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2 years ago#1
Time to take the governor off this bad boy and see what it can do....

1. Any suggestions for an aftermarket cooler?

2. I have an MSI Z77 (forget the rest), any suggestions on a clock/voltage combo?

What are some things I should be thinking about but probably aren't?
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2 years ago#2
The Noctua tower coolers are very good and silent. There's other very good options too. Make sure you have enough room for one.
Overclocking is easy, but do read up on a guide first so you are familiar with the principle so you can customize it for your system. There's plenty to find on google.

The Ivy bridge cpu's tend to run very hot when overclocking due to poorly applied thermal paste under the heat spreader (heat will be the limiting factor on these cpu's) so you get the best results if you carefully remove it and apply better thermal paste. This will void warranty but then again, you should not mess with overclock if you can't afford a failure. Consult videos on Youtube on how to do this.
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2 years ago#3
EciDemon posted...
The Noctua tower coolers are very good and silent. There's other very good options too. Make sure you have enough room for one.
Overclocking is easy, but do read up on a guide first so you are familiar with the principle so you can customize it for your system. There's plenty to find on google.

The Ivy bridge cpu's tend to run very hot when overclocking due to poorly applied thermal paste under the heat spreader (heat will be the limiting factor on these cpu's) so you get the best results if you carefully remove it and apply better thermal paste. This will void warranty but then again, you should not mess with overclock if you can't afford a failure. Consult videos on Youtube on how to do this.


I have some Arctic Silver but I am confused, applying new thermal paste voids the CPU warranty or adding an aftermarket cooler?
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2 years ago#4
ecidemon is talking about between the heat spreader(the top metal part that touches the heatsink and the actual cpu underneath the heat spreader.removing that will void the warranty
2 years ago#5
urtv posted...
ecidemon is talking about between the heat spreader(the top metal part that touches the heatsink and the actual cpu underneath the heat spreader.removing that will void the warranty


For OP, that's call de-lidding. Which is supposedly effective but very risky if you don't have the proper tools. Anyway I have a 3570k OC'd at 4.2 with an Asrock Extreme 4 mobo. I didn't touch voltages.
2 years ago#6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnyoJtv9Cx0

I am at 4.4ghz, no voltage changes, with a Hyper 212+. I simply changed it to 4.4ghz in the bios, didn't change anything else.
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2 years ago#7
Tagged.. It's about time I OC mine.
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2 years ago#8
oced to 4.2, no voltage change for me either. I once had it up to 4.5, but did not want to risk long term deterioration.
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2 years ago#9
Thanks for the tips gents. So, any further discussion on aftermarket cooling?
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2 years ago#10
I got a pretty lackluster 3570k, my cooler has comparable performance to a 212 Evo and at 4.4ghz I hit 90 degrees. The reason I say my chip is lackluster is because I had to push it to 1.32 volts to get it stable at 4.4 which was the absolute minimum I needed for what I was doing. That was all 4 cores though, and I only needed one so that temperature doesn't bother me since it will never happen while I'm actually using it, with a single core it didn't break 65. I haven't tried pushing a single core higher on its own yet though I intend to at some point since like I said, 4.4 was the minimum I needed, more would still be beneficial.

I'm not sure what the best stability test is, OCCT is what was recommended to me and once OCCT said it was stable I never had another crash. It also has a GPU test, but I haven't OCd my gpu yet as it hasn't been necessary.
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