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Properly overclocking my i7-4770k?

#1Ruzz9Posted 3/27/2014 8:23:57 AM
I have a Corshair H100i and with my RoG "step up" to 4.6ghz my temps idle at 25c but while playing warframe and without VSYNC my temps went up to 78max on core 0, 75, 67 and 59 max on the others and this is a new CPU. (1.0 watts not sure if that's voltage)

Anyways would I benefit from overclocking manually? Or someone could talk me through the process since I'd like a OC for gaming to around 4.5ish if possible.
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#2koolkid777Posted 3/27/2014 8:35:15 AM
What is 1W specifically? A watt is a measurement of power developed or consumed (consumed in this case, since its drawing power as a load, not supplying it as a source). A watt is voltage times the current with units of VA or W. Regardless, the CPU uses quite a bit more than that. If anything its 1V. 78C seems a little high though. I do around low 70s on air at 4.6GHz (granted its a massive air cooler).
#3Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 8:37:05 AM
Hmm, I think the step up on my motherboard to 4.6Ghz isn't "properly" OCing it causing the high temps possibly?
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#4ClouddxPosted 3/27/2014 8:37:42 AM
Did you put the heatsink on correctly?
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#5koolkid777Posted 3/27/2014 8:42:56 AM(edited)
Could be various factors. The low temps on idle look fine. The high temperatures wont break your system, and 2 of them look decent. My concern is why are there spikes in 75 and 78 degrees when you are playing a game. Most of my temperatures are when running stress test programs that task it to the maximum. I'm no expert in the field though, so maybe someone else with more experience can provide more insight on the subject.
#6Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 8:50:18 AM
I didn't OC myself, I'm using the motherboards ramp up to 4.6Ghz could that be the issue? It might be messing with the wattage/voltage? otherwise 26-30 idle, it was playing Warframe and getting a HUGE FPS my temps went like whoooooooooooosh that high.
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#7ClouddxPosted 3/27/2014 8:53:54 AM
Ruzz9 posted...
I didn't OC myself, I'm using the motherboards ramp up to 4.6Ghz could that be the issue? It might be messing with the wattage/voltage? otherwise 26-30 idle, it was playing Warframe and getting a HUGE FPS my temps went like whoooooooooooosh that high.


Idle temps don't really matter, what you need to do is use a program like IBT and check your voltages/temps when the stress test is running.

If temps get too high when running the stress test then you need to figure out a solution to make your CPU cooler.
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i7-920 @ 3.6 // 770 GTX // 12 GB G.Skill Sniper Ram // PS3 // 360
FiiO e9+17 // AD700 + M50 // Deck Legend + 82 // DAS Ultimate S
#8Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 9:09:35 AM
What's a good temp tracking program? I've been using coretemp. And I have a liquid cooler, are my temps high?
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#9ClouddxPosted 3/27/2014 9:14:06 AM
Ruzz9 posted...
What's a good temp tracking program? I've been using coretemp. And I have a liquid cooler, are my temps high?


Use multiple temp programs to see what's correct. Core Temp is usually accurate for me, but you can try HWMonitor as well.
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i7-920 @ 3.6 // 770 GTX // 12 GB G.Skill Sniper Ram // PS3 // 360
FiiO e9+17 // AD700 + M50 // Deck Legend + 82 // DAS Ultimate S
#10Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 9:16:07 AM
You don't think it's my "auto" OCing motherboard option causing the heat? It's probably just ramping up the voltages wouldn't that cause heat or temp issues? I have a liquid cooler they shouldn't be that high right?
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