Hey everyone, I've just bought a Corsair H100i for my PC and had a few questions about my options in terms of overclocking and rad placement.
First and foremost the reason I bought the liquid cooler was so I could Overclock my 8320 higher. Right now I am running 4.0GHz (4.5 boost) with a Xigmatek Gaia and a Push pull setup. I know I can get 4.2 on this air cooler and have done it before with stable temps and performance. I'm looking to reach 5.0GHz with the H100i and I'm not too worried about anything beyond that for the boost clock. I am wondering if anyone has been able to reach 5.0 on an 8320 and what the temps were on it.
This obviously arouses the question of how to set up the rad with the case. I have a Corsair C70 know that push pull sit-ups are not possible or extremely tight when mounted at the top of the case. This said I also think there are three other spots where a rad can be mounted (the front of the case with the drive cages removed, the bottom of the case with the bottom drive cage removed, or on the drive cages themselves which might interfere with some cables). I'm wondering what the best choice for my situation would be and any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks much, cheers! Connor.
Motherboard: M5A99FX Pro R2.0
Drives: 1TB HDD and 120GB Boot SSD
I've seen 8350s clocked over 5 but I wasn't sure if the 8320s performance was comparable
Supposedly it can be clocked as high as the 8350, although I'm not so sure it'll be as easy as overclocking the 8350, some users argue stating it is the same chip but the 8350 simply has a higher stock clock. I'm not so sure. Personally I haven't seen anyone with their 8320 over 5ghz but it is definitely dioable with a good chip and great cooling, probably custom water, maybe your h100i. SR71Blackbird uses the Phanteks ph-tc14pe on their 8350 if I am not mistaken and that is (Along with Noctuas D14) the best air cooler on the market, in my opinion and tested. So yea, it is possible, but you will need a great chip and great cooling, you H100i may fit the bill, but only trial and error will tell.
As a sidenote, the h100i would be capable for an 8350 to hit 5ghz, but not every chip is the same and not all will be able to get stable that high. Personally, I can get to 5ghz, but it gets too hot and needs too much voltage on my 8350 so I run at 4.5ghz 24/7 at 1.375v. I think 4.2ghz is a reasonable overclock for your 8320, even 4.4-4.5 will probably be fin e for a 24/7 overclock.