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Should I go any further on my 3570K?

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Hi there, finally back into the PC gaming community after a couple years on consoles so I'd like to know if I should go any further on my CPU overclocking; I'm a wee bit rusty.

MY system is:
i5-3570k
8GB corsair vengeance
Asus P8Z77-V LX
800W PSU
HD 7970 3GB
Corsair H40 liquid cooler

I've attached my screenshot of CPU-Z's findings. I'm at 4.1ghz now and wondering if i should go any further or just enjoy it as it is?

Thanks! biggrin.gif

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post #2 of 11
Isn't that voltage too high for 4.1GHz?
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We can't honestly tell you to go further without looking at the temps.
Go download Core Temp and take a screenshot of:

1) When you've just started up the PC
2) When the PC is idle
3) when you're doing a stresstest with either Prime95 or Intel BurnIn Test.
 
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post #4 of 11
Agreed with the above ^^ But those voltages are WAY too high; on that cooler you will be hitting some crazy temps with that voltage. You really won't need more than 1.15~1.2v at those speeds.
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post #5 of 11
Ivy Bridge/Z77 Overclocking Guide - i think all you need is here.
post #6 of 11
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Here are those screenshots of the different temperatures you asked for. I see a few of you saying I should lower the voltage, how do I go about doing that? Like I said I havent worked on a pc in a few years and I mostly overclocked GPUs so any info is great biggrin.gif



core temp startup.png 38k .png file core temp idle.png 51k .png file core temp stress test.png 186k .png file

EDIT: I'm seeing from Core Temp that my voltage is actually 1.17~ and not 1.34 like in the original picture.
Edited by Teejmorrison - 6/26/12 at 6:28am
post #7 of 11
CoreTemp doesn't show actual voltage, just the DVID, CPU-z shows what it is actually running at; always rely on CPU-z for voltages!

I have to say though, those temperatures are pretty good for those voltages, you should be able to get quite the decent clock out of that. Try following the guide linked above and ask any other questions here.
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post #8 of 11
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I'm checking out this guide and really its just raising more questions than answering them. Is there a less in-depth and more to-the-point guide about Ivy Bridge overclocking?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DirektEffekt View Post

CoreTemp doesn't show actual voltage, just the DVID, CPU-z shows what it is actually running at; always rely on CPU-z for voltages!.

cpuz is totally incapable of correctly reading my voltage. It displays the same voltage no matter what I do.
    
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post #10 of 11
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cpuz is totally incapable of correctly reading my voltage. It displays the same voltage no matter what I do.

That doesn't sound right. Have you got the latest version? Are you running it as admin? In my experience CPU-z has been the ONLY program to actually show core temps instead of the DVID. Even most software that is provided with the motherboard can't even read it right!

As for the OP, there are some other guides but they are mostly for Sandy Bridge and not for Ivy specifically. Since you are very new to this I would hesitate to give those to you since Ivy generally runs at lower voltages etc. If you have any specific concerns raised by the guide please feel free to ask here. However, that is a very thorough guide and if after reading it completely through you still don't know where to start I would suggest you perhaps need to read around and ask around a bit more before you start your overclocking.
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