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Properly overclocking my i7-4770k?

#41ClouddxPosted 3/27/2014 3:19:01 PM
Ruzz9 posted...
The fans spin but they don't really kick on as the temps increase.. not sure if they're supposed to.


I'm talking about the way it was put on the CPU, it sounds like they didn't use enough paste or used too much, or they plain screwed up on hooking it up to the CPU.
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#42PhilOnDezPosted 3/27/2014 3:44:21 PM
Freakwave003 posted...
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.


That's a pretty good estimate, my CPU hit 95ish in OCCT but in real use, no matter how hard I pushed it, I haven't broken 75, and typically don't break 65. I ignore the temps while stress testing as long as they aren't hot enough to cause immediate damage, all I care about is the stability.
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#43ClouddxPosted 3/27/2014 3:49:16 PM(edited)
PhilOnDez posted...
Freakwave003 posted...
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.


That's a pretty good estimate, my CPU hit 95ish in OCCT but in real use, no matter how hard I pushed it, I haven't broken 75, and typically don't break 65. I ignore the temps while stress testing as long as they aren't hot enough to cause immediate damage, all I care about is the stability.


I've tested my CPU a ton with IBT, and it's gotten nowhere near the max temp while the TCs CPU is dangerously near it. I would suggest reapplying the thermal paste at the very least.

90C+ the 4770k starts to throttle itself.
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#44Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 4:48:18 PM
Feels tight on the CPU, no wiggles.. was running AIDA64 sit in the 74-80 range of temps at stock 4770k clocks and CPU settings.. is something wrong? :/ Comp is idling around 27c right now
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#45datopgamerPosted 3/27/2014 8:33:07 PM
Auto OC tends to put your voltage up higher than necessary which in turn will cause you to have higher temps. It's a lot better to manually overclock though it can be a bit tedious to get the proper voltage. Well I guess tedious isn't the word, but it definitely takes time. I was able to get my 3570k overclocked to 4.5ghz using an h100i so the cooler should be fine. Like said before you have to go in small increments and find the sweet spot for your processor as no 2 processors are alike as far as overclocking goes. Some people get lucky while others don't. I can't remember what voltage I use, but I know I have my voltage set to manual as I was able to get a stable overclock easier than using offset.
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#46Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 9:32:52 PM
Is it possibly I got a faulty/bad i7 4770k? Stock clocks and non demanding games are bringing my temps up to like 65-70c
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#47ClouddxPosted 3/27/2014 9:47:26 PM(edited)
Ruzz9 posted...
Is it possibly I got a faulty/bad i7 4770k? Stock clocks and non demanding games are bringing my temps up to like 65-70c


It's more possible that the heatsink isn't installed correclty. With that cooler and stock clocks, and you're getting 80C when stress testing? That sounds like a poorly installed heatsink to me.

BTW, it doesn't matter how tight it feels if there's no Thermal Paste or if the Thermal Paste isn't put on correctly. Like I said in my other post, IDLE temps mean nothing.
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#48WerdnAndreWPosted 3/27/2014 9:47:07 PM
Have you tried running the h100 fans at max?
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#49ClouddxPosted 3/27/2014 9:48:02 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
Have you tried running the h100 fans at max?


I doubt that is going very much, but you can try.
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#50WerdnAndreWPosted 3/27/2014 9:49:46 PM
Ruzz9 posted...
The fans spin but they don't really kick on as the temps increase.. not sure if they're supposed to.


I ask because the fans should ramp up as temps increase.
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