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Overclocking i7-4770k with a corsair h100i water cooler on a asus maximus vi formula

Hello,

I did build my custom computer a few weeks ago and now I want to overclock it. In my BIOS I can overclock it since it's a pretty good motherboard from asus. My i7-4770K runs @ 3,50Ghz and on turbo mode it runs 3,90Ghz. With my corsair h100i the temp. is around 30°C. What is the best overclocking situation on this setup? What does the voltage do? How fast can I overclock it safe? And does it damage my CPU?
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  1. You would have to read up on this motherboard. Overclocks differ from CPU to CPU regardless of it being the same model. It can damage the CPU if done incorrectly. Also with higher temperatures the life expectancy of the CPU is reduced. With your cooler though you should be fine with a decent overclock. If you know nothing about overclocking then I would suggest reading up about it quite a bit before you attempt it.

    Generally though it involves increasing the CPU multiplier and increasing the VCore voltage slightly. But you need to be careful with this due to the effect the Vcore can have on the CPU. I would suggest reading guides for your motherboard and CPU as I'm sure there will be and then starting with a small overclock and going from there. I personally learnt quite a bit from overclockers.com etc
  2. Try reading this basic article

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2044751/how-to-overclock-your-new-haswell-cpu-like-a-pro.html?page=2

    With an H100i you shouldn't have to worry much about temps. If I were you i'd just set the vcore to 1.2V or 1200mV and the multiplier to 44 and see if it's stable. It should be as long as you got an average cpu. If it's not stable, set the multiplier to 43. This is a very safe voltage with a good cooler. Blue screening due to instability won't decrease the life of your cpu so don't worry. The heat is what you have to worry about and the h100i should be good up to 1.35V or so.
  3. Thanks for the quick reply and tips. But I got 1 more question, how can I see if the overclocking is stable?
  4. Mark van der Vis said:
    Thanks for the quick reply and tips. But I got 1 more question, how can I see if the overclocking is stable?


    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?201670-LinX-A-simple-Linpack-interface

    or apps like Prime95 etc
  5. Okey, thanks for all support!
  6. Mark van der Vis said:
    Hello,

    I did build my custom computer a few weeks ago and now I want to overclock it. In my BIOS I can overclock it since it's a pretty good motherboard from asus. My i7-4770K runs @ 3,50Ghz and on turbo mode it runs 3,90Ghz. With my corsair h100i the temp. is around 30°C. What is the best overclocking situation on this setup? What does the voltage do? How fast can I overclock it safe? And does it damage my CPU?


    The fact that you are asking these questions show you are clueless regarding overclocking, you need to seriously research and discover the answers to these questions on your own, some one handing you the answers is a brew for disaster!

    Lack of overclocking knowledge + uneducated BIOS setting manipulation = Hardware failure and your first lessons in the RMA world, the hard way!

    If you want to overclock, you need to learn how first, or suffer the consequences, your computer will run just fine waiting for you to learn what to do!

    You have literally unlimited resources searching online through Google and other search engines.

    LEARN FIRST, THEN DO!
  7. ^ This... like I said :P study up
  8. Best answer
    Mark, Asus does this all for you with their ROG board. The new UEFI makes this really easy. Watch this video http://youtu.be/S7OvKLXsnto?t=15m50s and he will show you how this is all done for you, safely within preset parameters. You should watch the cooling/temps and increase from 4.2 and up...

    Good luck!
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