View Full Version : Overclocking i5 to 4ghz?

05-03-2012, 12:38 AM
Hi all,

New to this forums and hope some one can help me in this overlocking problem. Many thanks in advance.

my question is would my i5 last as long if I overclock to 4ghz w/ hyper 212 as it would if I didn't touch it and left the stock cooler? My tower has good airflow too. I want to overclock my 7850 as well.

05-03-2012, 02:36 PM
Win 8 CP is a beta OS. You might be taking a big chance overclocking anything on it. This is not a complete OS yet. It will not be complete until later this fall.

05-03-2012, 08:18 PM
No way, not on a beta OS! Not even with the Windows 8 RP coming in June.

One only wants to do this type of thing on a stable (retail release) version of Windows. Hardware is expensive, especially the i5 & i7.

As a general rule, most CPU's will last longer if not overclocked, running at it's native GHz. An i5 gives one plenty anyway, as I have one on my notebook, it runs at 2.66GHz, but has Turbo Boost to 2.90GHz. Plenty for me.

Some desktop i5's has even more native processing power (higher GHz).