Intel Core i5-760 Overclock Guide

Everyone has been telling me to overclock my i5-760, because it's a very capable CPU and with overclocking becomes even better. Now I know the very basics when it comes to overclocking. I know that you need a good fan to keep the temperatures low. I have a stock fan, until now never overheated with the current CPU settings. Basically I want to reach the highest overclocking setting possible without burning my PC. Please help :D
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  1. intzaki said:
    Everyone has been telling me to overclock my i5-760, because it's a very capable CPU and with overclocking becomes even better. Now I know the very basics when it comes to overclocking. I know that you need a good fan to keep the temperatures low. I have a stock fan, until now never overheated with the current CPU settings. Basically I want to reach the highest overclocking setting possible without burning my PC. Please help :D


    Okay, so the two factors in producing a stable overclock are Temperature and Voltage.
    The first is a simple problem. If it's hot, turn up the cooling! (So either turn up fan speeds, de-dust everything [which you should do anyway :P], get a newer, better fan and heatsink or get a water cooling solution). If it gets TOO hot for your cooling to keep up (For you, too hot would be anything over 70 Celsius. The sweet spot is 60-65C. You want it as cool as possible to ensure a long and happy life for your CPU) then you have to scale back the overclock.
    Now overvolting is a much more dangerous beast. You can easily mess up by giving your components too much juice. I recommend you read through this guide. It's a lot to go through, but it's VERY useful stuff.

    Things to remember:
    Overclocking/Overvolting uses more power, make sure your PSU can keep up!
    Overclocking/Overvolting generates more heat. Make sure your cooling solution keeps the temps under 70C!

    As for the rest of the process, check out these links:
    Overclocked On Air: Intel's Core i5-750
    LGA 1156 Core i7 & i5 Overclocking Guide
    Overclocking Intel’s Core i5-750 & i7-870
    How to overclock the Core i5

    Now, I have to thank wolfram23, for finding those 4 links. They seem incredibly useful!

    I hope that helps! Happy Overclocking :)
  2. I definitely agree that overclocking will be a huge help. You've got a good number of cores, all you need now is a little more speed. A stable overclock will work wonders.
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