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Overclocking i5-3570K

Last response: in Overclocking
September 24, 2012 1:22:36 PM

Hello everybody,

I'm currently running my i5-3570k at stock speeds of 3.4Ghz. Since I started streaming on twitch, I noticed that my CPU usage gets pretty high (around 90%). I'm thinking that I should probably overclock my CPU just to get better performance out of my machine. My specs are in my signature. So i have a couple questions -

How exactly do I overclock my CPU? Can someone please explain this to me in detail?

I think that an overclock to 4.0Ghz would be great, will this be a safe and easily attainable overclock? Will the extra .60Ghz give me a significant boost in performance and is it worth it? Or should I shoot for a higher overclock?

My current temps are bout 35c idle, 50c under load (get's highest when I export videos with Adobe premiere). My heatsink is the Cooler Master 212 Evo.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm beyond satisfied with my PC (Newly built about 2 months ago). I'm able to stream at 1080p without having to change my graphics to lower settings (I play on all ultra/maxed out settings). I just wouldn't mind getting better performance when I stream (currently at 1080p, about 20FPS), and wouldn't mind exporting videos quicker (1 hour video, 1080p @ 2pass will take about 1 hour 45 min).

As always, any thoughts and help will be greatly appreciated!!!

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