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Well, I have a i5 3570k and have been running it at 4.9ghz for the pass six months. Temps were at approx. 34c. I wanted to get to 5.0ghz so I ran prime95 to test it at that speed to see if it would be stable...(1.5 vcore). Using xspc 750 rx 360 kit with addtional ex 360 radiator. Now my temps are climbing and I can't get stable at 4.9ghz. Need assistance and expertise!
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You do know that excessive voltage risks circuit degradation? If it said you were getting 34C at load with 1.5v running through it, I wonder if your bios had gotten locked up or something and was feeding you bad info. I'd say reset the bios and set everything back up from scratch.
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Ok will try that. Hopefully that works.
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Electrocutor is correct, reset to stock and start over.

If you're trying to squeeze every last hertz out of your CPU, that usually involves digging into the more esoteric BIOS settings, not just the "basic" settings of vcore, bclock, and multiplier. Keep in mind that any overclocking always runs the risk of frying your chip, and individual chips have different OC potential. Needing to pump more voltage for limited speed gains is a good sign you're approaching the limits of what your chip can do.

If you haven't yet, do a search here on OCN for relevant threads. I'm sure there's a 3570k owner's club or some overclocking guides already set up.
Edited by threephi - 6/6/13 at 8:28am
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post #5 of 8
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Thanks again Threepi...I have been doing some ocing but new to the (Gigabyte) G1 Sniper 3.
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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

You do know that excessive voltage risks circuit degradation? If it said you were getting 34C at load with 1.5v running through it, I wonder if your bios had gotten locked up or something and was feeding you bad info. I'd say reset the bios and set everything back up from scratch.

^^^ This.

There is no way you were running 34C under load at 1.5V and 4.9 GHz. I support Electrocutor's statement, you were getting bad info.

Also, at 1.5V for an extended period of time, you probably damaged your i5. It may never hit the same OC with the same level of stability again due to electron migration. Those that say temperature is the only thing that kills CPUs are misinformed and ignore the facts. Voltage kills.

Greg
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Correction, no not 35c on load, but on idle...seriously but after the it kept climbing. So if it is damage oh well, you live and you learn!
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I fixed it!.jpg 409k .jpg file

Thanks all! I reset the cmos and it clear it. Went back to 4.9ghz which I know now is a good stable oc for my i5 3570k.
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