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Intel i5 3570k Overclocking

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October 13, 2012 8:00:23 PM

Hi, I am overclocking my i5 3570k. I am currently at 4.1Ghz and am wondering how far I can go without changing the voltage, while keeping a stable overclock. I have a Corsair H60 liquid cooler and the max. temp. at 100% load is 56'C. So cooling is no issue. I have heard that anywhere between 4.3-4.5Ghz is max. without a voltage change, but I want to be certain.
October 13, 2012 8:30:19 PM

it depends on the chip. I've heard 4.2 without voltage. Just try it and see if it is stable. As long as the temps don't get too hot, as far as I understand it, you won't hurt your chip. Overvolting and overtemp is what kills chips.
October 13, 2012 8:51:56 PM

keep pushing it and running prime95 at each increment to check for stability and keep an eye on the temps.. with a modest voltage increase and a decent cooler like the 212evo or nh-d14 you can get 4.4-4.5ghz. without a voltage increase though i couldn't tell you what your max clock would likely be
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a b K Overclocking
October 13, 2012 11:20:12 PM

You can try 4.4GHz with stock voltage -- check the temps tough.

October 13, 2012 11:37:44 PM

How long should I run Prime 95 to make sure it is a stable? I just went to 4.2GHz and ran it for an hour no problem.
a b K Overclocking
October 13, 2012 11:45:14 PM

If you really want to make sure, then leave it for at least 24 hours.