Question Overclocking I7 10700k Z490 Taichi

NadeMagnet69

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New to overclocking so so far I've stuck with Asrock's EZ OC set at Turbo 5.1. But I'm only getting spikes to 4.9GHZ and usually am around 4.5. Naturally I have a ton of questions.
First off how long should I run prime 95, running In-place large FFTs?
If you manually set OC (assuming I learn enough to try) to say 5.1, should you actually get 5.1GHZ?
After almost 20 min so far with prime, shouldn't I be a lot hotter than this? The most it's spiked to was 73C but mostly stays in the high 60s.
Some caveats to that screenshot.
CPU Fan 1 is my 240mm arctic liquid freezer II AIO. It's a push pull set as intake in the front.
CPU Fan2 is 4 140mm Noctua NF-A14 1500RPM set as exhaust, 3 top 1 rear.
Chassis Fan3 is 2 Noctua 120mm NF-P12 1700RPM on the push side of the AIO.
Chassis Fan4 is 1 140mm Noctua I cut a hole and modded into the side case as an intake blowing on the GPU.
Chassis Fan6 is 2 120mm Noctua NF-P12 1700RPM set as bottom intakes.
The 2 MOS Fans are the two mini ones that come with the Z490 MOBO.
All set in a full tower Corsair 750D airflow edition case.
Is that just a really great cooling setup or is it because the EZ OC only has my Vcore at 1.2V? I mean I tried to make a good cooling setup when I was building this but it's my first PC build.
lol I don't even know what Vcore actually means aside from having to do with voltage. I don't know what most of the OC terms are, that's why I'm sticking with EZ OC so far.
Is auto OC still a joke? A lot of articles I've read about them say it's not that good but they're also now dated by a few to several years old.

lol In case you can't tell I don't really have a handle on what I'm doing OC wise so any help or advise would be great.
 

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