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I've heard you can overclock it to 3.8 or even 4.0 with Stock Cooler safely. Is this correct? I might buy a new and better cooler later, but for now I'm on the stock one.
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You could do a small overclock with the stock cooler but its not a good idea

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You could do a small overclock with the stock cooler but its not a good idea

And welcome to OCN by the way
Thank you. I'm only looking for a small performance boost, hoping that I can get some improvement in CPU intensive games like PlanetSide 2. How small of a overclock can I do? Or should I just stick with the default?
post #4 of 26
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Thank you. I'm only looking for a small performance boost, hoping that I can get some improvement in CPU intensive games like PlanetSide 2. How small of a overclock can I do? Or should I just stick with the default?

Its not worth it the risk of damage to your CPU is to great in my opinion

The stock cooler can barely cool the CPU under load with stock clocks in a hot room as it is

Add ovcerlcock on top of that and you start closing in on the cooler limits
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post #5 of 26
You should be able to hit 4GHz but make sure you use manual voltage, auto will set the voltage too high and the chip will overheat.
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post #6 of 26
you really just have to try it and see what your temps are. all cpu's overclock a little different as far as speed/voltage/temps go.

Just make sure you're not going above 80c or so.
post #7 of 26
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Thanks for all the answers. I've decided it's not worth it and I'll buy a new and better cooler first.
post #8 of 26
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Thanks for all the answers. I've decided it's not worth it and I'll buy a new and better cooler first.
Well if you have the space for it and money something like the Noctua NH-D14 is one of the best air coolers money can buy
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post #9 of 26
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Well if you have the space for it and money something like the Noctua NH-D14 is one of the best air coolers money can buy
Yeah, I know. It's either that one or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo that I'm going to buy. I have a few questions though. Is either of these considerably louder or more quiet than the Stock Cooler? I'm not someone who's looking to have the most quiet computer, I just don't want my computer to sound like a jet motor, so I can instead focus on the game, and not wake up my parents who live in the room right next to me. I currently have a Fractal R4, if that matters. I figured it might because it has sound dampening panels in it. Another problem I've figured I'd run into is that half of my RAM won't fit. I currently have the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard, and 4x 4GB Corsair Vengeance RED, which I think are 54mm if I recall correctly. Is there a price and performance difference between low-profile and the kind of RAM I currently have?
Sure 8GB of RAM is a lot, but I often have a bunch of programs running, with tens to hundreds of tabs in the browser sometimes, so I rather not risk having to little.
Edited by Volun - 3/24/13 at 6:46am
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by Volun View Post

Yeah, I know. It's either that one or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo that I'm going to buy. I have a few questions though. Is either of these considerably louder or more quiet than the Stock Cooler? I'm not someone who's looking to have the most quiet computer, I just don't want my computer to sound like a jet motor, so I can instead focus on the game, and not wake up my parents who live in the room right next to me. I currently have a Fractal R4, if that matters. I figured it might because it has sound dampening panels in it. Another problem I've figured I'd run into is that half of my RAM won't fit. I currently have the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard, and 4x 4GB Corsair Vengeance RED, which I think are 54mm if I recall correctly. Is there a price and performance difference between low-profile and the kind of RAM I currently have?
Sure 8GB of RAM is a lot, but I often have a bunch of programs running, with tens to hundreds of tabs in the browser sometimes, so I rather not risk having to little.

The fan on the Hyper 212 is not very good in my mind i find it to be way too loud and since you have the very same RAM as me you cant use the D14

What case do you have?

If i know i can recommend you a few coolers you could look at
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