I made this thread for sharing overclocking advice. I want help from those who had successfully reached 4Ghz on Intel Core i5 processor. I had searched on various articles and resources where it was mentioned, that this cpu is capable of reaching that frequency. I want to know what error you face and what are the things that must be avoided in overclocking. I had gone through a number of post recently which says that their system became usable after few hours even if they have liquid cooling. So that actually reduced my interest here. I am looking for safer options here. And what this motherboard MSI P55 GD80. Is this good. I checked the ios of this board which shows certain stuff related to overclocking. So should I use this or there is any better third party software which is cool enough for this. I am using 2x2 sticks of DDR3 corsair ram along with a nvidia gpu. I am happy with the current system performance, but notice certain artifacts which I play diablo. It looks that the game is not utilizing the full cpu power. My friend had overclocked the same cpu and was able to gain around 3.6. He is using Intel motherboard. The same game when tested on this system, the quality was far more better. It is necessary to overclock the ram also to get stable performance or by doing only the cpu does the job. I do not really want to touch 4Ghz but it is fine if I can reach upto 3.6Ghz also. I also want to notify that I am not using a liquid cooler. I have a traditional cpu fan. I am sure that I will get replies to upgrade my cpu cooler. So that can be a later part.