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hey everyone I built a new computer last month and am planning to overclock, but I have alot of questions and things that I am alittle confused about so lets get started with the parts, I have an i5 4670K running at stock clock speeds and have a cooler master evo on it, for some reason I have never seen that fan go above 700 rpm which worrys me, my idle temps are 27-31 C and today I ran prime95 stress test for about an hour and the most I got for temp is 55C under full load, I also got no error messages, so here are my questions:

1. what will overclocking exactly do? (I mostly game and browse :P)

2. Why is my evo running at such low rpm as i actually had to disable the monitor message in my bios to get it to stop telling me my cpu fan isnt running fast enough.

3. Are my temps ok? (even if they are I want my evo to run faster so that when I overclock it can keep up)

4. How can I overclock?
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  1. Your temps are pretty good, if you're playing games like DayzSA, Arma 3, BF4 then you will benefit slightly from an OC. As far as the low fan speed, a buddy of mine had the same problem, I just had him lower the alert level from 600rpm to 400rpm and it was fine afterward. There are plenty of youtube guides on overclocking, you will be able to find plenty of information and "how to"s there. What PSU and GPU are you running with your system?
  2. Overclocking will make things faster, not that you'll notice to much.
    You may have used the adapter for lower fan speeds.
    Your temps are all ok
    I recommend you visit overclock.net - read some there to learn about your processor. Best of luck...
  3. maxiim said:
    Your temps are pretty good, if you're playing games like DayzSA, Arma 3, BF4 then you will benefit slightly from an OC. As far as the low fan speed, a buddy of mine had the same problem, I just had him lower the alert level from 600rpm to 400rpm and it was fine afterward. There are plenty of youtube guides on overclocking, you will be able to find plenty of information and "how to"s there. What PSU and GPU are you running with your system?


    Thanks for such a fast response, I am currently running a corsair TX750 watt psu ( a little too much for the system but I wanted to be safe), and im running a gtx 770 OC!
  4. Best answer
    Hey,

    1. Overclocking is the art :P of increasing the speed of a component above its stock speed. So overclocking a processor is essentially increasing its clock speed to make it faster.
    2/3. 55C under load at stock is perfectly normal, what motherboard do you have? Have you set the fan on AUTO in the BIOS or have you set a fixed fan speed?
    4. Read several guides to make sure you get a good understanding of the concept. Then reread those guides :) Once you feel confident you understand everything you can start to overclock. To give you a quick summary of how its done, you basically increase the CPU multiplier and increase the Vcore in small increments until you reach your desired clock speed (DO NOTE: this is an oversimplified example, but its essentially how it works. The exact process is too long for me to explain here).

    IMPORTANT NOTE: While you do have an aftermarket cooler you will still be limited by temperatures. I suggest you keep your CPU cores under ~75-80C. Go in small increments of multiplier. Go for a mild overclock (~4-4.2 ghz) and don't go too far as you risk damaging your CPU if you add to much voltage (or if it overheats).

    Here are some guides, read them and if you have questions post here and we'll help you out:
    http://www.overclockers.com/3step-guide-to-overclock-intel-haswell
    http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/41234-intel-haswell-4670k-4770k-overclocking-guide/

    Hope this helps!
  5. fil1p said:
    Hey,

    1. Overclocking is the art :P of increasing the speed of a component above its stock speed. So overclocking a processor is essentially increasing its clock speed to make it faster.
    2/3. 55C under load at stock is perfectly normal, what motherboard do you have? Have you set the fan on AUTO in the BIOS or have you set a fixed fan speed?
    4. Read several guides to make sure you get a good understanding of the concept. Then reread those guides :) Once you feel confident you understand everything you can start to overclock. To give you a quick summary of how its done, you basically increase the CPU multiplier and increase the Vcore in small increments until you reach your desired clock speed (DO NOTE: this is an oversimplified example, but its essentially how it works. The exact process is too long for me to explain here).

    IMPORTANT NOTE: While you do have an aftermarket cooler you will still be limited by temperatures. I suggest you keep your CPU cores under ~75-80C. Go in small increments of multiplier. Go for a mild overclock (~4-4.2 ghz) and don't go too far as you risk damaging your CPU if you add to much voltage (or if it overheats).

    Here are some guides, read them and if you have questions post here and we'll help you out:
    http://www.overclockers.com/3step-guide-to-overclock-intel-haswell
    http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/41234-intel-haswell-4670k-4770k-overclocking-guide/

    Hope this helps!


    Thanks for the very helpfull and detailed response, I am currently using an asus z87 sabertooth and I have set my cpu fan speeds to just auto
  6. theawolwarrior said:
    fil1p said:
    Hey,

    1. Overclocking is the art :P of increasing the speed of a component above its stock speed. So overclocking a processor is essentially increasing its clock speed to make it faster.
    2/3. 55C under load at stock is perfectly normal, what motherboard do you have? Have you set the fan on AUTO in the BIOS or have you set a fixed fan speed?
    4. Read several guides to make sure you get a good understanding of the concept. Then reread those guides :) Once you feel confident you understand everything you can start to overclock. To give you a quick summary of how its done, you basically increase the CPU multiplier and increase the Vcore in small increments until you reach your desired clock speed (DO NOTE: this is an oversimplified example, but its essentially how it works. The exact process is too long for me to explain here).

    IMPORTANT NOTE: While you do have an aftermarket cooler you will still be limited by temperatures. I suggest you keep your CPU cores under ~75-80C. Go in small increments of multiplier. Go for a mild overclock (~4-4.2 ghz) and don't go too far as you risk damaging your CPU if you add to much voltage (or if it overheats).

    Here are some guides, read them and if you have questions post here and we'll help you out:
    http://www.overclockers.com/3step-guide-to-overclock-intel-haswell
    http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/41234-intel-haswell-4670k-4770k-overclocking-guide/

    Hope this helps!


    Thanks for the very helpfull and detailed response, I am currently using an asus z87 sabertooth and I have set my cpu fan speeds to just auto


    If they are set on AUTO, and the fan is plugged in directly to the motherboard header then it should ramp up further if your CPU gets hotter than it is. As long as temperatures are fine (yours are) I wouldn't worry too much about it.
  7. With your cpu and heatsink I recommend 4.4ghz. It is a very snappy overclock with little to no risks if done correctly.
    Ocing your cpu to this speed will make most aspects of your pc more snappy and responsive :)

    If required I have detailed knowledge (terminator ref awesome lol) of all min stable voltages required and setting to change to achieve this.
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