Stable overclocking help please Tags: Intel Overclocking Product Last response: March 14, 2010 2:14 PM in Overclocking Share whites32 March 14, 2010 1:47:15 AM hi people, could anyone assist me on how to safely overclock my system i have intel core i5 750 with the standard heatsink and fan gigabyte p55 us3l corsair dominator ddr3 1600 - which i was informed on this site earlier that my mobo doesn't support ati radeon hd 3850 cheap novatech power supply 550wt and windows 7 64bit ultimate edition any help would be much appreciated More about : stable overclocking saint19 a c 266 K Overclocking March 14, 2010 1:59:32 AM Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum. IMO, isn't safe OC with a cheap PSU whites32 March 14, 2010 1:01:40 PM hi and thanks for the quick reply, so based on my current specs what do you think i should go for? ive been looking at a corsair psu but wasnt sure on what wattage i need Related resources Cannot get stable overclock on e8400 please help - Forum [CPUs] Intel i5-3570k Stable Overclock ? - Forum Asus 660ti DirectCU II OC stable constant gaming overclock - Forum Getting a stable overclock - Forum Q9400 overclocking , can't get it stable - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a b å Intel a c 197 K Overclocking March 14, 2010 1:20:33 PM A cheap power supply is not safe even if you do not overclock. If you never plan to upgrade the video card, a 400CX would be enough. Corsair 400CX (30 amp 12 volt rail) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I do not recommend the 450: Corsair 450VX (33 amp 12 volt rail) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It doesn't have enough usable power compared to the 400CX With nearly any single video card, I recommend the Corsair 550VX (41 amp 12 volt rail) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LGA1156 Core i7 & i5 Overclocking Guide http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/256144-11-lga1156-c... whites32 March 14, 2010 1:39:24 PM aha thanks but im in the uk so are these too ok? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124736 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134677 PTM31 March 14, 2010 1:57:19 PM http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134677 +1 jsc a b å Intel a c 197 K Overclocking March 14, 2010 2:02:42 PM I have a 750 watt Corsair, but unless you are planning to upgrade video cards later, both of the PSU's are massive overkill. A good 550 is more than you need. But of the two PSU's that you listed - Corsair by all means. whites32 March 14, 2010 2:14:53 PM ok thank you very much for your input, ill keep you posted on my recent activities Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI cant get a stable 4.0Ghz please help with my settings ForumI need a stable overclock guide for i7 990x / DX58SO2 Forumbest overclocking mobo that is stable for q6600 ForumHelp with once stable Overclock ForumOverclocking i5 2500k/AsRock stable settings. Help ? ForumOverclock stable ? ForumStable overclock for i5 2500k for 4.5Ghz - MSI/Asus/Gigabyte/AsRock ForumStandard OC not STABLE , need HELP ForumIs this overclock stable ? (Radeon 6950) ForumAsus P5K-E wifi stable but randomly won't POST ForumE8400 not stable when overclocking ForumFX-8120 @ 4.5 GHZ - stable but stuttering? ForumFixed Voltage ForumCan someone help me adjust the voltage on my xfx radeon 4890? ForumHelp me overclock e7200 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !