Possible small overclock ? i5 760

Micro-star international / Ms-7302
February 17, 2011 at 10:11:00
Specs: Windows 7 - 64 BIT, i5 760 / GSKILL 4G 1333Mhz
Hello, i have an i5 760 2.8GHZ with the stock heat-sink, i was wondering if it would be possible to OC it to 3.0GHZ i know its not a lot but i would like to know if this CPU should be fine with such a small OC on stock heat-sink and would there be any noticeable difference?

I can play Black Ops for 1-3 hours and all my cores are around 50-55 degrees Celsius, and if i am able to OC should i change my 21 multiplier to 22(max) so its 2.93GHZ or change the base-clock till its 3GHZ (what would be more stable) Also i use Turbo boost and i think under load on default speeds it goes up to 3300MHZ should i turn it off if i overclock, or would not overclocking and leaving Turbo boost on be better?

Also just curious does anybody even use Turbo Boost : Extreme the performance boost must be insane....Thanks

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February 17, 2011 at 10:21:32
Google up some overclock guides. It should be able to do close to 4GHz.


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February 17, 2011 at 10:41:42
I didn't read anywhere in there that it was with a stock heat sink i don't want my CPU burning out or something lol, also i rarely overclock so would it be better to raise Base-Clock and lower multiplier or just raise Base-clock, what would be better for doing only a small OC 200-400(MHZ) really appreciate it

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February 17, 2011 at 13:19:07
If you think you can fry a CPU by overclocking it, you obviously don't know much about CPUs or overclocking.

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February 17, 2011 at 19:22:02
Here is the most complete OC-ing guide to the i5 Lynnfield CPU's:
Assuming your motherboard supports OC settings, this is all you need to read, and reread, plus some general overclocking information you can also pick up online. As you will see from this article, OC-ing your CPU is even more systematic than most previous CPU's like the socket 775's, but the results can be amazing, even on a stock heatsink.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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