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Overclocking i7 2600k help needed

Hello,

i want to overclock my i7 2600k with a stock cooler,
my motherboard is: MSI p67a-gd65
i have never updated my BIOS, and everything i want is to overclock it as easy as possible.
it would be easy if i had a guide with some pictures, on what to change.
i don't really care about reaching 4.5Ghz or something, as long as my CPU runs faster after the overclock i'm happy.

i'm using a XFX proseries 650W PSU, would this be enough for overclocking my system? (my system has been added to my profile)

i'd like to know what temperatures i should aim for, and what kind of programs i should use for testing and those kind of things.

if you need any more info, just ask me for it.
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  1. if your considering an overclock, I would advise that you replace your stock cooler with something better first.

    Use Prime95 for max CPU stress

    HW Monitor for CPU temps, average, max, min per core. As well as many other temps and voltages.
  2. unknownofprob said:
    if your considering an overclock, I would advise that you replace your stock cooler with something better first.

    Use Prime95 for max CPU stress

    HW Monitor for CPU temps, average, max, min per core. As well as many other temps and voltages.


    is there maybe like a guide to overclocking for me?
    preferably with some pictures.

    i know the stock cooler isn't really that great, but i'm not going to upgrade and just want to get the most out of this one.
  3. Best answer
    Toms Hardware have a very good one for the same CPU, this is worth a look -

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide

    No images though, all BIOS's are different so it would be somewhat useless.
  4. unknownofprob said:
    Toms Hardware have a very good one for the same CPU, this is worth a look -

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide

    No images though, all BIOS's are different so it would be somewhat useless.


    ty for the answer!
  5. no problem, glad to help.
  6. unknownofprob said:
    no problem, glad to help.


    one more question, i'm thinking about using the overclock genie that my motherboard has.
    if i just run my stock cooler and use the overclock genie, would i get 4.2Ghz as it says on the box?
    would my cpu run at a safe temperature?
  7. for 4.2GHz, I would not advise it with the stock cooler, temps would be too high.
  8. unknownofprob said:
    for 4.2GHz, I would not advise it with the stock cooler, temps would be too high.


    what temperatures would be concidered too high when running prime 95 at stressing 8 threads and looking at the temperatures?
  9. 70 degrees maximum would be my recommended safe limit.
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