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Hey guys, Im upgrading most of my PC and Im wondering after getting it all what should I be looking at overclocking at? My specs are:
SPECS:
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K Black Edition 3.4GHz
Overclock to 4Ghz
GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 270X 1050MHz 2GB
CASE: Corsair 750d
MOTHERBOARD: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD FM2 Micro ATX
RAM: Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600Mhz
HARD DRIVE: 1TB Western Digital hard drive
Power supply: Still haven't decided but its going to be able to handle this system
CPU COOLER: CM Hyper 612s

Fan wise I will have access to a maximum of 8 fans in my case a mix of 120mm and 140mm I will put as many in as necessary. I was looking to overclock at 4Ghz? Is this too unrealistic?

P.S I really dont care if I have to use all 8 fans. I have GREAT noise cancelling headphones and I have a fan in my room just for me and It cancels out that full scale fan completely. I just want to best performance but I want it to be stable and cool!

THANKS GUYS!
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I think 3.8ghz should be achievable no problem, and possibly 4.0ghz. It depends some can some can't it all depends on heat and voltages your willing to put through the processor. You see some peoples processors overclock well and others exactly the same hit a brick wall, just increase slowly and tweak as needed, stress test and repeat. Just monitor your temperatures with Speedfan, it sounds like you have a good airflow going through the case. Let us know how you get on!
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Thanks Im ordering the final parts in a weak or so. I was just reading up on the luck of the draw for cpu. Hopefully I get a good one. Ill update you when I overclock. I was told I should run my computer for a couple of days first before overclocking.
Thanks for the advise!
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Make sure you get some good thermal paste and spread evenly and very thin as well across the cpu. I think leaving it a few days will let the thermal paste do its job and you can see what temps your running at.
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I think 3.8ghz should be achievable no problem, and possibly 4.0ghz. It depends some can some can't it all depends on heat and voltages your willing to put through the processor. You see some peoples processors overclock well and others exactly the same hit a brick wall, just increase slowly and tweak as needed, stress test and repeat. Just monitor your temperatures with Speedfan, it sounds like you have a good airflow going through the case. Let us know how you get on!

Bull crap... I have never and I mean never seen someone not hit 4.0Ghz and the norm is 4.5Ghz specially with your cooler..
Take it from some one "ME" who has a 750K!!
You dont have to up your voltages or anything just go into bios and set your ratio to 40 save setting to bios and boot into windows or what ever O/S you wil be using and you'll be golden!!
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Bull crap... I have never and I mean never seen someone not hit 4.0Ghz and the norm is 4.5Ghz specially with your cooler..
Take it from some one "ME" who has a 750K!!
You dont have to up your voltages or anything just go into bios and set your ratio to 40 save setting to bios and boot into windows or what ever O/S you wil be using and you'll be golden!!

Well, that escalated quickly.

Rebellion had it right when he illuded to the fact that each OC is different. One person might be able to get to a certain clock with certiain settings and another person with the EXACT SAME setup might not be able to get the same clock or need different settings.

You're response shows your ignorance on this matter, Justin.
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Er thanks guys. No need to get feisty though tongue.gif I read about alot of cpus being different and its the 'Luck of the draw' Im just hoping to get 3.9Ghz and if I get better Ill be very happy. If i get unlucky then oh well. Most of my games a mostly graphics card dependent anyway! Thanks for the help guys wish me luck buying my CPU !
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