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December 26, 2013 2:36:07 AM

Hello, This is my first time trying to OC so bear with me

I recently purchased a core i5 4670k and to cool it I am using a Cooler Master Seidon 120v
Will I be able to over lock and over volt the CPU to 4.2Ghz or over and if so how many volts should I use? OR should I leave the voltage on auto?

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a b K Overclocking
December 26, 2013 4:46:37 AM
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First of all: Thumbs up for the best topic title today. ;) 


Now to your question. 4.2GHz is reachable for almost all Haswell CPUs. I´d around 95% or so can reach it.
Everything above that depends on your draw in the silicon lottery. That includes heat output, needed voltage and max. overclock.

I suggest to set the voltages to manual. At least at first until you reached your desired overclock. Afterwards you can change it to adaptive.

Asus and many overclockers suggest to set the VCore to 1.2 and the multiplier to 46 and see what happens.
I personally would start at 42 with 1.2V. If it´s stable and at safe temperatures increase it to 43. Repeat this until it gets either unstable or too hot for your cooler.
If your cooler can handle it, increase the VCore to 1.25 or something and so on...
December 26, 2013 2:58:49 PM

Som3one said:
First of all: Thumbs up for the best topic title today. ;) 


Now to your question. 4.2GHz is reachable for almost all Haswell CPUs. I´d around 95% or so can reach it.
Everything above that depends on your draw in the silicon lottery. That includes heat output, needed voltage and max. overclock.

I suggest to set the voltages to manual. At least at first until you reached your desired overclock. Afterwards you can change it to adaptive.

Asus and many overclockers suggest to set the VCore to 1.2 and the multiplier to 46 and see what happens.
I personally would start at 42 with 1.2V. If it´s stable and at safe temperatures increase it to 43. Repeat this until it gets either unstable or too hot for your cooler.
If your cooler can handle it, increase the VCore to 1.25 or something and so on...


Ok sweet thanks so what would u consider a safe temp? For the CPU I hear about 53'C am I right?


a b K Overclocking
December 27, 2013 12:56:01 AM

When stress testing I would aim for low to mid 80s °C AT MOST.
I personally try to stay in the 70s when stress testing which means you will easily stay in the mid 60s in real life applications.
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