overclocking a good idea

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Of course. 6600k will OC nicely. Just read some guides how not to damaged anything in a process and enjoy the fruits of higher frame rates and smoother game play.
 
I had my i5 2500k for five years. Only recently did I have the need to overclock due to upgrading my gpu to a gtx 1070. I wouldn't do it if you know nothing about it. I would wait and get 3-5 years of life out of the system, then start to learn how to overclock when it is necessary.
 

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It's only has 4 CPU phases people are saying you need 6+4 is a minimum is this true?
 

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Well more phases is always better especially if you plan on pushing your overclock really hard, since it will distribute load better and heat across, less stress on the board.

 

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will a 4+2 handle a skylake at 4.5 GHZ @ 1325 volts

 

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I've read on Asus Tuf they got it up to 4.9ghz on 7700k, keep in mind silicon lottery, no all overclock are the same/ voltage/heat, overall stability will be affected.
 

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Yeah I heard that too. Apparently their auto overclocking feature doesn't go as "berserk" in auto voltage, like it used to.
 

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