OC'ing i7 3770k w/ Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO + 700W PSU Question

Hey, is it safe with what I have stated above to OC my new i7 3770k to 4.2GHz? Room temperature is roughly 18-21C on average, my PSU is 700W and my motherboard is this one right here. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77-d3h-usb-30-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a

RAM = 16GB 1600 MHz Dual channel, GPU is GTX 580 if it matters.
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  1. That should be fine. You have a good cooler and 4.2 Ghz is not abnormally high.
  2. Oh cool cool! How high would you recommend I go?
  3. Those things are pretty good with OCing. If you are using the auto thing ( I am assuming there is a an OCing utility with that MOBO as there have been with ASUS boards back to the Z68 1155 socket boards. Anyway, you should be able to go to 4.3 - 4.5 Ghz, but you need to keep and eye on the temps. The utility will do that for you, if you have one. On the is ASUS board, it just OC's in increments until it Blue Screens ( heat ), then will set it to the last good clock. I am at 4.6 Ghz with theis i7 4770k .
  4. I am not using a Z68 ASUS board, it is a gigabyte z77-d3h board.
  5. Espeon Master Race said:
    I am not using a Z68 ASUS board, it is a gigabyte z77-d3h board.


    You could use the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-boards-software-extreme-tuning-utility.html
    It does not have any "Automatic OC" but it has all of the necessary settings in one easy to understand page, and you can make some changes, like CPU clock, without rebooting. Very convenient!

    Yogi
  6. Does that work on Windows 7? It's what I use.
  7. Espeon Master Race said:
    Does that work on Windows 7? It's what I use.


    Yes, it does. I also use Win 7 with IXTU.

    Yogi
  8. Yeah, I know. I belive it does have the UEFI Bios though, but don't know if it has the Tuning / OC utility like the ASUS Board does. The BiOS stuff is completely independent of Windows. When I start up, I have to hir F2 /DEL before Windows starts to load to get into the BiOS, Once there, there is a an OC utility. You User Guide for the Motherboard should address that.
  9. coastie65 said:
    Yeah, I know. I belive it does have the UEFI Bios though, but don't know if it has the Tuning / OC utility like the ASUS Board does. The BiOS stuff is completely independent of Windows. When I start up, I have to hir F2 /DEL before Windows starts to load to get into the BiOS, Once there, there is a an OC utility. You User Guide for the Motherboard should address that.


    I won't know what to do until my computer is actually set up, I only have the parts (All but the RAM :D), but I'll start with 4.2GHz - does that sound safe?
  10. Espeon Master Race said:
    coastie65 said:
    Yeah, I know. I belive it does have the UEFI Bios though, but don't know if it has the Tuning / OC utility like the ASUS Board does. The BiOS stuff is completely independent of Windows. When I start up, I have to hir F2 /DEL before Windows starts to load to get into the BiOS, Once there, there is a an OC utility. You User Guide for the Motherboard should address that.


    I won't know what to do until my computer is actually set up, I only have the parts (All but the RAM :D), but I'll start with 4.2GHz - does that sound safe?


    With your cooler ( Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ) you'll be fine. The Z77 is a better chipset than the Z68. Both are on socket 1155 boards. The Z68 was the earlier Chipset.
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