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August 28, 2013 6:28:17 AM

I'm not new to PCs but I am new to overclocking and would love to know how to go about overclocking my system correctly.

My specs are:
i7 4770k @ 3.5GHz
EVGA Geforce GTX 770 2GB
32GB DDR3 RAM
Gigabyte 787X-OC motherboard
Corsair Water cooling (Will keep looking for the model name/number)

I built this system to run almost every game on Ultra at 60fps at 1920x1080 res but so far I've never hit that mark.

With a few changed here and there I can average 40-45fps on Heaven benchmark but it's still not what I was expecting.

My current bus speed is showing at 99.77MHz according to CPU-Z.

Any and all help is very appreciated, thank you in advance!

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August 28, 2013 7:15:10 AM

You will probably need more GPU oompf to get 60FPS in all titles at maximum settings.

That said, you did not list your CPU cooling solution. If it is the stock CPU fan, you probably shouldn't make the attempt. Turbo mode probably already takes it to its limits.

If you were to purchase a large rifle cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Phanteks PT14PE, Thermaltake Frio, Xigmatek DarkKnight or Gaia, etc... Or something like an h100i (240mm liquid cooler), then you can push things somewhere around 4.3-4.5Ghz somewhat reliably without cooking it.

Once you do, here is the guide I used (even though mine isn't gigabyte)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-has...

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August 28, 2013 7:33:16 AM

Eximo said:
You will probably need more GPU oompf to get 60FPS in all titles at maximum settings.

That said, you did not list your CPU cooling solution. If it is the stock CPU fan, you probably shouldn't make the attempt. Turbo mode probably already takes it to its limits.

If you were to purchase a large rifle cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Phanteks PT14PE, Thermaltake Frio, Xigmatek DarkKnight or Gaia, etc... Or something like an h100i (240mm liquid cooler), then you can push things somewhere around 4.3-4.5Ghz somewhat reliably without cooking it.

Once you do, here is the guide I used (even though mine isn't gigabyte)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-has...



I knew I was forgetting something, I'm using a Corsair water cooling system for my CPU (I don't know the exact model number/name)

On a usual load (Plain browsing etc) I'm averaging between 20-40c on my CPU (I tried upping my CPU speed a bit in the bios to, what my mobo says, 4.5GHz) and I haven't noticed a temp change when I play games so I may have done something wrong, I'm not sure.
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