Basic Concepts of Overclocking Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs

Identify your CPU’s VID Voltage

Then log back in to Ubuntu and stress your system for 5 minutes using MPrime blend mode; WARNING: Do NOT use IBT or Lynpack methods. At least we personally try to keep avoiding excessive stressing tools. While you’ll have been stressing with MPrime, please open our Xray monitoring script and observe the Vcore behaviour. This, my friends, is your actual stock Vcore ( aka VID ).

Test default settings

Go back into BIOS and set your Vcore to VID’s value. Then stress your system for a couple of hours (8 to 24 hours) just to make sure that you are stable at stock settings. If during testing you don’t notice anything unusual, such as artifacts, instant restart etc, it means your system’s rock stable and ready to be overclocked.

Start overclocking

Congratulations! Now your system is under your full control, since there is no any auto-adjust feature enable in BIOS, but only your manual settings. To start off with overclocking procedure, please understand that different approach applies in different platforms, meaning you have to identify first your processor’s generation. If can’t do this, it’s recommended to check your motherboard’s LGA socket, and thus identify your CPU’s generation indirectly. Please select your processor’s generation below:

  1. Generation (2008 models) – Nehalem architecture | 1156/1366 socket
  2. Generation (2010 models) – E/SandyBridge architecture | 2011/1155 socket
  3. Generation (2012 models) – Ivy Bridge architecture | 2011/1155 socket

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