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Need advice with 6600k overclock

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Hello everyone!
I am newbie in overclocking theme, so i need an advice from more experienced users. A month ago, I updated the PC config from FX6300 to i5 6600к. The difference in price with 6600 non-k was something about 25$ in my region, so i decide took unlocked version. Basically, my PC used for gaming and in plan to buy GTX 1070 when it will be available in local store. The maximum stable frequency which I was able to pick up is 4.2 GHz with 1.32 v (using multiplier in BIOS and 'override' voltage mode). CPU temperature up to 75 degrees under full load (LinX), 25 degrees idle and 40-50 degrees in games. I tried all different settings for power saving, LLC profile, also try up voltage to 1.4 but it did not work: get BSOD with 'watchdog_timeout' or 'irql_not_less_or_equal while stress testing with LinX or AIDA64 even when trying to take a 4.3 GHz. I think that the weak point of my PC is the PSU.
And the question is: can my PSU to limit overclocking, or just i have "unlucky" example? I can spend $100 or more to buy a bit more quality PSU, or simply accept it and work with what we have. Thanks for advice!

CPU: i5 6600k
Motherboard: MSI z170A Gaming M3
Cooler: Deepcool Lucifer V2
GPU: Nvidia GTX 750ti (non-oc)
Ram: Kingston DDR4-2400 16384MB HyperX FURY (2x8Gb)
Power: Zalman ZM500-LE 500W
Case: Zalman Z3
OS: Win10
post #2 of 4
Yeah definitely that psu is not good for a overclocked rig. I would recommend a 750 or 850 B2 Evga. Good quality, solid price and 5 year warranty.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700K ASUS Z170-E Zotac 1070 AMP Edition  Corsair LPX 2666 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel 600P 500GB, OCZ Trion 150 250gb, 850 Evo ... H100i Windows 10 Asus 144hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold 660 blue EVGA 750 B2 Thermaltake F31 Logitech G Pro 
Mouse PadAudio
Taito King Size Creative Omni 5.1 usb 
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6700K ASUS Z170-E Zotac 1070 AMP Edition  Corsair LPX 2666 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel 600P 500GB, OCZ Trion 150 250gb, 850 Evo ... H100i Windows 10 Asus 144hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold 660 blue EVGA 750 B2 Thermaltake F31 Logitech G Pro 
Mouse PadAudio
Taito King Size Creative Omni 5.1 usb 
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Originally Posted by sammkv View Post

Yeah definitely that psu is not good for a overclocked rig. I would recommend a 750 or 850 B2 Evga. Good quality, solid price and 5 year warranty.

Thanks for the response. Unfortunately in Ukraine is hard to find the EVGA PSU, what do you say about variants:
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The be quiet! Straight Power 10 700W CM is the best out of the 4 and comes close to the EVGA Supernova.
Gaming Computer
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
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Gaming Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
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