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2600K 4.2GHz Stock Cool Stable for 2 months then BSOD + Is my Chip Ready for 4.5?

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I know I'm an idiot for having a 4.2GHz overclock on the Stock Cooler for like 3 months, but I didn't really have any problems with it until one day it randomly decided to give me BSOD and then a screen saying "System Failure due to Overclocking" (I used Gigabyte EasyTune6 for instant 4.2). Anyway, this BSOD stopped me from being able to boot Windows successfully from my SSD, so I had to reinstall and loose quite a few files in the process. I'm currently happily running on Stock Clocks and I'm afraid to even overclock it slightly.

Anyway, I'm planning on getting an XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 Watercooling kit with 3x Bitfenix Spectre Pros at the bottom of the Rad and two 200MMs at the top and then water cooling my CPU. Will I be able to reach a stable 4.5GHz? I don't want anything like that BSOD to happen again, so I'm just making sure I can go ahead and do it. Every time I've tried 4.5 with stock cooling its stopped Windows from booting, but can be fixed by using factory settings unlike that Overclocking Crash. I'm planning to run Prime95 Blend for at least 24 hours to make sure its completely stable this time.

Also, I get 85 degrees Celsius temperatures on my 2600K under full load (encoding videos) at stock clocks - is this normal and more importantly is this bad or very bad?
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85 is too hot, 72 is the max you want to run for extended times, and 90 is the max period then the processor throttles to save itself from damage. You need to get your new cooling before messing around with overclocking.
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Well, could I ask, why do I run at 85 degrees celsius while rendering then? I mean, I haven't got any overclock and I've got a HAF X with really good air flow in a room with 19 degrees celsius ambient temperature, so it shouldn't really be running so hot. All I can think of is maybe a problem with the stock fan.

Also, don't worry, I'm not touching anything till I've got all my liquid cooling fully set up with advice from people who know their stuff.
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keep it at stock until you get the rasa kit, then you will have no problems getting to you overclock mark or higher under water thumb.gif
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SB has a known issue with the voltages "breaking-in" the processor usually occurs 2 weeks-few months. Its not really an issue but its known.

Basically you need to bump your voltage for your overclock to be stable again.

For example when i had my 2600k i was running 4.5ghz @ 1.25v for the first few weeks now i need 1.30v
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Well, could I ask, why do I run at 85 degrees celsius while rendering then? I mean, I haven't got any overclock and I've got a HAF X with really good air flow in a room with 19 degrees celsius ambient temperature, so it shouldn't really be running so hot. All I can think of is maybe a problem with the stock fan.
Also, don't worry, I'm not touching anything till I've got all my liquid cooling fully set up with advice from people who know their stuff.

The stock coolers just aren't that good. It probably runs fine when not rendering, but there's not much to dissipate the heat that the i7's put out on the small stock coolers. I have a friend with a 2500K that runs stock and it's okay, but I won't touch those things. They're made to be good enough for cooling the processor for doing normal things, and rendering/encoding will build up a lot more heat than playing a game, so that's why.
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85 is too hot, 72 is the max you want to run for extended times, and 90 is the max period then the processor throttles to save itself from damage. You need to get your new cooling before messing around with overclocking.

Throttling occurs at 98C! I don't believe 85C is too hot unless your running it 24/7 at that temp.
 
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Throttling occurs at 98C! I don't believe 85C is too hot unless your running it 24/7 at that temp.

That's why I said extended periods, and my mobo says 90 degrees, but I don't even know how to get my chip that high.
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Also, I can't seem to change CPU vCore, only Offset the voltage, do I need to read an extensive tutorial on how to do overclocking that way?
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Did you change the voltage mode from offset to manual in the bios? You should do all the overclocking from the bios.
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