95 Blend for about 30 minutes with stable temps and a stable voltage:

Are these temperatures safe? (I was at around 55 Celsius with Prime95 Blend at stock clock)

Is it weird that 2 cores are hotter than the others?

Will overclocking give a decent performance boost?

Did I do anything wrong?

Will I end up damaging my processor?

Please leaves your suggestions and tips below and if you need any more information just ask.

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a b K Overclocking
July 9, 2013 8:13:44 PM

schmuckley said:
Temps are safe.
Overclocking is free performance;Yes it is noticable.
Here's a guide for AsRocker..use less Vcore for Ivy:

Should I keep voltages at Auto or should I find a good voltage for it? If so please tell me what voltage would be good.
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a b K Overclocking
July 9, 2013 8:35:18 PM

Any other suggestions from anyone? I really need some advice.
a b K Overclocking
July 10, 2013 2:25:14 PM

I'd use offset voltage..and set it from there..Pretty sure that's in that guide.