So I have the Asus Maximus hero with 4770k overclocked to 4.5ghz. The asus tech dude ran me through the process of doing this, and his method was to set my CPU voltage to + offset of 0.075 (1.36 volts) which was a bit hot on Small FFT's in prime 95 (90c or higher), but real world 100% stress on the cpu it was about 70c. So i returned that chip and got another one, hoping for a better overclocker. The new only could get up to 4.2ghz stable, I returned that one and finally am back at 4.5ghz but the +offset voltage required is 0.140 (also 1.36 volts) instead of 0.075 of the first CPU. The temps are the same about 45-50c in most games, it's totally stable and runs great but I'm curious if it's a negative thing having to bump up that value to 0.140 in the bios, almost double of the previous chip. Does that have any impact on if say I wanted to delid this chip and get a bit more out of it? Or is it a non issue and I'm free to move up beyond 0.140 provided it's stable?
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11/27/13 at 10:21am