Core i7 870 wattage?


I have CoolerMaster xtream power 600 watt psu, can I overclock my i7 870 to 3.8 ghz with this psu?

these are my system specs -

Processor - Core i7 870 2.93 Ghz
Heatsink - CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Motherboard - MSI H55M - E33
Ram - Corsair VS 1333 Mhz DDR3 4GB RAM
HDD - WD 500GB 7200RPM
PSU - CoolerMaster xtream Power 600w
GPU - Nvidia QuadroFX 3800 1GB
Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks in advance for your suggetions
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  1. Even if that unit can't deliver more than 450W as stated here:

    it should not affect your OC since your graphics card draws a max of 108W.
  2. yeah the PSU is mainly a concern for the Graphics card ... But overclocking a processor .. it should be fine ...
  3. Processors can actually draw quite a bit if you crank the voltage, but like Twoboxer said, even then it should be well below your real max PSU output.
  4. your overclock should be easily achievable, if your temps stay good... You shouldn't be having any psu issues what so ever, if you are i would start with RMA Psu, then check the board
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