New to overclocking need a little advice, help, and information!

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  1. Hauler

    Hauler Member Guru

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    Hello all! Haven't been here in a long time probably like 5 years! So I now find myself in a position of not being able to freely throw money at new hardware to gorge myself in gaming heaven. I do have a good rig and with some amazing air cooling with this Corsair carbide 540 air the cooling is great. Bought all new fans that have incredible RPM. Also have an after market cooler in the Cooler Master 212 with two fans on it. So I have spent about two full days researching the proper way to oc with my chip which from what I have seen is a beast.

    Right now I'm running at 4.5 ghz with 1.3 volts as real temps is saying I need to be running at like 1.3661 or something. I was at 1.275, but thought that was too low. Anyway I'm not a 24/7 type person, but I usually have the comp on for 8-10 hrs (not all gaming mostly watching yt, doing work non graphic intense, and just reading articles) maybe everyday can't give a good read on that. Just depends, but that is a starting point. Seeing as money is tight and this board still commands a 300 dollar pricetag I don't want to fry it and would like to keep it good for as long as possible. Literally a few days ago was my first time trying to oc this thing so it hasn't felt the heat.

    I don't game relentless and like to watch yt vids and just surf the web and see what is what, but I read a very brief thing about ocing is not great for just idling and doing that kind of stuff, but I also read that the CPU throttles down while not being worked as hard..... Have no idea if this is legit or not.

    This is the vid I followed as he had the exact hardware I did and it was easy to follow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCNV7xzSy7Q&list=FLk9a9HIKbMKahrSFBHoXFHw&index=1

    So what he did is really what I have done and so far the comp seems really stable. I ran Prime95 for about 4 hours and temps on the chip didn't exceed 56-57 C. It is nice with this board as it has the temp on it for you to see and with my case I can look right in and see how hot it is getting.

    Just some info on idle I'm getting 28-30 C with occasional bump up to 35C. Even when in game I rarely go over 50C. I have never hit 70 C at any time with this setup or really even come close even in the summer here in Los Angeles so those are good signs.

    So I have concerns and don't want to overdo it. The real reason I wanted to do OCing was I will be getting GTA 5 on PC in the next few days and I would love to play on very high settings so I thought this would help me out.

    I'm very new to all this so please don't burn me down if I made a mistake or missed something.

    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. Deathchild

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    Dude you already oced your cpu, 4.5 is fine. :) You could even go further but then it's just a matter of bumping up that voltage, I'm sure you'll be fine up to 1.4v - it'll still have a long life, nothing to worry about.

    Just bump up that voltage to 1.4v and raise the multiplier (start with 4.6GHz.. then 4.7GHz and so on..), get intelburntest and do a test 20 times on High, you could even do it a few times on Maximum, but it will take some time. If it passes you're good to go, do some gaming and see how it is. If it fails just raise voltage by 2 notches, do the test again. Check temps too ofc.. but other than that.. you should be fine.

    You'll prolly get 4.6GHz or 4.7GHz out of it, maybe even more. My 4.8GHz runs at 1.38v (dynamic).
     
  3. Halfmead

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    Pretty sure that you'll do fine with your CPU as it is, 4.5 is good, as a reference i run my i5-2500k at 4.3 now..dialed it down from 4.5 :)

    As for voltage, if you can manage 4.5 at 1.275, and be stable in P95...then do not apply more voltage, rather, if 4.5 is your goal, then you start dialing voltage down by small increments and do P95 test with each downdial until it fails and then apply the last 'good/stable' voltage.
    More volts = more heat and at a point you'll reach a point where voltage won't take you further anyways

    What WILL matter, i'm sure, is your GPU, especially if you want to run at max settings :)
     
  4. Deathchild

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    Yeah I'm sure you'll be fine anyways with a 2600k running @ 4.5 and a good gpu. :) You have 760s slid? Then I think you'll be fine.

    Got it preordered as well btw. :D
     

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    Thanks guys I appreciate the feedback.
     
  6. Undying

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    Sandy can go up to 1.45v safe if you can keep your temps under control. I didnt notice any degradation running over 1.4v for past 2 years. But yeah, even at 4.5ghz 2600k is a beast, it should be faster than any 4th gen i7 stock.
     
  7. Hauler

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    Ya my temps have been very good. I see some dust on my cooler so I think either tonight or tomorrow I'm going to take it out clean it fully so it looks like new and also clean the other fans and inside of the case so I'm getting perfect airflow. Even now I'm still running very cool.
     
  8. Undying

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    Well compered to Ivy and Haswell, Sandy stays very cool. Thats why we can push it so much even on air. Mine is at 4.8ghz 1.38v on 212 Evo, 75c load, its crazy. :D

    I'm not upgrading until i see Skylake in action.
     
  9. Hauler

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    Jesus 75C load. My goodness.
     
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    Is there a difference between the i7 2600k and the i7 2700k other than the 100MHz? So it should overclock the same with the same amount of voltage, but go alittle higher?
     

  11. Undying

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    Probably little higher but nothing is certain. I've seen 2600k that can go higher than 2700k, every chip is different. Mostly 2500k can go higher than both i7s.

    My 2500k is a 5Ghz chip but i need 1.44v so backed down a bit.
     
  12. Deathchild

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    75c load ain't much, it's totally fine. :D 80 I'd be worrying a little bit.

    Yeah Guru01 people have been saying the 2700k ocs better, and maybe it does? But what's the real difference. Those 2700ks always seem to hit 5ghz or something lol.

    Yeah undying is right, every chip is different, that's what it depends on. I myself got a pretty good chip too, so.. running this 4.8ghz @ 1.38v delidded. :D AND ht on. :D

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    Test finished in 162 seconds auwye. :D
     
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