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overclocking i 5 3570k to 5ghz

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January 2, 2014 8:48:20 AM

hi
I'm going to be over clocking my i5 from 3.4 ghz to 5 on my EVGA Z68 FTW. can you guys help me by telling me the best cpu air cooler and thermal greases
thanks

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January 2, 2014 8:51:37 AM

The only one that would work is a Noctua DH-14
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January 2, 2014 8:57:57 AM

That's a pretty lofty goal, and very unlikely to be achieved. Thermal grease are generally pretty similar except for a few pretty exotic solutions and how you apply it has just as much impact on performance as the products you use. I'm pretty sure toms had a great article on thermal compounds fairly recently you could look over.

Air cooling is mostly about mass/surface area and air flow. Most good quality tower coolers perform similarly. Things like the Noctua NH-U12S and the Coolermaster 212 Evo are pretty popular.

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January 2, 2014 9:01:37 AM

Traciatim said:
That's a pretty lofty goal, and very unlikely to be achieved. Thermal grease are generally pretty similar except for a few pretty exotic solutions and how you apply it has just as much impact on performance as the products you use. I'm pretty sure toms had a great article on thermal compounds fairly recently you could look over.

Air cooling is mostly about mass/surface area and air flow. Most good quality tower coolers perform similarly. Things like the Noctua NH-U12S and the Coolermaster 212 Evo are pretty popular.

what temps roughly would i get if doing this. if they are to high i might consider water cooling

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January 2, 2014 9:08:08 AM

5Ghz? with a air cooler? Try Liquid Nitrogen. You would get there real easy, real fast. Stable systems run about 4.2Mhz - 4.4Mhz. On air cool 5ghz is extremely aggresive and it will really will shorten you CPU lifespan.
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January 2, 2014 9:08:43 AM

If you just set it to 5Ghz and also a big cooler on it? I doubt it would boot, and even if it did then probably crash quite regularly. 5Ghz on a 3.4Ghz CPU is a combination of skill, equipment, and a huge amount of luck. Generally overclocking you can push 10-20% faster almost guaranteed, 20-30% with a little luck on your side, 30-40% with a good amount of skill and a lucky processor . . . 5Ghz on 3.4 is 47% faster . . . it's pretty much unrealistic to think it will be easy just to set your multiplier and put a fan on it and have it stable.

The 3570k is also not known for it's great overclocking ability, generally quite the opposite.

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January 2, 2014 10:35:15 AM

Traciatim said:
If you just set it to 5Ghz and also a big cooler on it? I doubt it would boot, and even if it did then probably crash quite regularly. 5Ghz on a 3.4Ghz CPU is a combination of skill, equipment, and a huge amount of luck. Generally overclocking you can push 10-20% faster almost guaranteed, 20-30% with a little luck on your side, 30-40% with a good amount of skill and a lucky processor . . . 5Ghz on 3.4 is 47% faster . . . it's pretty much unrealistic to think it will be easy just to set your multiplier and put a fan on it and have it stable.

The 3570k is also not known for it's great overclocking ability, generally quite the opposite.

what if i go for 4ghz or 4.5 will this be stable

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January 2, 2014 10:40:49 AM

Abosolutely.
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January 2, 2014 10:41:44 AM

jameskennedy said:
Traciatim said:
If you just set it to 5Ghz and also a big cooler on it? I doubt it would boot, and even if it did then probably crash quite regularly. 5Ghz on a 3.4Ghz CPU is a combination of skill, equipment, and a huge amount of luck. Generally overclocking you can push 10-20% faster almost guaranteed, 20-30% with a little luck on your side, 30-40% with a good amount of skill and a lucky processor . . . 5Ghz on 3.4 is 47% faster . . . it's pretty much unrealistic to think it will be easy just to set your multiplier and put a fan on it and have it stable.

The 3570k is also not known for it's great overclocking ability, generally quite the opposite.

what if i go for 4ghz or 4.5 will this be stable



4.0 - 4.2 is usually pretty reliable, anything above that usually comes down to just getting a lucky CPU, knowing what you are doing, taking things in small steps, and playing with settings patiently until you get it just perfect.
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