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4770K oc without changing voltages.

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March 28, 2014 7:38:45 AM

I want to oc my CPU, but as increasing voltages reduce the life of the hardware (or at least it's what i've read and sounds logical to me, too) I prefer not doing so.

Hence, I need your help because I don't know how many GHz can I get without touching voltages.

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March 28, 2014 7:43:59 AM

Each processor is unique, you would have to increase it one step and do testing. When it fails or BSOD's you put it back down one step.

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March 28, 2014 7:46:33 AM

We can't tell you that. It mostly depends on the quality of your particular chip. You'll have to try it and see what your limit is.

Go into your BIOS and start increasing the CPU Multiplier in small steps (0.10 GHz) and test for stability. If it tests to be stable, increase the multiplier again, rinse and repeat.

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March 28, 2014 7:49:43 AM

The first thing I would do is make sure you have a decent CPU cooler. If you don't plan on touching voltages you shouldn't need an expensive one, the Hyper 212 or something around that caliber will do fine.

In your bios (if it supports it) you can change the multiplier, slowly keep upping that until your system no longer likes it and then back it down a little. When your system is no longer giving you issues you have reached the max over clock on your chip before you would need to start touching voltages.