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January 4, 2014 3:00:50 PM

hi, after buying 2 770's ive realised that my i5 3570k @3.4 ghz is really letting the team down so to speak. i only have the stock cooler but it's inside an X predator case which is pretty huge, and has 2 120 mm fans inside it. what ghz would you recommend without a heat sink ? or would you not recommend it at all.

after 50 mins of playing crysis 3 my cpu temp sits at 52 while my gpu's hit 79

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January 4, 2014 3:10:06 PM

I wouldn't recommend overclocking at all with the stock cooler. Its really only made to handle stock speeds. Grab a nice air cooler before you try to overclock. I used a hyper 212 plus for a while and gave me pretty good temps and had decent overclocking headroom. I recently upgraded to a H80i and I love it. It has nice temps and superb overclocking capability's. Also I can recommend any of the Noctua coolers if you want to stick with air.
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January 4, 2014 3:12:29 PM

HoboX said:
I wouldn't recommend overclocking at all with the stock cooler. Its really only made to handle stock speeds. Grab a nice air cooler before you try to overclock. I used a hyper 212 plus for a while and gave me pretty good temps and had decent overclocking headroom. I recently upgraded to a H80i and I love it. It has nice temps and superb overclocking capability's. Also I can recommend any of the Noctua coolers if you want to stick with air.


ahh i thought as much, yes ill check the 212 out, thanks. out of interest what is considered a high temperature for a cpu ? i know its around 80 for cards but im not really knowledgeable about cpu's
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January 4, 2014 3:12:56 PM

Also check your gpu's fan speeds. You can adjust them with MSI Afterburner or any type of overclocking software your gpu's came with, such as EVGA Precision X, or ASUS' program.
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January 4, 2014 3:15:45 PM

Temps are different for every CPU. Your chip Id try to stay under 85c, Ivy Bridge starts to throttle at 105c. I own a 4770k and I like to stay under 85c.
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January 4, 2014 3:19:36 PM

HoboX said:
Temps are different for every CPU. Your chip Id try to stay under 85c, Ivy Bridge starts to throttle at 105c. I own a 4770k and I like to stay under 85c.


yes i use afterburner for my gpu's and have the fan set to auto, only when running the unreal benchmark do i manually set them to 100 for fear of hitting 90 +. and excellent, with no overclocking i've never seen my cpu hit 60 before, but im sure overclocking will add massively
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January 4, 2014 3:22:24 PM

Yeah you'll see that with overclocking ^_^. Id recommend using aida64 or Intel Extreme Tuning for stress testing. prime95 I personally don't like.
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January 4, 2014 4:32:50 PM

HoboX said:
Yeah you'll see that with overclocking ^_^. Id recommend using aida64 or Intel Extreme Tuning for stress testing. prime95 I personally don't like.


ok mate thanks a lot for the tips, have best answer
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