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My OC plan (3570k)

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Hey guys, I'm planning to OC my 3570k. It's my ffirst time OC'ing so I want to run my plan by you guys. First off, my setup:

i5-3570k
Asus Z77-A motherboard
8GB's DDR3-1600 (only running at 1333)
Windows 7 64 bit
Kingston hyperx 3k 120GB SSD
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Ghz edition OC (1050/1250)
Corsair CX600 600w PSU

Will soon get hyper 212 evo + AC MX-4 before I OC.


My plan:

Target: 4500 MHz
Maximum voltage I'm comfortable with: 1.3v

I'm going to start at 1.3v and 4.0 Ghz and then bump up by 200 Mhz twice and then 100 Mhz (assuming I'm still stable and not overheating). If I'm stable at 4.5 Ghz then I'll back my voltage down in 0.01v increments until I'm no longer stable and then keep it .005v above my last stable point.


Sound like a good plan?
post #2 of 7
Sounds good. Starting from 1.3v is safe btw. But remember, not all chip ocs the same.
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I have some prime95 q's though:

1. What version should I use?
2. How long to run it for? I've heard of prime runs failing after 9 hours, but I don't want to waste tons of time.
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I have some prime95 q's though:

1. What version should I use?
2. How long to run it for? I've heard of prime runs failing after 9 hours, but I don't want to waste tons of time.
Latest version. 8 hrs of prime is enough. When you experience instability on games, just add more offset vcore. Thats what i also did. Never had any issues on stability and been running my oc for more than a year now.
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My cpu is also on the hyper 212 evo, it was overclocked to 4.5ghz. YOu should do about the same.
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Another quick q:

Is it safe to pump more voltage than the CPU needs to be stable? Or does it just cause extra heat?
post #7 of 7
Yes it is safe to pump more voltage than the CPU needs to be stable. I would only bump the voltage up by a few increments / notches above stable voltage. It can make the CPU more 'stable, but it will cause a bit more heat.
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