Originally Posted by IrishV8
Well most people get the k version chips due to the unlocked multiplier for the ease of over clocking. None the less seems fine no issues I can see temps are in order. So carry on stress test tend to generate more heat than normal usage.
Originally Posted by chip94
Looks perfectly normal.
Much reason to overclock right now? Well that depends, it should benefit you in games and programs that love using the CPU, otherwise there isn't much of a reason to OC or unless you want nothing but maximum performance from the CPU.
Overclocking is completely safe and simple with the 3770K
Thanks for your feedback everyone, it's much appreciated.
I just started a burn at Max on the overclock that the ASUS auto-OC in bios came up with, and it's running at 4.2GHz. It's a little choppy now and then while I'm typing but so far it's not passed 79°C with all fans on max, and I can still type in chrome and do moderate movements with tabs (although it's obviously working hard).
Perhaps I should read up more before I do more in-depth testing, I set my thermal protection to put the computer to sleep if it hits 84°C, which seems fine considering the max temps on a 3770k is 105°C or close to that. Right?
Anyway, I imagine I should probably know how to check that voltages are within spec and such after auto-tuning, I'm not even certain how this will effect other parts of the computer; RAM, graphics circuits, power circuits? Looks promising though at a conservative 4.2GHz overclock.
Originally Posted by gotendbz1
If you getting near 70c @ stock if you clock it over 4ghz your temps are going to be near 90-100. Suggest you get better cooling if you decide to oc
I'm glad I didn't hit 90-100 when I passed 4.0GHz... with 4.5GHz or more I imagine 90-100 would be reached as the heat transfer would probably become exponential, but apparently I haven't hit the curve yet.
I'm also interested in rotating the CM hyper 212 evo 90 degrees so it would vent the cool air out the top. I'm not sure how much that will help me, but I've seen it help drastically in at least one test of another cooler that wasn't doing so well keeping things cool. As soon as it was turned temps dropped at least 10 degrees, I think. Also I would be able to see how well i applied the thermal compound because it was my first or second attempt at ever mounting a cooler. I saw compound as i rotated the cooler so I know I covered most of the CPU, but I think perhaps I could have had slightly better coverage.
Here's a pic of it running so you can see the specs during the O.C. and not after it's cooled off:
And as I finished this post it finished cranking my CPU, is this new 94 GFlop speed considerably faster than the previous 87 GFlops in the real world, or did I just make a statistical improvement?
I'll do 10 tests in a row later, I just wanted to test the waters on 4.2GHz and see what you all thought of these results. I've got to do more reading though.