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Can the i-5 3570k processor be safely overclocked with IPMMB-FM motherboard?

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My question is can the i-5 3570k processor be safely overclocked with the IPMMB-FM (Formosa) motherboard?

I would also like to know if it would be safe in general for someone like to me(who has never OCed before)to OC this with a computer that it pretty much entirely stock HP parts?

I am aware that this may void my warranty.

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Re: Can the i-5 3570k processor be safely overclocked with IPMMB-FM motherboard?

When requesting assistance, please provide the full HP model name and/or product number of the computer in question.

 

Here are the specs for the IPMMB-FM (Formosa) motherboard. Here are the BIOS settings for the Formosa motherboard.   According the BIOS settings page;

 

CAUTION: Certain PCs with this motherboard and BIOS allow overclocking of the processor/bus. Overclocking is not supported by HP and risks severely damaging internal compontents.

 

CAUTION: Information stored by the BIOS is essential and changing certain settings can render your system unusable (until the BIOS is reset). BIOS settings should not be changed unless you are certain the change does not negatively impact the system.

 

Overclocking means pushing the system and components past their designed limits. Overclocking can lead to system instability and possible damage to the computer. If you have never overclocked a computer, now isn't really the time to start. One bad move and you may end up with a very expensive door stop. This feature was added primarily for enthusiasts which desired more control over their computer.


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 {Content Removed} The question is if the system in question supports for overclocking or not. I looked through the bios you referred and there aren't any switches that tell me it can even enable or disable overclocking. You could have simply said no. If overclocking is so dangerously unusable, why do you think intel sells overclocking chip and you charge us more for it?  I am doing the research to see just that and I won't buy from HP because of your product is behind the time compaired with other manufacturers.

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hello jamcracker!: the only reason Intel offers that chip is to meet a certain price & feature level

& when that happens HP & other OEM's usually disable everything so that the company won't be liable incase

of accidents!

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Re: Can the i-5 3570k processor be safely overclocked with IPMMB-FM motherboard?

One can always choose any number of reasons for not supporting certain features. It is just that in this case, the overclocking was the whole purpose for that chip and intel even made a specifial name for that.

 

I have seen other reputable vendors do support that. For example, Asus has products that completely support overclocking. It is as easy as 1 2 3. Really, flip a few setting in the bois menu and it will let you know what sort of stability it  is.    I didn't hear Asus had an excuse for not supporting overclocking. On the contractry they sold many of machines. I sure would opt for that.

 

 

 

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Re: Can the i-5 3570k processor be safely overclocked with IPMMB-FM motherboard?

to jamcracker: Indeed as an example that I wanted to mention if time hadn't run out on me

I also own a 2001 HP Pavilion 7965.

which has the Asus PB4LA aka Amazon motherboard I found out that it had a 8x

clock multiplier as one of the BIOS options.

much like you I had visions of overclocking dancing between my two ears(a rocket computer!) & it allowed me to select it as well but alas it didn't work & I think one of my fellow forum members told me why & the consequences.

Esta la vida!

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Check out the forum on tomshardware.com and anandtech.com. There are many people have successfully running overclocking on the very same processor i7-3770K to 4.2 reliablly.   The point is if you don't overclock there is no obvious reason to purchase this chip and pay more for the minumum gain of 0.1 ghz in clockspeed compared just purchase the system with a i7-3770 (without the K) and save yourself $100 dollars or more base on HP's pricing. Your choice.

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