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3570k 4.4ghz 1.2v temps <68 is it good?

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  • Intel i5
  • Arctic Cooling
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March 12, 2014 7:11:20 AM

I overclocked my i5 3570k to 4401.9 mhz
multiplier - 43x
base clock - 102.4 mhz
vcore - 1.1680 V
other voltages set to auto

motherboard - msi z77a gd65
cooler - arctic cooling freezer 7 pro rev 2
thermal compound - ac mx-2
case - corsair carbide 300r 1x rear fan, 1x front fan

my cpu is always under 68 degrees -------> i ran prime 95 for 30 minutes, it is stable and i could lower the voltage even more

is my overclock good?
are my temps high?

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March 12, 2014 7:23:22 AM

Those results look good to me, I'm surprised a cooler like the Freezer 7 is capable of maintaining temperatures below 70C.

It's somewhat debateable how far you should push the temperature, but I personally don't like to exceed 70C at full load. If I were you, I'd run a Prime95 torture test (Small FFTs) for a good three or four hours just to be sure that the temperature stays the way it currently does.
March 12, 2014 7:35:33 AM

Thank you for your response. I also prefer lower temps but for now, im good with 4ghz until i buy water cooling. I play games at most and i dont see the difference between 3.4 ghz and 4.4 ghz jet, so i was just trying highest overclock with exceptable temps.Btw my gpu is Sapphire hd 7950 Vapor-X overclocked to 1150 core and 1480 memory. I will run torture test and post my results in few days.
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March 12, 2014 8:29:13 AM

No worries, most people overclock because they're enthusiasts and like to tinker with their rigs, like myself. You're absolutely right, overclocking doesn't significantly improve gaming performance unless you have a particularly slow processor.

If you don't fancy water cooling due to noisy fans or the cost, a good air cooler such as a 212 Evo should get you to 4.4Ghz, or very close.