- 1 month ago
Hey guys! I'm pretty new to the pc community, joined about November last year. I've built my first pc last month, i5-9600k and 5700xt. I have a Z390 gaming edge AC mobo. I spent all my budget on the "big parts" and only got a $20 cooler. I want to overclock both CPU and graphics card, but I'm afraid the CPU will overheat cuz of the crappy cooler. I also have no experience in overclocking, and barely grasp the concept. One main thing that I'm confused about is the CPU/GPU voltage, which is crucial to overclocking (so I've heard). I spent 2 hours reading articles about electrical engineering, Amps, volts, all that stuff. It only got me more confused. Can someone explain in simple terms what voltage is and how it applies to CPUs and GPUs? Aside from that, can someone recommend overclocking settings for my GPU and CPU? I don't know any "standards" for overclocking on specific components. I don't know what is "expected" from a 9600k in overclocking, especially with a crappy cooler, not a SE platinum. Thanks for reading, even if you don't answer!