Asus UEFI bios safe to use? 3770 non K @ 4.2ghz

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  1. vkvkvvk

    vkvkvvk Member

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    I have a z77 sabertooth + 3770 [non K]. Didn't plan to overclock, but I saw the options: Power saving, normal and asus optimal. So I thought I could check it out for fun.

    After clicking asus optimal, my cpu speed could go up to 4.2ghz [vcore 1.18, 41 x 103] when loading.
    are these settings safe? is it safe for a non k version?

    Using stock heatsink temporarily. The temps for idle are 45c~48c, load can reach till 95c. [The stock heatsink is really thin and small only use it temporarily]
     
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  2. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    I wouldn't overclock at all with the stock cooler.
     
  3. Steve30x

    Steve30x Master Guru

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    Its never a good idea to overclock with the stock cooler. Especially with those Ivybridge CPU's.
     
  4. vkvkvvk

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    I don't really plan to overclock. Just that I saw this function and was wondering if its even safe to use at all since I heard 3770 [non K] can't overclock. If this feature works I might use it after i change my heatsink.

    I am using stock heatsink now cause my third party cooler hasn't arrived yet.
     
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  5. teleguy

    teleguy Maha Guru

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    Even the non K versions can be overclocked by raising the baseclock and the turbo multiplier but results will be lower than what's possible with unlocked cpus.
     
  6. DLD

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    Just put on a better air cooled heatsink like I did...

    - four heat piped Kepler Pro (Spire), and you will be running your CPU at 4.2GHz turbo without ANY problem (the full load temperature will drop by more than 10*C, possibly 15*C).

    Easy mounting, efficient and inexpensive...
    topreviewshop.com/spire_kepler_pro_cpu_cooler
     
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  7. killer_939

    killer_939 Ancient Guru

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    95c load? Cut 20c off and it might be safe. I still wouldn't touch the bclk tho.
     
  8. ---TK---

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    +1 too much is tied to the baseclock. I never touch it unless benchmarking and then only to 102
     
  9. vkvkvvk

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    ok, thanks for the advice. Changed it to 100, maximum multiplier I could go is 41
     
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    killer_939 Ancient Guru

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