First off I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to read this thread and reply to it. I really appreciate it.
Now, to business...
I would like to overclock my CPU and I have been reading through the forums so I have a general idea of what is involved. However, I would like some advice from experienced individuals involving possible issues that might arise from my current hardware setup and my lack of experience. The system is currently stock and I am looking to start tweaking it to achieve the best possible output. Keep in mind that I am a complete neophyte so any advice is appreciated.
Good rig you have there. I have some question before start to overclock.
1- What cooler do you have? because I can't no see one.
2- Download and use HWMonitor to know your temps, that is basic when you overclock.
3- We also need stress test programs to test the stability of overclock, so, download prime95, Linx, OCCT or y-cruncher.
1- The cooler I have is the stock cooler. I'll be purchasing a new one very soon. Any suggestions?
2- I already have HWMonitor installed and my temps at idle are approx. 33C
3- I have downloaded prime95.
1- What budget? for ~$30 you can go with the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ or for ~$89 you can get the Thermalright Silver Arrow, which is better? Silver Arrow.
2- Use prime95 to stress your CPU at stock clock, with that we can know the load temps with the stock cooler and how far with can go with it.
You got a good overclocking motherboard, just read forums on overclocking it will take a couple of days to get a good at overclocking but the more information your read the better. I just got my I72600k Stable @ 4.9 with air cooling.
All of the tutorials and guides I can find that deal with prime95 focus on using it to test system stability. What torture tests should I run to determine max CPU temp at stock clock with the Silver Arrow?