• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

need help overclocking my Xeon W3565 cpu

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.

kaitlin4599

Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2013
ok so right now i have an HP Z400 workstation and im looking to overclock my cpu as best as i can, but since the HP bios has the cpu overclocking locked out im guessing im stuck to using software im a total noob when it comes to overclocking in windows 7 also this cpu is at stock settings and is liquid cooled any help will be apreciated below is the pc specs

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3565 @ 3.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.2GHz liquid cooled with closed loop cooler
RAM: 16 gigs ddr3 ECC 4GBx4
475 watt HP proprietary PSU
GTX 750 TI


so what are my options also heres a link i found that shows this cpu can over clock

http://hwbot.org/hardware/processor/xeon_w3565/
 

ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
You need a motherboard with the ability to change the BCLK to overclock your CPU.
 

ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Anything X58 based, but they're getting expensive now because it's an old platform.
 

ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
I would say you're correct.
Maybe you can find a used 4690K combo, since you're wanting to overclock.