Should I overclock my CPU?

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  1. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

    Reading your system specs.
    You have a stock case, stock motherboard and stock fans.
    I'm presuming that you also have stock cpu cooling.

    None of these stock things warrants or will work with overclocking.

    If your system runs hot with turbo mode enabled then you for sure have a cooling problem.
    That cooling problem must be addressed before any thing else is done on or with your system.
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  2. Posts : 1,769
    Windows 7 pro

    70C is high. My old desktop shut off at 75. It seems to be the general consensus that you still have an overheating problem and therefore shouldn't overclock.
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  3. Posts : 3,488
    Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

    With your temperatures, I think overclocking would be a bad idea.

    I'll leave you with this advice:

    "Never overclock what you can't afford to replace."
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  4. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

    Mellon Head said:

    I'll leave you with this advice:

    "Never overclock what you can't afford to replace."

    You could also loose a mother board too chef... :)
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  5. Posts : 2,167
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    Forget the overclocking. Fix the overheating. You want a race car, buy a race car.
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