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Whatever you do, don't tell Intel that you overclocked your CPU. No RMA if that happens.

You could get a tuning plan, kill your CPU by giving it too much voltage for several months and then get a free new one.
post #22 of 29
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I am planning on watercooling my PC at some point. The extra mhz would help as well as I render a bit of video.
I also run this thing pretty hard.
What programs do you use to render? Many programs have a feature to render with a GPU, which is at least 3x faster than a 3700k @ 5.5 GHz. Rendering on a CPU compared to a GPU nowadays is becoming kind of obsolete, GPU's can crunch so much more data than a CPU can.
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post #23 of 29
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Whatever you do, don't tell Intel that you overclocked your CPU. No RMA if that happens.

You could get a tuning plan, kill your CPU by giving it too much voltage for several months and then get a free new one.
He'd need to be pushing a lot of volts through that CPU to kill it in several months though, Ivy's withstand voltage much better than Sandy Bridge CPU's do.
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post #24 of 29
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He'd need to be pushing a lot of volts through that CPU to kill it in several months though, Ivy's withstand voltage much better than Sandy Bridge CPU's do.
Stick it in your freezer, run it on 1.75 volts for a while, and see what happens.
post #25 of 29
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Stick it in your freezer, run it on 1.75 volts for a while, and see what happens.
But if he actually wants to use his CPU while it's using an insane amount of volts that wouldn't work.

There's a thread here somewhere about someone who has their 3770k @ 1.55V or something around there, and has had it there for over 6 months I believe, with no degrading yet.
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post #26 of 29
If you're going to water cool and be rendering video you may want to just sell the 3570K for whatever you can get for it and buy a 3770K or even an older 2600K. The Hyper threading will help with rendering and the extra heat will justify water cooling more...
post #27 of 29
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Honestly, in case you couldnt tell, I am attempting to not have to spend money if I dont have to.
But, if it comes to it, I may stick with this one, save up for a 3770k, take this 3570k's head off.. See if that improves it at all.
post #28 of 29
Step 1. Buy a tuning plan
step 2. don't bother caring about your voltage
step 3. overclock a crazy amount
step 4. laugh
post #29 of 29
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Honestly, in case you couldnt tell, I am attempting to not have to spend money if I dont have to.
But, if it comes to it, I may stick with this one, save up for a 3770k, take this 3570k's head off.. See if that improves it at all.

You could claim you get crashes/BSOD at stock setting and request a crossship RMA, Intel will ship you the replacement as fast as they can (next/two day shipping) and include a pre-paid shipping label for you to ship your old CPU back, ofc your credit card will be charged for the new CPU until you return the old one, no penalty for returning an working CPU AFAIK.

It is just very shaddy but I heard people doing it.
Edited by sherlock - 3/18/13 at 5:50pm
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