What is your best 3570k OC? Just curious

I am loooking to see where people are getting their i5-3570k chips. I would also like to know what your cooling method and Mobo is, and if watercooled, the loop contents.

This is just out of curiosity.


For me, I have gotten 4.5GHz on an AsRock Extreme4 watercooled with 2 6970's and 2x 360 rads.
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  1. Currently stressing my i5-3570k @ 4.5gigs and 1.29 vcore. Got some WHEA errors at 1.28. Max out at about 68-70C.

    using:
    i5-3570k
    z77x-UD3H Gigabyte mobo
    Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.SILENCE CPU Cooler With PWM Twister Bearing Fan
    g skill 4g ram
    Rosewill challenger case with decent cooling
    Rosewill d600 600w psu
    Also Gigabytte 7950 GPU
  2. Uberperson said:
    Currently stressing my i5-3570k @ 4.5gigs and 1.29 vcore. Got some WHEA errors at 1.28. Max out at about 68-70C.

    using:
    i5-3570k
    z77x-UD3H Gigabyte mobo
    Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.SILENCE CPU Cooler With PWM Twister Bearing Fan
    g skill 4g ram
    Rosewill challenger case with decent cooling
    Rosewill d600 600w psu
    Also Gigabytte 7950 GPU



    Hey bud is your Cpu Currently Stable at 4.5ghz at 1.290v?? what is the Highest Temp you got?? I so wanna Overclock mine tonight but didnt know if 1.300v was a good idea & over!! I currently have my
    I5 3570k at 3.4ghz to 4.2ghz on auto Voltage
  3. It is currently stable at 3.15 vcore

    After stressing it all night it blue screened so bumped it up to keep it stable.
  4. oh ya so you got it stable at 1.315 vcore?? & can you help me I just made a Forum trying to hit 4.5ghz on my oc but having so much trouble :/
  5. Uberperson said:
    Currently stressing my i5-3570k @ 4.5gigs and 1.29 vcore. Got some WHEA errors at 1.28. Max out at about 68-70C.

    using:
    i5-3570k
    z77x-UD3H Gigabyte mobo


    That seems like an awful high Vcore for that...

    Using 1.25 I was able to get up to 4.7GHz with that board and a Hyper 212+ (With a pair of aftermarket fans on the heatsink.)
  6. Use intel burn test to test for stabality. 1.28v for 4.5 seems reasonable.
  7. Who, me or him?

    I've tested my overclocks extensively - they only time my computer crashes is because VIA audio drivers don't play nicely with certain games.
  8. I think everyone should use intel burn test. Just a good stability tester. Not saying your build isnt stable. just saying a lot of people seem to think they can get 4.0ghz+ with less than 1.10 volts. i pee myself when i see them say "yeah stable after three minutes of prime'
  9. Yeah, I'm sure my comp would be stable at that amount I just wanted to avoid any WHEA errors. I don't doubt it will play games and such fine. I will use intel burn test also and see if it differs, I was using Prime95 @ 7 priority.

    I think I can probably lower the voltage some, but I am still getting used to the settings on this board. I was using a MSI z77x-G45 but it burnt out real fast and I returned it. Also my chip seems to easily get 4.4 but at 4.5 it likes to jump in voltage a bunch.

    I think my instability is due to the bus speed being at like 100.xx, I have not tried setting it to exactly 100 yet which I probably should have to begin with.
  10. footlong96 said:
    I think everyone should use intel burn test. Just a good stability tester. Not saying your build isnt stable. just saying a lot of people seem to think they can get 4.0ghz+ with less than 1.10 volts. i pee myself when i see them say "yeah stable after three minutes of prime'


    I've been doing this for years - I used several burn tests in my suite for a day and a half each to make sure.

    If you like, I'll do it again with intel burn, just to show that it's possible to get a nice overclock if you know what you're doing.
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