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I5 3570k + MSI Z77A-G43 + hyper cooling 212 - Is this safe at 4.6ghz?

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November 27, 2012 5:33:12 PM

Hiya, so i am thinking of buying the following:

i5 3570k + MSI Z77A-G43 + hyper cooling 212

Would it safe to OC this cpu to around 4.6ghz with the hyper 212...and would this be possible with this mobo?

Sorry if i seem like a dumbass, i've never overclocked before

Also, buying all the stuff seperated would cost me £245, but buying the following:

i5 3570k overclocked at 4.6ghz with asus z77 mobo and hyper 212 would cose £290

Is it worth me paying an extra £45 so that someone has already overclocked it for me, and promises its safe (on eBay), or is it that simple, that i should do i my self?

Thanks

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November 28, 2012 8:37:30 PM

It sounds doable, but you have to think about the heat issues with Ivy. I actually own the EVO 212 I believe, and also the i52500K, which is inferior, but doesn't get as hot. I have gotten my CPU up to 4.8ghz, but for an everyday OC, it wasn't really worth it in the long run, so I settled at 4.5ghz. That is just anecdotal evidence however, so you probably want to start lower and work your way up and run a stress test like prime95, and if that works, check your temps in BIOS as well as in your OS with something like coretemp or AIDA64. Good luck.
November 28, 2012 8:42:44 PM

Actually, thinking it over, 4.6 is probably not going to be safe for a day-to-day OC. Realistically, 4.5ghz is probably the best you will get if you got a good chip. I could be wrong though, it's why I said start low and work your way up gradually. I know it can be frustrating and time-consuming, but it's worth it in the end to not just crank it to where you think it can go. :) 
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