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Helllo all. I just completed my first build and overclock.

Quick specs:
  • I5-4670K
  • Asus Z87-A Mobo
  • Hyper 212 Evo (Push/Pull)
  • Corsair Vengeance Low Profile Ram 1600mhz (2x4gb)
  • Samsung Evo 120GB SSD
  • WD Scorpio Blue 500GB HDD
  • Corsair CX600M PSU
  • Corsair 300R (non-window) Case (Got some rubber grommets)
  • Asus Optical Drive
  • Corsair AF-140 quiet edition (2x for front intakes)
  • Noctua NF-F12 PWM (2x for push/pull) <-wasn't worth it.. you live and you learn..
  • Noctua NF-P12 120MM (1x for rear exhaust)
  • Noctua NF-P14 FLX-14 (1x for top exhaust)

Tried overclocking to 4.2ghz at 1.150v--- got BSOD.
Got it OC'ed to 4.2 ghz @ 1.159v.

Seems stable for now.. It idles around 37deg celsius.
100% Load Max temp on single core is 80c.
100% Load Min temp on single core is 74c.
Ran Prime95 for 5-6 hours.

Kinda saddens me that I got a below average chip.
Oh well. I came along way-- since only a month ago- all I knew how to do was change out an SSD
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Welcome to the forum bud.
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You can put your build in your signature if you want, just follow this guide.

Your chip isn't too bad, I've definitely seen worse! I would run Prime95 for a bit longer, I've had it crash 8 hours in before so I would recommend at least 12 hours. I personally do 24 hours of blend with 90% of RAM used but some might call that overkill.
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Appreciate it man.
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BTW- do you have any idea what the percentage of temperature improvement rate is for delidding a cpu? Would it be worth it in my predicament? Or do you suggest a better cooler? I want to overclock to 4.4 and keep the temperatures atleast below 70c
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Appreciate it man.
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BTW- do you have any idea what the percentage of temperature improvement rate is for delidding a cpu? Would it be worth it in my predicament? Or do you suggest a better cooler? I want to overclock to 4.4 and keep the temperatures atleast below 70c
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Results vary, mainly depending how how well you do the de-lidding procedure. However most people see a drop of at least 15 degrees at 100% load, I've seen many people lower their temperatures by around 30 degrees.

A better cooler will allow you to get to 4.4 GHz, or you can stick with this one and de-lid. The fist option obviously has less risk involved.
 
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