i7-3770k, how do i oc it higher than 4.5 and a question about hyper threading

I'm using a h100i, currently at 1.28volts, max load temp is about 74c, is this fine? what is a good temp for it? could i go higher than 4.5ghz?

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and what's the deal about hyper threading, should i use it, i heard it's bad for gaming?
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  1. Keep HT enabled and just push the voltage higher. Dont expect to go a lot higher without delidding.
  2. Over the years benchmarks have shown that there is about a 1% - 2% average performance hit in games when HT is enabled. If you do not use any programs that takes advantage of HT, then you can disable it in the BIOS if you really want to.

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  3. jaguarskx said:
    Over the years benchmarks have shown that there is about a 1% - 2% average performance hit when HT is enabled. If you do not use any programs that takes advantage of HT, then you can disable it in the BIOS if you really want to.


    In multithreaded apps HT offers a 25-30% advantage
  4. Yeah hyperthreading is nice to have if there starts to be more games optimized for more than four cores, we'll see how the market reacts to the new consoles maybe the programming with improve to allow you to fully use your chip with them, or maybe not.

    Hyperthreading does reduce your performance a small bit as was stated, more importantly hyperthreading makes it more difficult to overclock, so if you are looking for a higher stable overclock you can disable hyperthreading and it may take you to the next step, this is a fairly common action with i7 overclocking. Nothing wrong with staying at 4.5 ghz though, more than enough power for whatever you have planned, and your numbers there are very good! <1.3V and package temp at 74C looking like a decent chip you got.
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