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Can I overclock my i5 750 ?

So just got i5 750 with 8gb of ram ddr3 and a Asus P7H55 for 85 bucks , deal was so good that I couldnt pass up . Im gona be geting Cooler Master Hyper TX3i and 500w evga PSU .

Can I overclock my i5 to 3.8-4.2ghz with this setup ?
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  1. No, you cannot overclock a non-k i5

    @Nevermind, i forgot it's the case with new CPUs


    You should be able to overclock it, but watch out for temps, and remember to rise the voltage accordingly
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    Not sure you'll get 4.2GHz out of it on that cooler, but you can definitely overclock it. Each CPU is different so you'll only find out how far you can push yours once you try. I'd expect around 3.5GHz would be doable, possibly more (That is just a stab in the dark based on how most chips seem to OC, I have a similar combo - Xeon X3440/Asus P7P55/Hyper 212 laying around but haven't gotten around to overclocking it yet)

    Kokolin said:
    No, you cannot overclock a non-k i5

    Not true for the 1st gen Lynnfield/Clarkdale chips. While non-K chips are multiplier locked, the 133MHz BCLK on 5-series chipsets (P55/H55/H57) wasn't tied to everything else like it was on Sandy Bridge and later, and could still be overclocked to around 250MHz
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  3. Mightyena said:
    Not sure you'll get 4.2GHz out of it on that cooler, but you can definitely overclock it. Each CPU is different so you'll only find out how far you can push yours once you try. I'd expect around 3.5GHz would be doable, possibly more (That is just a stab in the dark based on how most chips seem to OC, I have a similar combo - Xeon X3440/Asus P7P55/Hyper 212 laying around but haven't gotten around to overclocking it yet)

    Kokolin said:
    No, you cannot overclock a non-k i5

    Not true for the 1st gen Lynnfield/Clarkdale chips. While non-K chips are multiplier locked, the 133MHz BCLK on 5-series chipsets (P55/H55/H57) wasn't tied to everything else like it was on Sandy Bridge and later, and could still be overclocked to around 250MHz


    I know, I just read "i5" and didn't see a "k" at the end, so I assumed it was a new i5...i corrected myself shortly after
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