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Core i7 870 wattage?
Sep 7, 2010, 9:58 AM
I have CoolerMaster xtream power 600 watt psu, can I overclock my i7 870 to 3.8 ghz with this psu?
these are my system specs -
Processor - Core i7 870 2.93 Ghz
Heatsink - CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Motherboard - MSI H55M - E33
Ram - Corsair VS 1333 Mhz DDR3 4GB RAM
HDD - WD 500GB 7200RPM
PSU - CoolerMaster xtream Power 600w
GPU - Nvidia QuadroFX 3800 1GB
Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Thanks in advance for your suggetions
Feb 21, 2011
Sep 7, 2010, 4:02 PM
Even if that unit can't deliver more than 450W as stated here:
it should not affect your OC since your graphics card draws a max of 108W.
Sep 10, 2010, 1:43 AM
yeah the PSU is mainly a concern for the Graphics card ... But overclocking a processor .. it should be fine ...
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Sep 10, 2010, 2:51 AM
Processors can actually draw quite a bit if you crank the voltage, but like Twoboxer said, even then it should be well below your real max PSU output.
Feb 21, 2011, 12:26 PM
your overclock should be easily achievable, if your temps stay good... You shouldn't be having any psu issues what so ever, if you are i would start with RMA Psu, then check the board
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