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Help/Comments! First time overclock i7 3770k with asrock z75 lga 1155

post #1 of 13
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Hi everyone,
So I'm very new to overclocking -- the only experience I have is just unlocking the turbo boost on my non k CPU that I had prior to this.
I've taken some screenshots to show the entire process I went through.
(I did this all yesterday)
I'd really just like some feedback or comments or suggestions would be amazing.

Anyways, I followed this guide pretty much step for step: http://www.overclock.net/t/1198504/complete-overclocking-guide-sandy-bridge-ivy-bridge-asrock-edition
I've attached some photos just as reference to what the bios looks like - but that guide was really intuitive and helpful.

After following all the steps I set the CPU multiplier to 45 and quickly realized this was too high and my temps were out of control.
I went back into the bios and set it down to 41 .
I also set the offset to .005v and the turbo voltage to +.004v.

I ran a Prime95 blend test and the self-test 384K passes with a max package temp of around 87C
But then the second test the temp maxed out at 103C
I proceeded to close the test and lower the CPU multiplier.
This is clearly way too high of a temp -- even 87C is a bit much no?

I set everything back to default in the bios because I was starting to get frustrated and did a Prime95 blend test. The first test passed with a max temp of 68C
The second test passed and maxed out at 80C.

At this point I was pretty frustrated as I head spent several hours tweaking everything.
Even to grab 4.0Ghz I would have been happy for me to do on my own..

After troubleshooting and trying to figure out what best to do I ended up enabling the Advanced Turbo then loaded the optimized GPU OC Setting to 4.2 Ghz. The first Prime95 Test passed with a max temp of 78 and the second test maxed out at 91C

I think this is where I'm just going to keep everything, the guide said that this is a lazy feature that does a sloppy job -- but my temps were out of control when I was attempting to tweak the settings on my own.

If anyone has any thoughts or thinks this is a bad idea let me know! I appreciate any thoughts or comments on this.
Thanks so much.
Cheers.



post #2 of 13
It sounds like you need a better CPU cooler.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Will I need a better CPU Cooler just to keep it overclocked at 4.2Ghz?
post #4 of 13
I have no idea what your current cooler is, but temperatures appear rather warm at stock clocks. If you're still using the stock cooler, then yes you will need a new CPU cooler to overclock. If you're using an aftermarket cooler, it doesn't appear to be any better than the stock cooler.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

I have no idea what your current cooler is, but temperatures appear rather warm at stock clocks. If you're still using the stock cooler, then yes you will need a new CPU cooler to overclock. If you're using an aftermarket cooler, it doesn't appear to be any better than the stock cooler.

I'm using the stock cooler which is brand new-- but those temps were only when I was running prime95.
When I play overwatch on epic settings or do multiple tasks it never goes above 65C which seems reasonable right?
post #6 of 13
It doesn't matter how old the stock cooler is, it's still not suitable for overclocking. You need an aftermarket CPU cooler. My default recommendation is the Phanteks PH-TC12DX because it has push-pull configuration out of the box and has an incredibly easy mounting system. A cheaper alternative is the Cryorig H7. Either of these coolers will allow you to overclock.
post #7 of 13
Never OC with stock cooling. You need a proper heatsink.
Also your case needs to have proper airflow.

Both of helps keep your temps down.
You want to use in your case 2x120mm front intake and be sure any HDD/SSD is not blocking the fans.
As for top fans you then to exhaust to pull the extra heat from your OC.
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Intel 3770k @ 4.2Ghz Asus Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX1060 3GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB BLT2K8G3D1608ET... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 512GB Corsair Force 115GB WD Green 1TB WD Green 2TB 
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Cryorig C1 + XT140 Win7 64 Home SP1 ASUS VE278Q CM Storm Trigger Brown Switch 
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Audiotrak Prodigy Cube DAC Edifier S330D 2.1 Speaker Bose AE2 Headphone Superlux 668B Headphone 
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Logitech UE 4000 Headphone Sennheiser PC320 Headset MX-4 Thermal Paste (CPU/GPU) 3x 140mm Noctua NF-P14s Redux 1200rpm PWM 
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of your feedback!

I'm overclocking right now and the temp isn't going higher than 60C on stock cooling when playing games. That's all I'm going to be using it for.... Do I really need to spend and extra $50 for a better cooler?
At 4.2Ghz it passed all stress tests and never got hotter than 90C.
(This is all using the optimized CPU OC Setting in my bios).
When using my PC for how I usually use it it's not getting higher than 60C.
post #9 of 13
No, you don't have to spend $50. That's why I showed you a $35 option. Alternatively, if you have the money set aside to replace your CPU in the event of failure due to excessive heat, stick with the stock cooler.

It's slightly puzzling why're you hesitant to purchase a better cooling solution for your CPU. It's like people who buy a $650 smartphone and don't want to spend $25 for a case to protect it.
post #10 of 13
90c is too hot which can damage your cpu.
Where are you looking for temps?
Is your oc to a single core or to all.
Do you have any power saving enabled?
I have 3770k oc 4.2ghz. My temps under heavy constant load on all cores is no more than 65c. Even gaming I hit on average 56c.
Stock Intel cooler are never meant to be use to OC. They is why Intel removed heatsink from all K series cpu now.

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Crucial MX100 512GB Corsair Force 115GB WD Green 1TB WD Green 2TB 
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