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Is it safe to OC 4770K?

I have the 4770k. How safe is it to OC the CPU with stock cooler?

Please leave recommendation of coolers if the stock cooler isn't enough.
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  1. NEVER overclock on stock cooling, EVER.

    How much are you willing to spend?
    What are your full system specs?
  2. Novuake said:
    NEVER overclock on stock cooling, EVER.

    How much are you willing to spend?
    What are your full system specs?


    I don't have any money issues. So any price would be okay.

    specs:

    gpu: evga GTX 690
    cpu: i7 4770k
    ram: dominator platinum 16 gb 1866 mhz
    hdd: 2 tb wd caviar black
    ssd: samsung pro 840-series 256 gb
    psu: cooler master silent pro 1000W +80 gold certified
    case: Cooler master Haf X
  3. kristianAA said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Novuake said:
    NEVER overclock on stock cooling, EVER.

    How much are you willing to spend?
    What are your full system specs?


    I don't have any money issues. So any price would be okay.

    specs:

    gpu: evga GTX 690
    cpu: i7 4770k
    ram: dominator platinum 16 gb 1866 mhz
    hdd: 2 tb wd caviar black
    ssd: samsung pro 840-series 256 gb
    psu: cooler master silent pro 1000W +80 gold certified
    case: Cooler master Haf X


    What are your toughts on after market cooler liquid or air cooled depends how far you want to reach with your oc. corsair has some good water coolers, nocthua has some high end air coolers and cooler master 212 evo is best budget air cooler wich will give you deacent oc with deacent price



    I am planing to OC the CPU to 4.4 GHz

    So what cooler is most recommended?
    Is the h100i something to have?
  4. Blubberykollis said:
    kristianAA said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Novuake said:
    NEVER overclock on stock cooling, EVER.

    How much are you willing to spend?
    What are your full system specs?


    I don't have any money issues. So any price would be okay.

    specs:

    gpu: evga GTX 690
    cpu: i7 4770k
    ram: dominator platinum 16 gb 1866 mhz
    hdd: 2 tb wd caviar black
    ssd: samsung pro 840-series 256 gb
    psu: cooler master silent pro 1000W +80 gold certified
    case: Cooler master Haf X


    What are your toughts on after market cooler liquid or air cooled depends how far you want to reach with your oc. corsair has some good water coolers, nocthua has some high end air coolers and cooler master 212 evo is best budget air cooler wich will give you deacent oc with deacent price



    I am planing to OC the CPU to 4.4 GHz

    So what cooler is most recommended?
    Is the h100i something to have?


    I would not recommend the H100i. The Noctua NH D14 will cool just as effectively, is quieter and costs a lot less.

    When I was shopping for a CPU cooler, I was reading reviews and one of the first was this one: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h100i-elc240-seidon-240m-lq320,3380-14.html
    Which showed that the Noctua NH D14 cooler was just as efficient as the H100i at cooling the CPU, it was quieter and cost a lot less!

    More searching found this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130.html
    Again the Noctua NH D14 came out on top.

    So is Tom's biased? How about AnandTech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6830/cpu-air-cooler-roundup-six-coolers-from-noctua-silverstone-and-cooler-master

    Based on the above info, I decided to get the Noctua NH D14 SE 2011. The SE 2011 is a little different from the base model NH D14. It is designed for a socket LGA 2011 and requires a $10 kit to mount to LGA 1150 boards, but the big attraction to me was that the SE 2011 comes with 4 pin PWM fans so that my MB can control fan speed. 90% of the time while I am just web surfing and doing basic stuff the fans are at idle and are virtually silent. Even when the CPU ramps up to 100% load, the PWM fans are still very quiet.

    Yogi
  5. Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    kristianAA said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Novuake said:
    NEVER overclock on stock cooling, EVER.

    How much are you willing to spend?
    What are your full system specs?


    I don't have any money issues. So any price would be okay.

    specs:

    gpu: evga GTX 690
    cpu: i7 4770k
    ram: dominator platinum 16 gb 1866 mhz
    hdd: 2 tb wd caviar black
    ssd: samsung pro 840-series 256 gb
    psu: cooler master silent pro 1000W +80 gold certified
    case: Cooler master Haf X


    What are your toughts on after market cooler liquid or air cooled depends how far you want to reach with your oc. corsair has some good water coolers, nocthua has some high end air coolers and cooler master 212 evo is best budget air cooler wich will give you deacent oc with deacent price



    I am planing to OC the CPU to 4.4 GHz

    So what cooler is most recommended?
    Is the h100i something to have?


    I would not recommend the H100i. The Noctua NH D14 will cool just as effectively, is quieter and costs a lot less.

    When I was shopping for a CPU cooler, I was reading reviews and one of the first was this one: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h100i-elc240-seidon-240m-lq320,3380-14.html
    Which showed that the Noctua NH D14 cooler was just as efficient as the H100i at cooling the CPU, it was quieter and cost a lot less!

    More searching found this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,3130.html
    Again the Noctua NH D14 came out on top.

    So is Tom's biased? How about AnandTech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6830/cpu-air-cooler-roundup-six-coolers-from-noctua-silverstone-and-cooler-master

    Based on the above info, I decided to get the Noctua NH D14 SE 2011. The SE 2011 is a little different from the base model NH D14. It is designed for a socket LGA 2011 and requires a $10 kit to mount to LGA 1150 boards, but the big attraction to me was that the SE 2011 comes with 4 pin PWM fans so that my MB can control fan speed. 90% of the time while I am just web surfing and doing basic stuff the fans are at idle and are virtually silent. Even when the CPU ramps up to 100% load, the PWM fans are still very quiet.

    Yogi




    Nh-d14 it is then. But are you sure it will fit with my RAM memories and such? they are pretty big. the ram.. that is.

    Mother board: Asus maximus VI hero
    RAM: Dominator Platinum 16Gb 1866 Mhz
    Case: Cooler Master HAF x
  6. Best answer
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi
  7. Y0GI said:
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi


    Then what should I do? is there a way to mod it or something? maybe leave it to IT support and let them fix it?
  8. Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi


    Then what should I do? is there a way to mod it or something? maybe leave it to IT support and let them fix it?


    The tall heat spreaders are usually stuck on with double sided tape and are fairly easy to remove, from what I've been told, although I've never personally done it. If you remove the spreaders, the NH D14 should fit without a problem. Otherwise, just go with a good water cooling kit.

    Yogi
  9. Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi


    Then what should I do? is there a way to mod it or something? maybe leave it to IT support and let them fix it?


    The tall heat spreaders are usually stuck on with double sided tape and are fairly easy to remove, from what I've been told, although I've never personally done it. If you remove the spreaders, the NH D14 should fit without a problem. Otherwise, just go with a good water cooling kit.

    Yogi



    I'll let the IT support fix it. I bet they can fix it.. somehow. The support near me install components really cheap.
  10. Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi


    Then what should I do? is there a way to mod it or something? maybe leave it to IT support and let them fix it?


    The tall heat spreaders are usually stuck on with double sided tape and are fairly easy to remove, from what I've been told, although I've never personally done it. If you remove the spreaders, the NH D14 should fit without a problem. Otherwise, just go with a good water cooling kit.

    Yogi



    I'll let the IT support fix it. I bet they can fix it.. somehow. The support near me install components really cheap.


    Cool! If you can make the NH D14 work for you, that will be the most bang for the buck when it comes to OC'ing the i7 4770K.

    Good luck!

    Yogi
  11. Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi


    Then what should I do? is there a way to mod it or something? maybe leave it to IT support and let them fix it?


    The tall heat spreaders are usually stuck on with double sided tape and are fairly easy to remove, from what I've been told, although I've never personally done it. If you remove the spreaders, the NH D14 should fit without a problem. Otherwise, just go with a good water cooling kit.

    Yogi



    I'll let the IT support fix it. I bet they can fix it.. somehow. The support near me install components really cheap.


    Cool! If you can make the NH D14 work for you, that will be the most bang for the buck when it comes to OC'ing the i7 4770K.

    Good luck!

    Yogi



    Thanks a lot! And by the way, How much can I safely OC the 4770K? 4.5? 4.6? 5.0???
  12. Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi


    Then what should I do? is there a way to mod it or something? maybe leave it to IT support and let them fix it?


    The tall heat spreaders are usually stuck on with double sided tape and are fairly easy to remove, from what I've been told, although I've never personally done it. If you remove the spreaders, the NH D14 should fit without a problem. Otherwise, just go with a good water cooling kit.

    Yogi



    I'll let the IT support fix it. I bet they can fix it.. somehow. The support near me install components really cheap.


    Cool! If you can make the NH D14 work for you, that will be the most bang for the buck when it comes to OC'ing the i7 4770K.

    Good luck!

    Yogi



    Thanks a lot! And by the way, How much can I safely OC the 4770K? 4.5? 4.6? 5.0???


    There is just no way to predict that ahead of time. Some Haswells struggle to get to 4.2 while others seem to like 4.8. You just won't know how your particular CPU will do until you try it.

    Yogi
  13. Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi


    Then what should I do? is there a way to mod it or something? maybe leave it to IT support and let them fix it?


    The tall heat spreaders are usually stuck on with double sided tape and are fairly easy to remove, from what I've been told, although I've never personally done it. If you remove the spreaders, the NH D14 should fit without a problem. Otherwise, just go with a good water cooling kit.

    Yogi



    I'll let the IT support fix it. I bet they can fix it.. somehow. The support near me install components really cheap.


    Cool! If you can make the NH D14 work for you, that will be the most bang for the buck when it comes to OC'ing the i7 4770K.

    Good luck!

    Yogi



    Thanks a lot! And by the way, How much can I safely OC the 4770K? 4.5? 4.6? 5.0???


    There is just no way to predict that ahead of time. Some Haswells struggle to get to 4.2 while others seem to like 4.8. You just won't know how your particular CPU will do until you try it.

    Yogi



    Alright! Thanks a lot for your help Yogi
  14. Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    Blubberykollis said:
    Y0GI said:
    According to Noctua, the NH D14 will not fit with Dominator Platinum RAM: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_Corsair

    Yogi


    Then what should I do? is there a way to mod it or something? maybe leave it to IT support and let them fix it?


    The tall heat spreaders are usually stuck on with double sided tape and are fairly easy to remove, from what I've been told, although I've never personally done it. If you remove the spreaders, the NH D14 should fit without a problem. Otherwise, just go with a good water cooling kit.

    Yogi



    I'll let the IT support fix it. I bet they can fix it.. somehow. The support near me install components really cheap.


    Cool! If you can make the NH D14 work for you, that will be the most bang for the buck when it comes to OC'ing the i7 4770K.

    Good luck!

    Yogi



    Thanks a lot! And by the way, How much can I safely OC the 4770K? 4.5? 4.6? 5.0???


    There is just no way to predict that ahead of time. Some Haswells struggle to get to 4.2 while others seem to like 4.8. You just won't know how your particular CPU will do until you try it.

    Yogi



    Alright! Thanks a lot for your help Yogi


    You're quite welcome!

    Yogi
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