I was wondering how far I should realistically push my chip without straying into diminishing returns/cataclysmic failure on my cpu/cooler combo.
I'm currently able to reach 4.6GHz with a max load voltage of 1.76. I was wondering if there's any settings that I should check in order to make sure that I haven't done something catastrophically wrong.
my chip at 4.5ghz 1.192-1.208v runs max 79c on an hour or two of prime with a cm 212. after 3 hours of intensive planetside 2 gaming? 69c max. so yeh it probably can be done. BUT there are alot of 3570k chip owners who swear that 3570ks cannot hit 4.5.....they just dont realize some people have better chips. just luck of the draw. different mobos also make a big difference
and 65c max @4.6ghz after hours of prime on an evo? ill believe it when i see it. run a blend test for an hour. if you dont hit 70-79 you have a little gnome in your box that is using a tiny firehose on your cpu