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How much can i overclock my z77 sabertooth i3770k??

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I have an i7 3770k with z77 sabertooth. i currently am stable at 4.6ghz at 1.290. And my temps have not gone over 30.C
I would like to know if i can overclock more to say 5.0ghz if so how do i go about doing that?
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FIrst of all you need to stress test your overclock with a program such as prime 95. This will check if the current overclock you have is stable.
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that i have done. it ran for 4 hours without any errors or nothing and i was surfing the internet at the same time.
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So your temps have not gone over 30c while under prime?
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4 hours is not enough for stability. 12 hours of Prime95 is the basics. 16 hours is better.

each CPU is different, It might go no further than 4.6, it might go above and beyond 5Ghz++.

You have to increase vcore manually at each step if you get a BSOD.

Disable PLL, tweak your VCCIO / VCCSA, set LLC to Extreme or at least Ultra High, CPU overcurrent to 140%....

When you test a new OC it's better to test it with a 15 minute run of custom blend 1792 before running a standard blend.


You can push the temps safely up 90°C approx. for a stress test. I love to keep it below 60 or 70 for a stable OC. This temperature depends on the voltage. You can push vcore safely up to say 1.45V max on air if the temps are good, going above depends on your balls and your will to take risk.

EDIT: What? 30°C for 4 hours under Prime95? Are you certain you're not talking about idle temps?
Edited by DaGoat - 1/17/13 at 4:39am
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You're overclock is definitely unstable if you're not going over 30C unless you have some sort of extreme cooling.
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post #7 of 14
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yes im sure. i have a temp module directly against the core and the readings havent gone over 85deg farenheit. but ill do a longer prime 95 on the blend. and ill post a pic of what im running to keep it cool.
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post #9 of 14
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i just downloaded the core temp. and its off from my temp gauge, so thats what i am at underfull load as of now.
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zski320...re Sabertooth Z77 and 3770K

...as to your question to what is possible with a Sabertooth Z77 and 3770K:

Last week:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1313179/official-delidded-ivy-bridge-club/8640#post_19064152

This week :

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2653300 (still pushing higher)

...as to how to get there - see Ivy Bridge and Asus mobo Overclocking guides on this site

Much depends on your particular chip and also cooling combo. Good luck thumb.gif
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