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How far of an overclock can I get on the 8350 with an H100i

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May 11, 2013 10:00:21 AM

This is my build for august

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WxnG

Im just curious to know how large of an overclock I can get with that cooler. Im hoping 5.0 ghz? More?

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May 11, 2013 10:07:16 AM

no idea

every cpu is different. the overclock you get on one isn't a guarentee of an overclock on another. generally Vishera chips should get to 4.5 without any issue at all... after that it comes down to your motherboard, psu, and how lucky you were with the cpu.

I've seen most people are able to get up to 4.8 if they work it... around 5.0 or 5.1 the vishera gets a bit unstable. i do know a guy who was able to get his up to 5.5 with an overclock for everyday use. But he had a very robust cooling system and motherboard, and he admitted it was oddly unstable from 5.2 to 5.4, he just kept pushing higher to see how high he could go. And fell into the strangely stable 5.5

The point of all of this is, to say "you can't tell till you unbox the chip and spend a few weeks tweeking it"

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May 11, 2013 1:59:28 PM

4.6 to 4.8 seems pretty common, and upwards of 5.0 is still fairly common, I have seen as high as 5.599 for everyday use though.
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May 11, 2013 2:03:48 PM

8350rocks said:
4.6 to 4.8 seems pretty common, and upwards of 5.0 is still fairly common, I have seen as high as 5.599 for everyday use though.
So I wouldnt even be able to hit 4.5 GHz with a cooler like that? It cant be that hard?

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May 11, 2013 2:34:54 PM

You should be able to hit close to 5.0 GHz pretty easily with a heavy duty water cooler like that...

4.6-4.8 GHz is typically on air cooling...water cooling is a whole new ballgame. Which was my point. You could probably hit 4.9-5.0 if you tweaked it enough.
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July 31, 2013 2:02:31 PM

When it comes to overclocking CPU's, you get into something known colloquially as the silicon lottery. Based on where the chipped your CPU off of the wafer at, you get best/great/better/good CPU's for overclocking, or you can have one that might not even see 4.5 stable without a metric ton of voltage to keep it there. When you're tweaking the CPU's voltage, you find a stable point for your freq, and tone it down by 0.005 vCore at a time until it's unstable, won't boot, etc. then you go to where it booted, and prime95 it for 24 hrs. No errors or warnings = stable overclock. My i5-3570k sits happily at 4.2GHz/1.240vCore, and I'm not giving it 1.360vCore for 4.5GHz. :p 
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