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July 28, 2013 5:22:54 PM

Been screwing around overclocking my CPU to see what i can do.
i5 3570k and asus z77-V Lk
I have it at 4.3ghz with the voltage at 1.176. Running prime95, my temps are peaking about 70c. using a CM 212EVO with push/pull case fan config

I don't have much experience with this, but can it handle itself with lower voltage?

In game, the temps barely reach 60c.

Thanks for any help in advance

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July 28, 2013 5:38:47 PM

woah your voltage is a little low! for the prime95 test your temps seem acceptable as they are under the TJ Max of that CPU. That is good for gaming if your CPU doesn't reach 60 when gaming. All I can recommend is looking at some peoples overclocking capabilities with the i5 3570k and compare theirs with yours!
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July 28, 2013 5:40:42 PM

Is that a problem that the voltage is low? i mean it's stable i ran prime for an hour so nothing crazy going on. Games never go that hardcore anyways lol.

Should i swap something out?
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July 28, 2013 5:44:47 PM

well this is somebody's safe overclock with his i5-3570k:

Running at 4.4GHz
CPU Core Voltage:1.2350

If everything is running fine then I wouldn't fiddle with anything as you could potentially damage something. My AMD CPU is overclocked to 4.2 and that is a 1.3v

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July 28, 2013 5:59:36 PM

Could too little voltage damage the unit? thought that it just wouldn't be able to handle it and crash?
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July 28, 2013 7:20:43 PM

morgilroka said:
Could too little voltage damage the unit? thought that it just wouldn't be able to handle it and crash?


I don't think there would be any physical damage.
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July 28, 2013 7:23:03 PM

That's what i thought, it just would crash right? My voltage is lower than most i have seen with the same chip... But mine's stable, think i should up it a little to match others? My temps are good as they sit though
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July 28, 2013 7:33:31 PM

You've got a 'strong' CPU so it can run run faster at lower voltages, chances are good it can also handle higher DRAM well, be very happy, have seen many that are much worse, I'm happy with mine and can run 4.4 at 1.181, and it doesn't have a problem pulling 32GB of 2400
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July 28, 2013 7:36:30 PM

That's what i was thinking that i got lucky with mine.. 1.176 is what im running at, and haven't tried lowering the voltage anymore than it is... I think im pretty happy at what its at right now. I don't need to OC any higher anyways :) 
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July 28, 2013 7:41:04 PM

Yep, hang onto it, if and when you decide to upgrade your system a CPU like yours will draw well on resell, I've sold a couple strong 2500Ks and 2600Ks for more than they originally retailed at
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July 28, 2013 7:42:01 PM

Your temps seem fine. My 3570K is about ~1.25 V atm and it does not exceed 75°C under full load, same cooler. (Good choice btw :)  )
By any chance, was your chip from Costa Rica?
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July 28, 2013 7:45:35 PM

I honestly don't know how i would check that haha. Don't feel like ripping apart my computer, and my box is in the garage.

I bought it from NCIX (along with the rest of my parts) in Canada (B.C.)
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July 28, 2013 7:55:02 PM

morgilroka said:
I honestly don't know how i would check that haha. Don't feel like ripping apart my computer, and my box is in the garage.

I bought it from NCIX (along with the rest of my parts) in Canada (B.C.)


Oh okay. It says on the chip where it is from, but if you don't want to bother re-seating your cooler, it doesn't really matter. The 212 Evo is a bit of a pain to move.
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July 28, 2013 7:57:56 PM

You got that right, took me forever to get it on the first time haha, But it does a good job so i don't plan on moving it anytime soon :) 
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