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Join Date: Jan 2014
Messing with a 4790K
Hi, so I finally got around to messing with my old 4790K again over the last few weeks. I'd always planned on trying to get a decent OC out of it, but in a move, the computer wound up running as a media PC (Mainly because it was the quietest one we had) and now finally freed it from its media duties.
Previously, the best I ever seemed to manage was 4.4Ghz, no matter how many volts I threw at it. I could get into an OS, run a bench or 2, and then somewhere in the realm of an hour, it would halt. I didn't worry too much at the time, 4.4 was still better than the 4770K id replaced. But I was able to get that one to 4.3 stable, and was disappointed that I wasn't able to get this one beyond stock turbo speed.
Well, tonight, I pulled the chip, and lapped the IHS, reassembled, and did a little playing. Tonight, I was able to get 4.7 booted with 1.35v, but not stable with synthetics. So at the moment, im comfortable at 4.5, and 1.275V, but what could be holding me back from getting more. From some of what I've read, at 4.5, I should be stable down near 1.2V, and with 1.35, I should be able to do 4.8?
Temps are pretty good, about 60-65°C when at 4.7 and 1.35. Im running custom loop with 280mm rad. Temps were stable after 15 minutes, so cooling is not a problem.
Would a delid improve my chances, or just give me better thermal headroom.