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Hi everyone! This is my first time at overclocking, and managed to get my CPU to run prime95 custom blend 90% memory at 4.7ghz without crashing or errors. My temps are around 77 C, and my voltage is at around 1.38V. My questions are: how are these numbers? Can I go any higher? How else should I test stability?
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Hi everyone! This is my first time at overclocking, and managed to get my CPU to run prime95 custom blend 90% memory at 4.7ghz without crashing or errors. My temps are around 77 C, and my voltage is at around 1.38V. My questions are: how are these numbers? Can I go any higher? How else should I test stability?

Temps and voltage are near max already. I'd might try for 4.8GHz though and see what the temps and voltage would be.
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I'd say thats better temps than I got at 1.3V on my 3770k. I usually run mine at 4.5Ghz for 24/7 use
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Yea my 3770k I decided running it at 4.6 where it was stable... I actually sold it a while ago and upgraded to haswell... My 4770k is now running at 4.9 ghz... Might tone it down to 4.8 if I start seeing stability issues.
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Hi everyone! This is my first time at overclocking, and managed to get my CPU to run prime95 custom blend 90% memory at 4.7ghz without crashing or errors. My temps are around 77 C, and my voltage is at around 1.38V. My questions are: how are these numbers? Can I go any higher? How else should I test stability?

Those are pretty much the max I would go. The safe temps/voltages you should stay under 1.4 v and ~80-85C. And now that you have overclocked and lost your warranty, you probably don't want to kill your CPU!

To test stability you can run Prime 95: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
or Intel Burn Test: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/intelburntest.html

I personally run Prime 95 on the "Blend" mode for as long as I can, 8 hours minimum.

-fishymamba
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