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i7 3770k 5ghz h60 safe?

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I know that this is a very noob question, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. Is it safe to overclock a i7 3770k to 5 ghz on a corsair h60 in push pull with 2 corsair SP120 performance edition fans?
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Yes its safe.
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There's no real answer to that , depends on your ambient temps , your chip , there's just too many variables in the way for you to get a straight up answer , it's plausible !
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it's practically impossible and dangerous to the life of the processor

For 5Ghz you need a really good batch and a high end cooling solution like a xspc raystorm or swiftech h220 as minimum
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post #5 of 47

First, gotta make sure that 5ghz is safe on your chip.  Doesn't matter what cooling you have if your voltages are high.  Anything in the 1.5v range is too high for 24/7.  Otherwise, as long as your temps are good...then you'r good!

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Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

There's no real answer to that , depends on your ambient temps , your chip , there's just too many variables in the way for you to get a straight up answer , it's plausible !

This. I would work your way up to 5ghz but keep an eye on temps.
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post #7 of 47
What kind of question is that? You won't get far with the h60 (high temps\vcore) .
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Mostly depends of the Ambient temp, your case airflow, the actual performance of your cooler which is old now I suppose, the type of OC, etc.
Give some details and we'll be able to help better
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tryed 5ghz but the temps got to 70c and windows bosded so i cranked it down to 4.5 and its better now
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Even I have trouble keeping my 3770K at 4.5GHz with 1.2V under 70C (ambient of 23C) running synthetic benchmarks on my TT Water 2.0 Pro (it's a tad bit better than the H80), so I doubt you could run that chip at 5GHz 24/7 with any sort of reasonable load temp. However, as already said above, it depends greatly on your ambient temperature, your chip (i.e. how much voltage it takes to be stable at 5GHz), what your intended use is (temporary benching, 24/7 loading, very light loading, etc.), and a few other variables. But short answer is: no, probably not.

Note: I think for running 24/7 and longevity keeping your chip under 70-75C (80C as upper threshold) would be mindful.
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