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First time overclocker i7 4770k (Tips and Help).

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October 16, 2013 5:15:33 PM

Hello, it going to be my first time to over clock my cpu. Just looking for any tips and help to do this safely, also what programs do you use to see if it all stable. What good guide would you recommend for asus mobo? Thank you.
October 16, 2013 5:20:30 PM

jacobg8857 said:
Hello, it going to be my first time to over clock my cpu. Just looking for any tips and help to do this safely, also what programs do you use to see if it all stable. What good guide would you recommend for asus mobo? Thank you.


Use CPU-Z to monitor your temps and use Prime95 to stress test. If you have a ROG mobo then they have a auto OC feature that will run though several settings until it finds a good stable one. Just take it slow and don't jump to high too fast. Last thing you want is to damage your $340 CPU.

Also make sure you have good cooling. Haswells run hot.
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October 16, 2013 5:25:58 PM

darkguy2 said:
jacobg8857 said:
Hello, it going to be my first time to over clock my cpu. Just looking for any tips and help to do this safely, also what programs do you use to see if it all stable. What good guide would you recommend for asus mobo? Thank you.


Use CPU-Z to monitor your temps and use Prime95 to stress test. If you have a ROG mobo then they have a auto OC feature that will run though several settings until it finds a good stable one. Just take it slow and don't jump to high too fast. Last thing you want is to damage your $340 CPU.

Also make sure you have good cooling. Haswells run hot.


Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler. Would this do?
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October 16, 2013 5:47:05 PM

jacobg8857 said:
darkguy2 said:
jacobg8857 said:
Hello, it going to be my first time to over clock my cpu. Just looking for any tips and help to do this safely, also what programs do you use to see if it all stable. What good guide would you recommend for asus mobo? Thank you.


Use CPU-Z to monitor your temps and use Prime95 to stress test. If you have a ROG mobo then they have a auto OC feature that will run though several settings until it finds a good stable one. Just take it slow and don't jump to high too fast. Last thing you want is to damage your $340 CPU.

Also make sure you have good cooling. Haswells run hot.


Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler. Would this do?


Yes that should work good for voltages up to 1.25 or so. Anything higher and you will need to go to a H100 or good liquid cooling system. That cooler comes with the NT-H1 paste right? That is one of the best. Make sure to follow the directions on how to apply it.
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October 16, 2013 6:58:22 PM

Correct NT-H1, Put about a pea size drop it at 28c on 3.5.
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October 16, 2013 7:34:33 PM

Try de-lidding the CPU using the vice method.

Pretty much any paste worth buying will be better than Intel's.
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October 16, 2013 7:50:51 PM

Although it should be obvious de-lidding will void your warranty. Also you run the risk of killing your chip if you mess up so only do it if you feel comfortable with computer hardware. It is not for a novice but you can get way better temps. It is basically an advanced mod. There is another method where you use a razor blade that is supposed to be safer but I have never tried to de-lid my CPUs. I do not have the money to take that risk on the expensive CPUs I buy. You really should use a custom water cooling system if you are going to do it to get the most out of it.
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