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Hello, Iv'e finally finished my chstom build and am quite impressed. However I was wondering about overclocking the i7 ivy bridge 3770k. My question is what should I overclock to. 4.3 maybee. It runs at 4 now but is there a real difference between 4 and 4.3?
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Originally Posted by Brad1895 View Post

Hello, Iv'e finally finished my chstom build and am quite impressed. However I was wondering about overclocking the i7 ivy bridge 3770k. My question is what should I overclock to. 4.3 maybee. It runs at 4 now but is there a real difference between 4 and 4.3?
You will start seeing a good difference at 4.4.
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Cruising the desktop, checking emails, trolling ocn you won't see a difference. Gaming, encoding, anything taxing you certainly will. See how far you can go on stock volts and work up from there. A 4.4ghz overclock should be easily attainable and will be smoking fast. Enjoy !


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post #4 of 18
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Thanks for the responses. In that case i think im fine till i need it. 4.0 is still faster that. My last HP runing at 2.8 tongue.gif
post #5 of 18
If i were you, i will give it a try to 4.5Ghz. Cos i really like to see how my chip can go. If you lucky enough, you might be getting a stable 4.5Ghz on stock voltage. biggrin.gif
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If i were you, i will give it a try to 4.5Ghz. Cos i really like to see how my chip can go. If you lucky enough, you might be getting a stable 4.5Ghz on stock voltage. biggrin.gif

Depends on what cooling the OP has - 4.5 starts getting pretty hot. And 4.5GHz on stock voltage, while awesome, is pretty darn rare.

Anyway, this is OCN. Of course you need to see if you can get a higher overclock!
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I have some questions about o.c.ing a 3770k first off I read that with stock heat sink under prime 95 the temps clime to 95 C before settling at around 86 C under the full load. I currently have mine under a stable o.c. of 4944 mghtz but my vcore sometimes peaks over 1.5 like 1.522. I'm on an ASUS Sabertooth z77 mobo, with a push pull on a triple fan rad, and a single fan on a single fan rad. my temps climb to 95 C then settle at the high 70s low 80s C under full load, with my vcore temp slowly climbing to 40-50 C. My main concerns were first off is it really bad to have the vcore go up over 1.5 because I have seen a lot of articles about ppl who have o.c.ed their 3770k to 5 ghtz, and I don't see how that is possible without putting your vcore over 1.5. my secound concern is the temps, i believe the temps are fine since they are around the same as with the stock cooler without o.c.ing at all. and lastly about the vcore temp, it seem s to be a bit scary to me, but at the moment I don't have very good air circulation throughout the case, and the vcore isn't water cooled, which I intend to remedy by getting more case fans.
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Depends on what cooling the OP has - 4.5 starts getting pretty hot. And 4.5GHz on stock voltage, while awesome, is pretty darn rare.
Anyway, this is OCN. Of course you need to see if you can get a higher overclock!
Is it recomended to use liquid cooling and if so, should I get an all in one or do it myself.
post #9 of 18
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Is it recomended to use liquid cooling and if so, should I get an all in one or do it myself.

Unless you plan to really push the overclock, a decent air cooler is fine. Something like the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ EVO, for example.
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Unless you plan to really push the overclock, a decent air cooler is fine. Something like the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ EVO, for example.
Will the 212+ work pr does it have to be the evo. And if te evo is better. Do i need to us ethe evo backplate or can i use the plus backplate.
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