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Overclocking GPU and CPU questions

Hello, this is my gaming PC and im trying to figure out a safe overclock setup to run without damaging my hardware. I've been using 3D Mark to benchmark but whenever I up my offsets, temp targets, and power targets my CPU performance seems to drop. Does this mean i must start overclocking my CPU??? PLEASE HELP me before I mess my stuff up lol. I just got into PC gaming and built this rig myself. Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700k Unlocked 4.2 GHZ
CPU cooler: Coolermaster Hyper T4 Direct contact
Motherboard- Gigabyte Z270X-UD3
Graphics card- NVIDIA Superclocked Geforce GTX 1070
Power Supply- EVGA 650 G2 80+ Gold Certified
Memory- 16 GB (2 x 8GB) ballistix DDR4
Storage- 1 TB desktop, 250 GB SSD
Case- Corsair Spec-02 Redshift
Operating System- Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit
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    Take note that right now, the 7700k is having temperature issues, so you probably should not overclock it.
    http://www.pcgamer.com/intels-tells-core-i7-7700k-owners-to-stop-overclocking-to-avoid-high-temps/
    As for your 1070, just overclock it. There's no harm.
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  2. tanckattb said:
    Take note that right now, the 7700k is having temperature issues, so you probably should not overclock it.
    http://www.pcgamer.com/intels-tells-core-i7-7700k-owners-to-stop-overclocking-to-avoid-high-temps/
    As for your 1070, just overclock it. There's no harm.



    I've noticed temperature issues you're right about that...thought it was a problem with my thermal paste or cooling system. Glad it's not a system specific thing. Thanks for answering man!
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