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i7 3770k oc'd to 4.0 GHz

post #1 of 6
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Hey Everybody!

I a plotting a new build, and I was wondering:

Can I safley overclock an i7 3770k to 4.0 GHz with a Phanteks PH-TC0LS?
I am going to build into an htpc case, and this it the tallest cooler I could fit.
Not even a stock intel cooler would fit.
Just wanting to know if this is safe and possible.
Also, I will be using an Evga stinger mini itx mobo.

Thanks!!!
post #2 of 6
It should be fairly easy to OC to 4.0 since the chip boosts on default to 3.9Ghz on it's stock cooler. I'm pretty sure you could ramp up your Offset OC to 4.0 without even having to adjust your voltage... unless you get a really crappy chip... remember silicon lottery still in play... but I've never heard an owner of a 3770k yet who has complained about not being able to hit 4.0Ghz. biggrin.gif
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What's the name of the cooler? That one you mentioned doesn't exist. If you mean the PH-TC90LS then yes that will be fine. What case are you going to be using?
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I did mean the one you said, by Phanteks.

I know the processor can easily hit 4, but my question is, can it hit that with this cooler?
If so, can I hit higher clocks like say 4.2 or 4.3?
post #5 of 6
I run 4.2Ghz 24/7 on a 212 evo only bumping the multiplier on a UD5H. Average temp 32. Load temp 65.

If your concerned get real temp and test it. The chip has a built in cut off of things go too crazy, but I highly doubt you will have problems.
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I did mean the one you said, by Phanteks.

I know the processor can easily hit 4, but my question is, can it hit that with this cooler?
If so, can I hit higher clocks like say 4.2 or 4.3?

4.0 should be fine. as to anything higher like 4.2 - 4.3 will be trail and error with such a low profile cooler in what i see as a tight space. try it out and see how your temps are. smile.gif
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