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Properly overclocking my i7-4770k?

#21Freakwave003Posted 3/27/2014 11:07:45 AM
Do not use the auto overclocking. Do it manually because auto puts in a lot more voltage than is necessary. You can google 4770k overclocking guides.
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#22YOeastonYOPosted 3/27/2014 11:08:37 AM
Youbute on your phone man.
#23Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 11:52:55 AM
Is OCing manually fairly simple or safe?
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#24ShubPosted 3/27/2014 11:59:17 AM
At a basic level, it's simple.
You bump up the multiplier by small increments, doing quick stability tests every time. Once you get unstable, you bump up the voltage and try again until you're stable, then you keep going. Eventually you'll hit a wall, either you can't get it stable without upping the voltage past safe levels, or you're stable but your temperatures are too high so you need to scale it back some.
The problem is that there are various things that affect voltage independently of the voltage setting, such as LLC, and those come into play as well.
There's no way to screw this up though, unless you disable all the safeguards and push the voltage way past what it should be.
Seriously though, look up guides on overclocking the 4670k or 4770k, they're all over the place and very detailed.
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#25Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 12:06:37 PM
Is it possible I got a weird/crappy CPU? On my 3770k it was a beast and ran PRIME95 at great clocks while this shot insta 98 with a better liquid cooler :/
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#26ShubPosted 3/27/2014 12:09:10 PM
Yes, it's luck of the draw with any silicon. Plus Haswell kind of sucks for overclocking. Ivy Bridge was a downgrade from Sandy Bridge and Haswell is even worse because it gets crazy hot, fast.
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#27Freakwave003Posted 3/27/2014 12:13:36 PM
Prime95 makes your cpu run at an unrealistic level since all you're doing is stress testing at 100%.
While you shouldn't worry too much about high temps, since at gaming level it'll probably run 20 degrees cooler than on Prime95, i wouldn't have it hit higher than 90 degrees on Prime95 because when my cpu went over that, it started throttling.
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#28Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 12:20:46 PM
Is the H100i a decent cooler? I'd be happy stable at 4.4ish Ghz but I think the automatic mobo OCING is shooting the voltage up too. Could anyone add me on Skype or Steam @ RichRuzz? I'd compensate for help I'm gonna try it manually but want to fully understand how to increment and what I should be tweaking.
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#29a687947Posted 3/27/2014 12:24:55 PM
Ruzz9 posted...
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?


my mobo raised the voltage way too high on my 4670k when i used the auto OC setting. It would constantly crash when trying to get it above 4.3Ghz but i had no problem getting it to 4.5Ghz manually setting the voltage (I never tried to go higher than that)
#30WerdnAndreWPosted 3/27/2014 12:32:18 PM
What is voltage at when running prime95? You can check in cpu-z.
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