Is it ok for me to be afraid to overclock?

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#1 Posted by Sweetbackhair (2914 posts) -
I'm thinking about overclocking my CPU eventually in the future. I have just a stock cpu fan and my cpu is i3 2120 at 3.3 GHz stock and I want to boost it up to possible 3.9GHz. Will my cpu overheat if I keep the stock cpu fan and overclock it? And if it overheats can it be a huge problem for my computer?
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#2 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3555 posts) -

Stock cooler + overclock = bad combination.

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO says hi.

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#3 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -
You aren't going to get much in the way of overclocking with a non K sandy bridge CPU. You might get a 100-200mhz or so, but that is pretty much it. You won't be getting anywhere near 3.9ghz
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#4 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3555 posts) -

You aren't going to get much in the way of overclocking with a non K sandy bridge CPU. You might get a 100-200mhz or so, but that is pretty much it. You won't be getting anywhere near 3.9ghzferret-gamer
Depends a lot on the mobo and RAM.

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#5 Posted by Sweetbackhair (2914 posts) -
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You aren't going to get much in the way of overclocking with a non K sandy bridge CPU. You might get a 100-200mhz or so, but that is pretty much it. You won't be getting anywhere near 3.9ghzferret-gamer
My motherboard software where I can overclock says I can go up there, but you can be right still.
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#6 Posted by Bishop1310 (1274 posts) -

be a man

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#7 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -

[QUOTE="ferret-gamer"]You aren't going to get much in the way of overclocking with a non K sandy bridge CPU. You might get a 100-200mhz or so, but that is pretty much it. You won't be getting anywhere near 3.9ghzLox_Cropek

Depends a lot on the mobo and RAM.

Ive never heard of anyone getting one of those CPUs even near that high. You can even look at the proffesional reviews from various sites, even then they only get the 2120 to around 3.5ghz.

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#8 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

be a man

Bishop1310
Do the right thing.
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#9 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

1. Don't overclock on a stock headsink unless you have very low temps to start with.

2. That CPU won't get far.

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#10 Posted by ionusX (25760 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

[QUOTE="ferret-gamer"]You aren't going to get much in the way of overclocking with a non K sandy bridge CPU. You might get a 100-200mhz or so, but that is pretty much it. You won't be getting anywhere near 3.9ghzferret-gamer

Depends a lot on the mobo and RAM.

Ive never heard of anyone getting one of those CPUs even near that high. You can even look at the proffesional reviews from various sites, even then they only get the 2120 to around 3.5ghz.

yeah anything without a k after its name has a locked multiplier. meaning you can only up the core clock at doing so is only a very small difference.

i think the highest ive ever heard of any cpu on air getting using core clock only has been .4ghz faster than stock

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#11 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3555 posts) -

[QUOTE="ferret-gamer"]

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]Depends a lot on the mobo and RAM.

ionusX

Ive never heard of anyone getting one of those CPUs even near that high. You can even look at the proffesional reviews from various sites, even then they only get the 2120 to around 3.5ghz.

yeah anything without a k after its name has a locked multiplier. meaning you can only up the core clock at doing so is only a very small difference.

i think the highest ive ever heard of any cpu on air getting using core clock only has been .4ghz faster than stock

My 950 is at 4.0 GHz :D

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#12 Posted by ionusX (25760 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="ferret-gamer"] Ive never heard of anyone getting one of those CPUs even near that high. You can even look at the proffesional reviews from various sites, even then they only get the 2120 to around 3.5ghz.

Lox_Cropek

yeah anything without a k after its name has a locked multiplier. meaning you can only up the core clock at doing so is only a very small difference.

i think the highest ive ever heard of any cpu on air getting using core clock only has been .4ghz faster than stock

My 950 is at 4.0 GHz :D

is it burned to the board though?

core i7 gen 1's had real issues with that

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#13 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3555 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

[QUOTE="ionusX"] yeah anything without a k after its name has a locked multiplier. meaning you can only up the core clock at doing so is only a very small difference.

i think the highest ive ever heard of any cpu on air getting using core clock only has been .4ghz faster than stock

ionusX

My 950 is at 4.0 GHz :D

is it burned to the board though?

core i7 gen 1's had real issues with that

Sorry, this is one of those times when my english fails me. I didn't understand what you said :P

Temps are around 70-75 °C. It's at 173 x 23 right now.

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#14 Posted by metacritical (2537 posts) -
is it burned to the board though?

core i7 gen 1's had real issues with thationusX

my 930 is at 3.96GHz with idle temp of 36, been running like that for the last three years.

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#15 Posted by ionusX (25760 posts) -

to be burned on socket

means that the cpu has literally afixed itself to the board

due to some unstable pins on the cpu.

hence when the released core i7 neahelm rev 2.0

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#16 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3555 posts) -

to be burned on socket

means that the cpu has literally afixed itself to the board

due to some unstable pins on the cpu.

hence when the released core i7 neahelm rev 2.0

ionusX

Thanks. No, it's not.