Overclock.net › Forums › Overclock.net Forum › New Members › How will my rig do with overclocking?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How will my rig do with overclocking?

post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I've just put together my very first custom build and wanted some tips on whether my hardware will be good to do an OC on biggrin.gif My hardware is as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770
CPU Cooling: Intel Stock
GPU: Gigabyte GV-N660OC-2GD 2GB GTX 660OC
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: Patriot Viper 1866MHz 8GB (2x4GB)
PSU: Thermaltake Litepower 500W OEM

I know for certain that I will need to upgrade to a better CPU cooler and most likely a PSU. For chassis cooling I just have a 120mm fan for the moment and still need to get 5 more. Please give me some
advice on anything else I should invest in to allow my build to have a stable OC. Thanks in advance! smile.gif
post #2 of 52
Is your I7 3770 the K series or the non K series?

If it's the non K series your dreams of OCing are going to be shut down, as the CPU's multipliers are locked.
Colossus
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K ASRock Extreme4 SLI EVGA 670 FTW Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb ASUS DRW Hyper 212+ P/P Windows 8 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2311x Razer Blackwidow Seasonic x650 Corsair Graphite 600t 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder Steelseries Astro A40 2013 edition 
  hide details  
Reply
Colossus
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K ASRock Extreme4 SLI EVGA 670 FTW Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb ASUS DRW Hyper 212+ P/P Windows 8 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2311x Razer Blackwidow Seasonic x650 Corsair Graphite 600t 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder Steelseries Astro A40 2013 edition 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdenpaka View Post

Is your I7 3770 the K series or the non K series?

If it's the non K series your dreams of OCing are going to be shut down, as the CPU's multipliers are locked.

This.

Also, aside from more case fans you should look into a good CPU cooler if you plan on overclocking.
post #4 of 52
Thread Starter 
Well my motherboard has a feature called "No K OC" which allows me to increase the multiplier to 43. I have already tried this and CPU-Z shows that ll 4 cores were running at this frequency. So I'm not quite sure about that.. confusedsmiley.png
post #5 of 52
Thread Starter 
And can't I also increase the base clock?
post #6 of 52
You don't know if your CPU is a K model or not?

Also, a baseclock OC won't get you nearly as good as an OC as an unlocked multiplier. I'll cross my fingers that your CPU is a K tongue.gif
The SandBox
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600k (5.3GHz Max) ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z GTX 980 Ti SC+ BP 16GB G.SKILL Sniper 1600MHz 1.25v 4x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256 Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Asus PA279Q 
PowerCase
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold Silverstone FT03B 
  hide details  
Reply
The SandBox
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600k (5.3GHz Max) ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z GTX 980 Ti SC+ BP 16GB G.SKILL Sniper 1600MHz 1.25v 4x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 256 Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Asus PA279Q 
PowerCase
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold Silverstone FT03B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 52
Hit Windows Key + E.
At the bottom of the display window it should name your computers processor as either an i7-3770 or 3770K.
Absolution
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K 3.4Ghz @ 4.4Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Z77 ATX EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked w/ACX cooler G.SKILL RipjawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Black Edition 1TB  SanDisk 120GB Extreme Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray and LightScribe  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master 212 EVO Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 24" LED LCD. 1920x1080P Samsung Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic M12II 750W Cooler Master CM90 II Zowie FK1 Steelseries QcK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Magni and Modi AMP/DAC Razer Megaladon 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Audiotechnica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 600 
Audio
RODE NT USB 
  hide details  
Reply
Absolution
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K 3.4Ghz @ 4.4Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Z77 ATX EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked w/ACX cooler G.SKILL RipjawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Black Edition 1TB  SanDisk 120GB Extreme Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray and LightScribe  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master 212 EVO Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 24" LED LCD. 1920x1080P Samsung Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic M12II 750W Cooler Master CM90 II Zowie FK1 Steelseries QcK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Magni and Modi AMP/DAC Razer Megaladon 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Audiotechnica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 600 
Audio
RODE NT USB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 52
Thread Starter 
Yes, my CPU is the non k model.
post #9 of 52
Then unfortunately you cannot overclock your cpu. There is a way to get to 4Ghz but its not very safe and can potentially damage your processor.
Should have bought a K version bud.
Absolution
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K 3.4Ghz @ 4.4Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Z77 ATX EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked w/ACX cooler G.SKILL RipjawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Black Edition 1TB  SanDisk 120GB Extreme Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray and LightScribe  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master 212 EVO Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 24" LED LCD. 1920x1080P Samsung Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic M12II 750W Cooler Master CM90 II Zowie FK1 Steelseries QcK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Magni and Modi AMP/DAC Razer Megaladon 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Audiotechnica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 600 
Audio
RODE NT USB 
  hide details  
Reply
Absolution
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K 3.4Ghz @ 4.4Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Z77 ATX EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked w/ACX cooler G.SKILL RipjawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Black Edition 1TB  SanDisk 120GB Extreme Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray and LightScribe  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master 212 EVO Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 24" LED LCD. 1920x1080P Samsung Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic M12II 750W Cooler Master CM90 II Zowie FK1 Steelseries QcK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Magni and Modi AMP/DAC Razer Megaladon 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Audiotechnica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 600 
Audio
RODE NT USB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
If I want to set my multiplier to 43 and get a 4.3GHz frequency, what will I need to do to keep that stable?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Members
Overclock.net › Forums › Overclock.net Forum › New Members › How will my rig do with overclocking?