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Would I need extra cooling if overclocking an i5 3470 to 4GHz?

Currently for cooling I have the stock Intel cooler and some case fans.
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  1. yes, if you are looking to OC, you will definitely need an aftermarket CPU cooler. whats your budget?
  2. Absolutely. Get a Cooler Master Hyper 21 Evo. You can't overclock with the stock cooler.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/outletpc/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2
  3. heisnburg said:
    yes, if you are looking to OC, you will definitely need an aftermarket CPU cooler. whats your budget?


    Don't want to spend too much since I'm not going over 4GHz but I would prefer something that is pretty silent. $50 is as much as I'm willing to spend unless I can get something much quieter for a little more...
  4. i5 3470 < You need a K CPU do do any real overclocking....Sorry.
  5. Save your money for a 3570k.
  6. oh crap...blackbird is right....didnt notice the non K...blackbird is right
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    i5 3470 < You need a K CPU do do any real overclocking....Sorry.


    I've already got an i5 3470 and Z77 motherboard, it happened this way because I got a deal on the motherboard(it was like $70). Didn't think I was going to overclock initially but the 4GHz the 3470 gets up to seems pretty good to me...
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    The hyper 212 evo is a decent cooler. However you might want to take a look at this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Scythe/Ashura/6.html before you buy. I can also recommend the Thermalright True Spirit 120m BW Rev.A http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-TS120A. Make sure you get this version which is the newest. No backplate needed and even comes with thermal paste. Its also very quiet at full fan speed. My 3470 oc'd to 4 ghz reaches 49 C on hottest core during bf4 64 player matches with this cooler. On the stock cooler it would reach 83 C. I dont see why you would waste $ on another cpu when the 3470 is just as good.
  9. Can the i5-3470 be overclocked on a ASRock B75M-DGS motherboard? Must a non-K processor only be overclocked on a Z77 motherboard?
  10. "Can the i5-3470 be overclocked on a ASRock B75M-DGS motherboard? Must a non-K processor only be overclocked on a Z77 motherboard?"

    Non-K CPUs are locked and cannot be OC'ed, even on a Z77.

    Yogi
  11. I think you can overclock through the front side bus?
  12. No. If it isn't k, then it can't be overclocked. That being said, you should upgrade your CPU cooler anyways, as the stock heatsink is terrible.
  13. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2014626

    Yes you can overclock non K proccesors but not as efficiently as K proccesor but it is indeed possible
    You will have to change the bclk which will overclock your pcibus,your ram basically everything in ur system.

    Update-
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/273610-29-overclock-intel-2500-4ghz
    Another thread which shows u can overclock non K proccesors
  14. tcb1005 said:
    No. If it isn't k, then it can't be overclocked. That being said, you should upgrade your CPU cooler anyways, as the stock heatsink is terrible.

    I'm considering to replace my stock heatsink too, even though the i5-3470 can't be overclocked. But why did you say the Intel stock heatsink is "terrible"? What is so terrible about it?
  15. They simply don't keep the CPUs as cool as third party heatsinks. Also I don't like the way they fit on the motherboard, but that is just my opinion.
  16. tcb1005 said:
    They simply don't keep the CPUs as cool as third party heatsinks. Also I don't like the way they fit on the motherboard, but that is just my opinion.

    I'm deciding between the cheaper Arctic Freezer 11 LP which blows air down towards motherboard, and the slightly more expensive Arctic Freezer i11 which blows air sideways towards the rear exhaust fan. Which do you think is good for i5-3470 since it can't be overclocked and only reason is to lower temperature and quieten the full load fan noise? I have used Arctic Cooling products before and know that their fans are extremely quiet.



  17. sedona said:
    tcb1005 said:
    They simply don't keep the CPUs as cool as third party heatsinks. Also I don't like the way they fit on the motherboard, but that is just my opinion.

    I'm deciding between the cheaper Arctic Freezer 11 LP which blows air down towards motherboard, and the slightly more expensive Arctic Freezer i11 which blows air sideways towards the rear exhaust fan. Which do you think is good for i5-3470 since it can't be overclocked and only reason is to lower temperature and quieten the full load fan noise? I have used Arctic Cooling products before and know that their fans are extremely quiet.





    I have always liked the sideways blowing fans more but in this case both should be fine for you.
  18. Amangoel23 said:
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2014626

    Yes you can overclock non K proccesors but not as efficiently as K proccesor but it is indeed possible
    You will have to change the bclk which will overclock your pcibus,your ram basically everything in ur system.

    Update-
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/273610-29-overclock-intel-2500-4ghz
    Another thread which shows u can overclock non K proccesors


    You dont want to raise bclk. You can just raise the multiplier up to 40x
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