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Am I going to mess up my CPU??

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January 17, 2013 2:01:49 PM

Just started overclocking my new build and it's crazy fast - but I'm worried something might happen to it.
Last I checked in the BIOS, the CPU temp was at a comfortable 34 - 38 degrees Celsius. However, it seems hard to believe I can continously run at 4.2 GHz on my CPU and keep it intact.

Setup:
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
SSD: Intel 120 GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 680
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x8GB (16GB total)
PSU: Corsair HX650w
CPU: Intel i7-3770K
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

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January 17, 2013 3:09:17 PM

You can use a program called "CPU Temp" to see the temperature of your CPU during load. I suggest doing a stress test like Prime95 and looking at the temperatures during that test.
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January 28, 2013 2:58:29 AM

Used CPU temp. Running stable at 4.2 GHz. Thanks!
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January 28, 2013 6:16:24 AM

Why is it hard to believe? 4.2 is nothing for that chip...
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February 3, 2013 11:04:37 PM

Because this is my first home built and I'm coming from an iMac running at 2.6 GHz.
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February 4, 2013 1:01:57 PM

coming from a Mac? Glad you found out about real PC's
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February 4, 2013 2:41:48 PM

Yeah agreed Mansfield. You should definitely use Intel Burn In Test for stress testing. You MUST do this. And also use a program called Core Temp for your temps. And use CPU Z to verify your overclock and for system specs. This is a MUST for overclocking. No one who has every OCed they're CPU did not use these programs. Gotta do it or it's not a stable overclock or at least you'll never know.
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