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Hey guys so as my sig now says I have intel core i7 3770K clocked at 3.5ghz (not oced) and has a turbo boost that supposedly goes to 3.9ghz but it never goes to that speed. I've pushed it 100% usage and cpu-z says it's between 3.6ghz and 3.7ghz. I've googled many times how to enable it and have followed the instructions I found on how to enable it in the BIOS but it still didn't do anything. My BIOS is a 3D one by Gigabyte. I have little to decent sized water cooler on it.

Does it have to do with temps? Is the hardcoded software in my rig not allowing it to go any faster because of the temps it reaches when it goes between 3.6ghz and 3.7ghz? I don't know what the temp gets i'd I have to run that test again with speccy but I think it's well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. (sorry if that doesn't help)

By the way, when overclocking what are dangerous temps for intel cpus? (If I need to be more specific take the one in my sig for example)
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what motherboard model do you have?
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Model: H77M-D3H (Intel Core i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz <--- Thank you speccy lol
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Hey guys so as my sig now says I have intel core i7 3770K clocked at 3.5ghz (not oced) and has a turbo boost that supposedly goes to 3.9ghz but it never goes to that speed.
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By the way, when overclocking what are dangerous temps for intel cpus? (If I need to be more specific take the one in my sig for example)

That's because it only goes to 3.9 GHz when you're loading only a single core. When 2 cores are under load, it clocks to 3.8 GHz and when all 4 cores are under load, you're limited to 3.7 GHz. Don't worry, Turbo boost is working as intended.

Dangerous 24/7 temps are around 80-90 C, but it can withstand temperatures over 100 C for short periods of time.
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Thanks so much I've been googling for that answer for years!!! About the 100 C that's incredible! LOL Thanks again.

One more question: what happens at dangerous temps? Would the rig set on fire?
Edited by supercold123 - 3/20/14 at 7:53pm
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Thanks so much I've been googling for that answer for years!!! About the 100 C that's incredible! LOL Thanks again.

One more question: what happens at dangerous temps? Would the rig set on fire?

No, the CPU would slow down. They're very good at not burning.
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No, the CPU would slow down. They're very good at not burning.

Really!!!??? wow!! I feel like saying are you sure, but I'm sure you are it's just....that used to be a primary fear of overclocking for me. (Don't want to set house on fire you know)
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Really!!!??? wow!! I feel like saying are you sure, but I'm sure you are it's just....that used to be a primary fear of overclocking for me. (Don't want to set house on fire you know)

Things can catch fire with the wrong components and/or the wrong settings, but the CPU won't do it from overheating.
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only negatives overclocking does is degrade chips faster, use more energy, and create more heat...

Usually the comp will shut down once dangerous CPU temperatures occur

well not usually but some mobos have settings for that
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Things can catch fire with the wrong components and/or the wrong settings, but the CPU won't do it from overheating.

Assuming you only overclocked cpu and nothing else what could catch file is not the cpu?
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