My first build - and wanted to explore overclocking.
I've read most of the OC manuals, and think I have it stable @ 4.5Ghz (45x multiplier on the 100Mhz base clock) with vcore voltage of 1.22.
I've run Prime 95 for a couple hours, max temps hit 77 degrees C but averaging between 65-70 degrees C.
Question - is this a relatively safe temperature zone for the CPU at load? I'm pretty sure I could push it further, but don't have the time right now, as I'm realizing how time intensive it is. And for now, probably don't need to go further. If not safe, what should I be targeting?
Temparature looks fine. Haswell chips doesn't overclock quite as high as Ivybridge. I read that 4.5 - 4.7 is the most you can get out of one and that's entirely dependant on the chip rather than cooling.