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Old April 3, 2010, 11:28 AM
Zero82z Zero82z is offline
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Originally Posted by shaman44 View Post
So what should a noob like me do? Will it hamper my gaming?

Also is it advisabable to overclock slightly with stock cooling?
1) Don't do anything. As soon as you put a load on the CPU, it will clock back up to full speed, and you won't have to worry about anything running slowly. Speedstep doesn't make any perceptible difference to performance.

2) No, it's not advisable to overclock with stock cooling. i7 CPUs produce a lot of heat, and the stock heatsink is designed only to keep the CPU cool at stock speed and voltage.
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