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i-7 4770k Haswell on NZXT kraken x40 OC'ed to 4ghz

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August 1, 2013 1:06:58 AM

I7 4770k
Asrock z87 Extreme4
Sniper 2x8gb ram
RW Capstone 650M Gold "Modular"

With a Kraken x40

I want to overclock it to 4ghz. Will i be able to do it with ease? Ambient temperature is about 27 C. What CPU temperatures should I be expecting? And what temperature is considered as dangerous?

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a c 407 à CPUs
August 1, 2013 1:13:03 AM

Yes it would easily the x40 outperforms d14
The temps would be around 55 on full load
Its dangerous after 65-70


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August 1, 2013 1:30:09 AM

I got the x60 and OCed to 4.2 and getting temps around 73°C using Prime.
I guess yours will be the same.


Always depending on your chip of course.


"Dangerous" is pretty subjective when it comes to overclocking...especially Haswell. ;) 
Let me put it like this: Your CPU will throttle at 105°C. Most overclockers try to stay under 80°C or in the low 80s at max.
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August 1, 2013 1:50:17 AM

Som3one said:
I got the x60 and OCed to 4.2 and getting temps around 73°C using Prime.
I guess yours will be the same.


Always depending on your chip of course.


"Dangerous" is pretty subjective when it comes to overclocking...especially Haswell. ;) 
Let me put it like this: Your CPU will throttle at 105°C. Most overclockers try to stay under 80°C or in the low 80s at max.



Will the lifespan of my CPU shorten? Even at 'safe' temperatures (55 C)
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August 1, 2013 2:03:34 AM

Everything you do to or with your CPU will shorten its lifespan.
Chances are you will upgrade your system before it dies.

So, my advice: Make sure to stay below 1.3V vcore and below 75°C-80°C under Prime.
That way your temps will be more than safe under day to day use (gaming etc.).
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