Should I overclock my CPU?

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  1. Posts : 422
    Windows 7 Pro
       #1

    Should I overclock my CPU?


    Hello all,

    Recently my temps of my CPU have gone out of control, however, I disabled turbo mode in my bios and it works much better. Temps are less than 70c under full load

    My question is should I overclock this CPU I have?

    specs:

    CPU: Intel core i5 650 3.20GHz
    Mobo: Intel dq57tm
    PSU: corsair cx600m
    ram: 4gb ddr3 (more coming in the mail)
    120gb ssd
    windows 7 home premium

    Thanks,

    Logo897
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  2. Posts : 2,499
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    If you have had overheating problems and have disabled turbo mode to control this, why would you contemplate overclocking? That would make the problem worse. Or am I missing something?
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  3. Posts : 422
    Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I hear that turbo mode causes issues like overheating instead of actually helping.

    For example,

    I have an older alienware laptop that had turbo mode enabled and I disabled it, now temps are much smoother.

    Hope that makes sense.
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  4. Posts : 1,442
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #4

    I would first check your thermal paste and heat sink fan before overclocking and see why your temps are "out of control".
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  5. Posts : 422
    Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    HAVOC said:
    I would first check your thermal paste and heat sink fan before overclocking and see why your temps are "out of control".
    Just checked it the other day after turning off turbo mode and it looks great. I see lots of paste as well as my fan is clean.

    My cpu doesn't ever get to 70 degrees Celsius under full load
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  6. Posts : 26,772
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    logo897 said:
    I hear that turbo mode causes issues like overheating instead of actually helping.

    For example,

    I have an older alienware laptop that had turbo mode enabled and I disabled it, now temps are much smoother.

    Hope that makes sense.
    See if this sounds logical. As Lmiller7 said it makes no sense. You disabled a function that allows your CPU to go faster when more speed is needed so you can control temps. Now you are trying to compensate for the function you disabled by overclocking the chip which will make temps higher than they were to begin with. What it seems you are trying to do is jump out of the frying pan into the fire. Turbo mode allows your CPU to run slower when not needed and will increase the speed when you do need it. No matter what you heard, the CPU was made that way for a good reason. So now you want to overclock it. To do that you have to put more voltage through the CPU. More voltage means more heat. It's as simple as that. What I would suggest you do is enable turbo and find a better cooling solution and replacing the thermal paste on your CPU. What you are wanting to do is counterproductive and will make your CPU run hotter than it was to begin with.
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  7. Posts : 2,499
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
       #7

    Anything that causes the CPU to run faster, turbo mode or overclocking, will increase heat. Those are the laws of physics. Until you can keep temperatures under control under normal conditions, including turbo mode, overclocking should not be considered.
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  8. Posts : 176
    Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
       #8

    ...besides, 3.2ghz is pretty good anyways eh?
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  9. Posts : 2,047
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
       #9

    You cannot overclock such processor because it's multipliers are locked. You can only OC any processors in the i3, i5, and i7 family if they have a "K" in their name (Example: i5-4690K can be overclocked and the i5-4690 cannot be overclocked.)
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  10. Posts : 329
    W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
       #10

    logo897 said:
    HAVOC said:
    I would first check your thermal paste and heat sink fan before overclocking and see why your temps are "out of control".
    Just checked it the other day after turning off turbo mode and it looks great. I see lots of paste as well as my fan is clean.

    My cpu doesn't ever get to 70 degrees Celsius under full load
    'Check your thermal paste' usually means take off HSF, make visual inspection of paste, clean both surfaces with correct solvent and suitable (lint free) cloth, apply new thermal paste. Correct amount of paste is vital - usually size of a grain of rice. Too much paste can cause problems by acting as a heat barrier or leaking onto mobo. Watch a few YouTube videos to see right amount of paste to use.

    Everyone has their fav paste, but I use Arctic Silver - comes as a kit with solvent.
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