Intel Processors come in many varieties because it changes with every new generation. Overclocking the processor is simply making it operate at higher speed than intended.
There are many different steps that you can follow when you want to overclock the new intel processor, but I will give a general way which may be used in any type of processor, because overclocking changes with every new generation of processors, and it is also important to know that no two processors will overclock exactly the same even if their hardware are similar, this is because the processors units are different from each other.
People overclock for different reasons but generally it is done by many when they want to achieve more while running those intensive tasks like gaming, video encoding and many others. Overclocking can shorten the life of your computer and can also cause some damages to some components especially when the overclocking procedure goes wrong.
When overclocking, you will look at the CPU multiplier which usually decides your final CPU frequency, while the CPU Vcore is the main voltage value that will be adjusted. When increasing the clock speed you will be expected to raise the Vcore so that it can be in a position to supply your processor with enough power. Then there is base clock which generally affects your CPU and RAM frequency and others. It is important that it is monitored during the process though no adjustments will be made to it but it will calculate the final clock speed.
Before overclocking you will need to have things like the CPU cooler, this is for those who want to overclock to the maximum possible speed. You will also need the CPU-Z which is a guide that will show you the voltage, clock speed, and also show you if your settings are working well. You will need an overclocking motherboard to help with this task and you will also need an unclocked “K” series intel processor which mainly designed to guide with overclocking. A Windows machine should be a handy guide for Windows, and finally you need a program that will help in stress testing your CPU therefore a Prime95, LinX and AIDA64 should come in handy.
When overclocking, the first step is to stress test you default settings, just to make sure that it is running well and at its stock speeds. You will then need to reboot your computer to enter your BIOS, when it is starting hold down the delete key or the key that your computer indicates as the setup key, it may be F2 button or any other. Go to load optimized defaults and select then choose save changes and reboot. After rebooting start up AIDA64 and click on ‘Stability System Test’ key, go ahead and check all the boxes in the upper left hand corner and start testing, let it run for a few hours, when done click stop.
Step two is to raise your multiplier; this is where you start overclocking. Start your base clock speed and gradually take it up. When done go to step three of stress testing your CPU, this involves rebooting into Windows. Once done you will move to step four which is where you are expected to increase your Voltage.
Step five is to repeat the process to reach maximum safe temperature. Step six is to perform final stress tests; it is recommended that you use the LinX because it is a good stress tester.
Be sure to look around for a full guide on how to overclock your machine since the process varies from one machine to the next.