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I see, but i want to keep my CPU alive atm, but maybe give it a little boost? is this possible or is there always a chance im frying it? And then im talking about the 4,0Ghz
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I'd at first try for 4Ghz and see how much of an voltage it requires to get it stable. That would give you an idea as to how good / bad of an overclocker it is
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The general rule:

 

OC it untill it blows up or turns in fire

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I'd at first try for 4Ghz and see how much of an voltage it requires to get it stable. That would give you an idea as to how good / bad of an overclocker it is

Alright, do i just have to tweak with the volts? because ive heard that's not a very good idea. Actualy i know nothing about overclocking, thats why im here to learn actually smile.gif.
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The general rule:

OC it untill it blows up or turns in fire

I see.
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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

thanks smile.gif

How much can you overclock it really depends on the chip itself, I have pushed mine to 5.0 GHz with 1.50V and ran super pi, but temps are really an issue with Ivy.
anything higher than 5.0 GHz, becomes unstable no matter how much voltage I apply to the cores, so I think mine reached its limit right there.

I'd say 4.4 GHz on air - 4.5-4.6 on water for everyday use would be the sweet spot for the 3770K, remember it also depends on the kind of tasks you are going to perform, Personally I wouldn't OC my chip only to browse the web and read emails, gaming and video rendering would need that extra clock.

Air or water is also a personal choice, but if you are planning on going water get the juice out of that chip, after all they are made for Oc.
    
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How much can you overclock it really depends on the chip itself, I have pushed mine to 5.0 GHz with 1.50V and ran super pi, but temps are really an issue with Ivy.
anything higher than 5.0 GHz, becomes unstable no matter how much voltage I apply to the cores, so I think mine reached its limit right there.

I'd say 4.4 GHz on air - 4.5-4.6 on water for everyday use would be the sweet spot for the 3770K, remember it also depends on the kind of tasks you are going to perform, Personally I wouldn't OC my chip only to browse the web and read emails, gaming and video rendering would need that extra clock.

Air or water is also a personal choice, but if you are planning on going water get the juice out of that chip, after all they are made for Oc.

Yeah im getting a water cooler later on tho. the computer itself wasnt that cheap haha,

But if i want to go to 4,0GHz now? Are there any instructions? or can i just change the multiplier in the BIOS?
post #17 of 43
4.0 GHz inst even worth modifying anything in the BIOS since 3.9 GHz is the turbo boost of the 3770K. you can reach 4.4 GHz even with the voltage in auto.

If this is your first time overclocking I'd suggest to read a few guides here in the forum about voltages, temperatures etc. pretty much the K versions all you have to bump is the vcore and the multiplier for an easy mild OC. I believe your board supports two ways of voltage input, offset and manual, but for more stable and higher OC you have to mess around also with Load Line calibration.
    
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How much can you overclock it really depends on the chip itself, I have pushed mine to 5.0 GHz with 1.50V and ran super pi, but temps are really an issue with Ivy.
anything higher than 5.0 GHz, becomes unstable no matter how much voltage I apply to the cores, so I think mine reached its limit right there.

I'd say 4.4 GHz on air - 4.5-4.6 on water for everyday use would be the sweet spot for the 3770K, remember it also depends on the kind of tasks you are going to perform, Personally I wouldn't OC my chip only to browse the web and read emails, gaming and video rendering would need that extra clock.

Air or water is also a personal choice, but if you are planning on going water get the juice out of that chip, after all they are made for Oc.

Yeah im getting a water cooler later on tho. the computer itself wasnt that cheap haha,

But if i want to go to 4,0GHz now? Are there any instructions? or can i just change the multiplier in the BIOS?

going to 4.0 is really simple, just adjust the multi to x40. anyway look through this guide as well
http://www.overclock.net/t/1291703/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboards
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4.0 GHz inst even worth modifying anything in the BIOS since 3.9 GHz is the turbo boost of the 3770K. you can reach 4.4 GHz even with the voltage in auto.

If this is your first time overclocking I'd suggest to read a few guides here in the forum about voltages, temperatures etc. pretty much the K versions all you have to bump is the vcore and the multiplier for an easy mild OC. I believe your board supports two ways of voltage input, offset and manual, but for more stable and higher OC you have to mess around also with Load Line calibration.

Yeah your right, what about 4,3 or 4,2. Do i need to change anything for that? I know im taking low numbers but im trying to be careful with my new CPU tongue.gif
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You will not fry your chip with anything under 1.4v.
With your limited cooling you will not be able to reach the higher overclocks without delidding and getting higher end cooling as other have pointed out. You want to keep stress testing temps under 90c if possible, 24/7 normal use temps you want to shoot for something like 60 to 70c max depending on what voltage you use.

Every Ivy chip is different, you will have to test yours to see what oc you can get. They vary a lot in voltage requirements and heat.

With turbo you get 3.9 already so there is not really any point in bothering with 4.0 or 4.1, you can just change the multiplier and leave all else on auto. To go higher you need to read through the first post on this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1291703/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboards

That will tell you what you need to know, you can ask any questions in the thread.

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