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Overclocked for the first time. Minor overclock 3770k 4.2GHz

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February 9, 2013 9:52:27 PM

I finally decided grow a pair and overclock my main PC. I read up on overclocking and decided I just wanted a conservative overclock. I think I may have been bitten by the OC bug, I started out with a 4 GHz clock, and I have slowly been convincing myself to raise it over the past few hours.


I find it amazing that at a completely stock clock, the CPU ran at 58c. With a .7 GHz overclock, it only runs 5c hotter.


Here is a link to my HW info after a stress test.

I decided to keep the clock quite conservative. At 1.2v the cpu temps get to the 70* mark, and the Tcase of the CPU is 67.4*c
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February 10, 2013 3:50:43 AM

Are you using an aftermarket cooler? Just keep the load temps below 80C and your CPU should last for a very long time.
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February 11, 2013 2:48:22 AM

dragonsamus said:
Are you using an aftermarket cooler? Just keep the load temps below 80C and your CPU should last for a very long time.


Yes, I am using a HAVIK 140.

I was able to get to 4.4 GHz and my temps top out at 70*.
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