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i7 4690k + asus maximus ranger - Back on the OC Wagon

Hi guys,

long story short bought some parts to set up a new pc, been reading a few posts and tried to do a quick clock as such im happy with 4.4ghz 24/7 just want to know if any more settings i can change

i disabled speed stepping so its running 4.4ghz, my ram is corsair vengeance 1600mhz 8gb DDR3 i manualyl set the voltage to 1.2 (seen this works on a few posts) set the memory settings to XMP and f10

below / attached is me running for 5mins on aida 64 althought running quite hot im not to concerned and during an hour session of overwatch i didnt go above 61c.

http://imgur.com/a/3yFJL

How long do i need to run on Aida 2 consider stable, whats the limits temp wise, and what tweaks can i make, are there any other cpu settings i can disable like speed step etc?

My cpu fan is artic freezer pro rev 2 and my case is the nxzt phantom 530

Maybe my voltage abit high and is affecting the temps?

Appreciate any replies aint been in the OC game about 8 years now.
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  1. use prime95 and monitor temps.
    as for the cpu, run it at 4.4ghz using 1.2v, if its stable with prime95 and no cores fail after 12 hour test then lower the voltage by 0.125v each time a test passes. if it crashes then increase the voltage back up to when it was stable.
    if your temperatures are under 75c then youre fine.
    good luck!
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  2. i read somewhere that using prime 95 was bad for devils canyon cpus and to use aida? are there any settings i can turn off? to stop things automatically adjusting for power saving etc
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    Alan_115 said:
    i read somewhere that using prime 95 was bad for devils canyon cpus and to use aida? are there any settings i can turn off? to stop things automatically adjusting for power saving etc


    ya in the bios theres something called epu power saving. turn that off and turn off speed step if you want your cpu to run at a constant speed (which is pointles since its nice to have it idle at a lower frequency to have lower temps)
    prime95 shouldnt really damage your cpu since what you read was most likely a complaint from years ago which they would have fixed by now.
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