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i5 3570k First time Overclocking. This good?

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So as the title states, this is my first time every overclocking. My spec are:

ASRock z77 Extreme4
Intel i5 3570k w/ Corsair H60 Cooling @ 4.3ghz
Corsair LP Vengence 16gb (2x8gb) 1600mhz
Samsung 840 PRO 256gb

So I overclocked it to 4.3ghz. I realize that's not extremely high, but it's damn near a 1ghz OC.

http://valid.canardpc.com/2833083

I idle in the high teens and under full load it shoots up to the high 80's to low 90's on a couple of cores. But this will all change when I put an H110 in there to replace the H60.

Either way, just under what you see on the cpu-z. Voltage, along with temps, would you say this is good?

No I'm not asking anyone to say this is amazing, I just want to know if this looks right, decent, and well... good. Especially for a first time ever overclocker.

Thanks guys! Always love y'alls input.
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Yes 4.3 is good with 1.2v. As for cooling yes the ivb is going to get hot, but since your idle is so low I think a better cooler will be perfect.

 

What do you use for full load stability testing? Most of us use Prime95 blend for 8-24 hours. I would do that and try to get the lowest voltage possible. This will reduce temps.

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If 1.2v is indeed the minimum vCore you need to stabilize 4.3 then I would say that is slightly below average. Most chips can do 4.4 in that range of voltage. However, since you said this is your first time you may not have your bios optimized, and may not have tested with less voltage so we don't not know as of yet what your chip can do.

Hitting over 90c definitely seems too high, but the h60 isn’t really a match for an Ivy chip because they can run so hot, and that is why so many of us choose to delid.

I would look at reinstalling your cooler, and making sure you use the correct amount of TIM. It can take quite a few tries when mounting a cooler to find the right amount of TIM and to make sure the cooler is making good contact.

For H60 questions I would post your questions here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/612436/official-corsair-hydro-series-club
For Ivy oc on an ASRock I would post your questions here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1198504/complete-overclocking-guide-sandy-bridge-ivy-bridge-asrock-edition

Both of those threads are active and a number of people follow them. Chances are you will get more help there than starting a new thread.
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True, I'll try lowering the voltage some down and see if we can get it to stay stable and lower temps.

yea I know the H60 is small and a little bit of a POS when it comes to the Ivy Bridge. Which is why I'm looking at upgrading to the bigger H110.

Once I do that, I'll possibly try to push the overclocking to maybe a 4.6ghz.

Thanks guys!
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No problem, that oc guide should help.
I know you are switching coolers but I think those temps are high, so while waiting for a new cooler it might be worth the time to try to get a better mount or TIM amount.
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