This is probably going to sound stupid, but, I am new to overclocking (this being my first time) and don't want anything to go wrong.
My Specs are: CPU: i3-8350k Cooler: H110i (280mm Rad) RAM: 2x8GB @ 3000MHz Motherboard: MSI z370 Gaming Pro AC
I was watching an overclocking guide on Youtube (This one: youtu.be/oi8vb-sg-ks ) and he showed that when he set his voltage to 1.325v on the core voltage his PC would boot but would crash when it ran through Cinebench R15 when set to 5GHz, however, I am running at 5GHz at 1.325v (CPU-Z reports 1.336v, motherboard is set to 1.325v) and am getting no issues, Cinebench ran fine and Aida64 ran with no crashes over two 30 minute sessions and only hits about 55-57 degrees celcius under load.
So, my question is, should these settings be fine? Did I just get really lucky with the silicon lotto? Or am I potentially damaging my CPU?
Any help is appreciated
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Every CPU is different, some overclock better than others, yours might be a bit better than the one that Youtuber has. You might want to do more stress testing with different applications to verify stability, half hour stress tests might not be sufficient, but if you aren't getting any crashes and aren't running really hot, then you're fine.
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As Supernova said every CPU is different. I usually only need 30 mins for my gaming rig to be considered stable for me. I like to use Prime95 Small FFT (v26.6 to avoid AVX) and like you AIDA64. But if you are serious and need absolute stability, you might want to get for several hours or even a full 24 hours. I just think it's unnecessary stress on the CPU if you ask me. But i don't really game for more than an hour or so at a time and just for fun, nothing serious.
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My Pet Russian
Thank you both, I'll give it another run through of Prime 95 today, just to make sure