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User Info: AlleRacing

AlleRacing
3 years ago#1
Just built a new system with a 4770k, and this is my first real stab at overclocking. I didn't want to go too overboard, so I shot for 4.4GHz for now. I ran Prime 95 for about 10 minutes and here's my results:

http://i.imgur.com/oNECkU9.jpg

Here's my new rig, still waiting on the video card (ASUS GTX780 DCU2), so I have my old HD5870 in there for now.

http://i.imgur.com/Sm20pNL.jpg
http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/8325/scrunchface2copyfx0.png
http://www.xboxlc.com/cards/default/alle5.jpg

User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
3 years ago#2
You should use Intel Burn Test if you're doing short tests. Prime needs to run for hours to get an accurate result.
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User Info: Fossil

Fossil
3 years ago#3
prime should run for at least 12 hours for semi-accurate stability indication.
As for Intel burn test, 10 passes is good.
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User Info: AlleRacing

AlleRacing
3 years ago#4
http://i.imgur.com/fvkXcKL.jpg

How's that? Seems a little high, mind you my ambient temperature is around 25C or so.
http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/8325/scrunchface2copyfx0.png
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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#5
Fossil posted...
prime should run for at least 12 hours for semi-accurate stability indication.
As for Intel burn test, 10 passes is good.


^This, although I would go for a few more passes of IBT.

To answer the question though, 4.4GHz is a great overclock for a 4770K.

Edit: Just looked at your second screenshot. You want to run IBT at the maximum stress level.
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User Info: DerPancake

DerPancake
3 years ago#6
Go for 4.6ghz.
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User Info: AlleRacing

AlleRacing
3 years ago#7
http://i.imgur.com/E7Me6UY.jpg

Seemed fairly stable. How are these temps?
http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/8325/scrunchface2copyfx0.png
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#8
Not sure where people got the idea that Intel CPUs are rated for 100c. 4770k is only rated for ~72c.
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User Info: AlleRacing

AlleRacing
3 years ago#9
Are you sure? I think I would hit that at stock speeds, nevermind with the stock cooler. A cooler review said that 100C was their cutoff margin, mind you, I think they did 4.5 or 4.6GHz with a lower ambient temperature.
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#10
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Not sure where people got the idea that Intel CPUs are rated for 100c. 4770k is only rated for ~72c.


TCase is 72.72C. TJMax is 100C.
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