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i7 3770k Overclock limit?

post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, i just bought the i7 3770k proccesor and im wondering how much i can overclock it, my specs are:
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus
  • Asus Sabertooth Z77
  • i7 3770k
  • Scythe Katana 4
  • Asus GTX 680 DC2T
  • Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9
  • Cooler Master GX-Lite Black 700W
  • LG GH24NS90
  • Western Digital Blue Blue WD10EZEX, 1TB

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post #2 of 43
With the katana I wouldn't push it over 1.3v
post #3 of 43
Thats a bit subjective and would largely depend on your chip, but for now 4.5Ghz is what i'd be looking for. Also, those Ivy's run a lot hotter compared to their predecessors and i'd suggest you to get an H100i / H80i if you have the funds that is to keep the chip as cool as possible.
post #4 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thanks, i REP+ 'd you. Im new to this forum also (and to overclocking it self)

Would a Corsair H100i fit into my case? (Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus) or do i have to mod it?

But for now i could go for the 4,5GHz ?
post #5 of 43
I don't think the H100 will fit. The H80 will.
You can try 4.5, good luck.
post #6 of 43
Delidding it and using CLU thermal paste on the die would get you the best temps as well as most overclock ability, but obviously a huge risk involved there.

At least that's what my research has taught me. I've ordered a 3770k as well and plan to do it.
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post #7 of 43
Thread Starter 
Yup thats right, but i could try it with 4,00GHz?

Then my CPU wont fry right?
post #8 of 43
4ghz is kind of a joke and should be super easy, at the very least I would imagine 4.4-4.5ghz even at the lower end of volts spectrum.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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post #9 of 43
Thread Starter 
Do you mean with my Scythe Katana? because i dont have a water cooler (yet)
post #10 of 43
I just meant in general. Cooling is one thing, but volts is another. Voltage control is done within the motherboard bios and it regulates how much power your CPU is getting. The more power it has the hotter it gets, which can cause your cpu to fry. Every individual chip requires different amounts of power to maintain stability when overclocking. That's generally why they call it the "lottery".

If you get unlucky, you need more voltage to stay stable at a lower overclock, but if you get lucky you don't need as much which usually means you can push your cpu to much higher levels than people who are unlucky.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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