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Properly overclocking my i7-4770k?

#51ClouddxPosted 3/27/2014 9:50:51 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
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.


Are the fans plugged into the mobo?
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#52Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 11:01:35 PM
Well playing games I'm getting 65-70.... Prime95 and AIDA64 I get like 80-95
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#53Freakwave003Posted 3/27/2014 11:10:16 PM
Ruzz9 posted...
Well playing games I'm getting 65-70.... Prime95 and AIDA64 I get like 80-95


Benchmarking software makes the cpu run at 100% load, so it gets hotter. Running a game does not run your as much as that, so it's cooler.
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#54ClouddxPosted 3/28/2014 12:07:25 AM(edited)
Ruzz9 posted...
Well playing games I'm getting 65-70.... Prime95 and AIDA64 I get like 80-95


That's still way high, even on full load it shouldn't be going above 80C. Try reapplying the thermal paste on the heatsink.

Try very CPU intense game and see what temps you get.
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#55Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 9:12:30 AM
What's a game to test this? At stock clocks random non intensive games got my CPU to 60ish, @ 4.2 playing Diablo 3 brought it to a max of 67/65/60/53 on all cores.

Possibly a faulty chip? (worst possible luck?)
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#56PhilOnDezPosted 3/28/2014 9:51:38 AM
If the chip runs without errors at stock clocks it's not faulty. That's all you're guaranteed when you buy a part. Haswell does run pretty hot and isn't great at OCing compared to ivy bridge and especially sandy bridge, not to say that they aren't worth buying and OCing, a stock 4670k matches my 4.4ghz 3570k in pretty much everything and even destroys it in some tasks.

If you were able to get stability at 4.6 you definitely didnt get a lemon, even if the temps are on the high side.
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#57Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 10:37:59 AM
Should I try a replacement CPU? And anyone suggest an aftermarket thermal paste? Would I have to clean anything off if using a new chip?
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#58PhilOnDezPosted 3/28/2014 11:04:54 AM
Don't replace your CPU. There's nothing wrong with it and it's way above average. Every CPU gets hot when you overclock it, that's just how overclocking works.

Just redo the paste, use about a grain of rice over the center, not a pea, and use whatever paste you can find. The difference between the best and worst paste is just a few degrees as long as you don't get counterfeit stuff from china. Non-conductive paste is safer than metallic stuff but there's no real difference in performance. To clean off the current paste use rubbing alcohol (or everclear, that's what I use for electronics) and a coffee filter.
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#59Freakwave003Posted 3/28/2014 11:13:58 AM
Ruzz9 posted...
What's a game to test this? At stock clocks random non intensive games got my CPU to 60ish, @ 4.2 playing Diablo 3 brought it to a max of 67/65/60/53 on all cores.

Possibly a faulty chip? (worst possible luck?)


Those temps are fine. Diablo 3, I believe, is a much more cpu intensive than most games. I wouldn't worry until you start hitting 75 when playing games.
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#60DerPancakePosted 3/28/2014 11:25:24 AM
Did you just run prime on your 4770k? :/
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