Congratulations! If you're reading this article that means you are either trying to overclock your LGA 1156 platform for the first time or you already overclocked it but want to know more about how it is done and read if you can "enhance" your setup to reach that sweet point. The LGA1156 platform has been out for a while now, and it quickly got adopted by the users as the main performance platform thanks to the lower prices compared to the LGA 1366 while keeping the same performance. Intel launched 4 cores/8 threads processors (Core i5 and Core i7) based on Lynnfield's architecture, and after that we saw 2 cores/4 threads CPUs with Intel GMA HD graphics (Core i3 & Core i5) based on Clarkdale's technology.
Thanks to a better and more mature technology, along with reduced manufacture's size, the entire LGA 1156 gamma is able to overclock in a very decent way within air-cooling conditions, and that's what we're analyzing today. Benchmark Reviews will teach you how to understand overclocking values while doing the process at the same time. After that, the Core i3, Core i5 and the powerful Core i7 processors will be deeply analyzed to check how the MHz increase versus heat, voltage and power consumption. Start your engines and have a look at our latest Intel LGA 1156 Overclocking Guide to setup your latest Core i3/i5/i7 CPU to the max!