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Hi all. So I just bought a desperately needed desktop upgrade for gaming. I have never overclocked before, nor do i know if I need to. I was just wondering if this is typically done, because I am concerned about busting my warranty, even though HP advertises on their site that you can "overclock" for maximum performance! My specs are below:

Intel Core i5-6400 Processor 2.70GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 VR Ready
8GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM
1TB 7,200RPM Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Ultra Slim-tray SuperMulti DVD Burner
7-in-1 Media Card Reader
10/100/1000 Network
1x1 802.11ac Wireless
Bluetooth 4.2 M.2

I appreciate any advice and/or guidance in how to do this. Thank you
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  1. Overclocking requires a K series processor and a MoBo capable of doing so. Your CPU is not a k series and MoBo is not stated.
  2. OK I guess i need to post more information. This is what I was able to determine:

    PROCESSOR
    CPU Summary Core i5 6400 (2.7GHz)
    CPU Core Quad-Core
    CPU Type Core i5
    CPU Speed 6400 (2.7GHz)
    Turbo Boost Speed Up to 3.3GHz
    Smart Cache 6MB
    CPU Brand Intel
    Front Side Bus DMI3 8GT/s
    CPU Socket LGA 1151
    CPUs Installed 1
    CPUs Supported 1
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    We would need to know what kind of motherboard you have, if you have a turbo boosted speed up to 3.3ghz for your processor I'd assume your processor is a K edition. meaning i5 6400k (???)

    To find out what kind of motherboard you have, open up your run prompt (win+R), type cmd.exe, hit enter, then, in the command prompt, type ---- wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber

    Should give you some information, specifically the Manufacturer and Prodcut. What are those. Don't need the serial number.

    Also, check this guide out, it might help a little.
    BIOS Overclocking for Beginners
    Firstly, I wan't you to check if you have features in your BIOS that support overclocking, if no, I'll compose a different guide. If yes, continue below!!Right here we go!Here are a few key words you need to know:Base Clock: affects your CPU frequency,... Read More
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