how soon can you overclock?

how soon after building new rig can you overclock?
do you have to let it settle in at stock before overclocking?
after 2 days i took my Q6600 to 3.2ghz but set it back to stock after reading someone say they werent prepared to overclock theirs so soon after building?
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  1. goodie said:
    how soon after building new rig can you overclock?
    do you have to let it settle in at stock before overclocking?
    after 2 days i took my Q6600 to 3.2ghz but set it back to stock after reading someone say they werent prepared to overclock theirs so soon after building?


    Mine was running 3.0 GHz while installing Windows.

    Been at 3.6 GHz since I could get Prime95 loaded to get it stable.
  2. I'm not an expert (and you should take this comment as it is), but to me, you dont need a second to try OC your CPU.

    I received the CPU same days ago the only reason stop me to OC it inmediatly, was to be sure the CPU in STOCK was without problems! ;)
  3. Yeah, it's not like a car where you have to have a break in period before doing anything intensive.
  4. ^Well you might have a break in period if you have some AS5 applied :lol:
  5. Shadow703793 said:
    ^Well you might have a break in period if you have some AS5 applied :lol:



    Nothing changes but the temps there! I just OC'd with AS5 til I was at the limit, let it sit some more, pushed it some more. :kaola:
  6. I generally run prime 95 overnight after building a new pc then I overclock the next day ( it allows me to see the max stock temps and it makes me at ease to overclock it as far as it will go with in a safe temperature

    usually when I first apply the AS5 and run prime 95 after installing windows, I will see some cases of the temperatures hitting 49-51C then after a few hours of running it, it levels off at around 45C for some of the computers I built and overclocked for people
  7. Now i'm gunna put a spanner in the works. I had to leave my pc benching for a few hours after each overclock before it became stable at it's present condition. First 3.4 was my max. Ran it for a week then thought what the hell i'll try again that time it went up to 3.5. Maybe i was just being noobish on my first o/c attempt.

    Oh @ razor512 those wallpapers are awsome fella and you have almost every show i like on there!!! Great job.
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