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June 27, 2012 2:59:35 PM

I am currently using an intel core i7 2600, and am able to overclock it to about 4.2 GHz. I am wondering if the intel core i7 3770 has a similar limit to overclocking or if it just can't overclock at all.I am wondering this because i want to know if i has to get the 3770k just to do minor overclocks like 4 GHz.

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June 27, 2012 3:40:40 PM

U can overclock safely upto 3.9GHz, ie +400MHz.

After that, u cud possibly push it further by increasing ur BCLK upto 105 to get a max clock of 3.90x1.05=4.1GHz....but that's really not recommended.

Short message: If u wanna OC, get the K edition chips :)  Almost all of them will do atleast 4.5GHz happily:) 
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June 27, 2012 3:44:08 PM

If you have a 2600, there is little reason to replace it for a 3770.

Yes, the 3770 starts with one more multiplier, and is about 5% more efficient. Whatever you did on the 2600 should apply to the 3770 also.

If you buy the 3770K, 4.0 is trivial, and 4.3 should not be a problem. With ivy bridge, very high oveclocks that require much higher voltages are not so easy. The added heat intensity limits what you can do.

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June 27, 2012 3:45:02 PM

You could probably hit a 4GHz OC on a 3770 easily enough but going higher on air becomes difficult. The 2600k OC's far better and has very similar performance, there aren't many benefits of upgrading to a 3770, wait for the next processors from Intel.
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June 27, 2012 4:02:12 PM

this is not an upgrade, it is for a completely different computer.
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June 27, 2012 4:04:37 PM

would I be able to get about 4.3- 4.5 GHz on a 3770k with a cooler master hyper n520.
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June 27, 2012 4:10:47 PM

Yes.

But, some thoughts.

1) If this is a gaming rig, then the cheaper 3570K would be equally good.

2) Unless you have a restricted cooler height issue, a larger cooler with a 120mm fan like the cm hyper212 would be quieter and more effective.
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June 27, 2012 4:12:21 PM

ihatehismap said:
I am currently using an intel core i7 2600, and am able to overclock it to about 4.2 GHz. I am wondering if the intel core i7 3770 has a similar limit to overclocking or if it just can't overclock at all.I am wondering this because i want to know if i has to get the 3770k just to do minor overclocks like 4 GHz.


Actualy sandy bridge can be overclocked a little more then an ivy-bridge cpu (assuming using the same cooling tools).

tomshardware made a review about that as well as many other ocerclocking website.

But the difference is about 100-200MHz and the ivy bridge still perform bether.

an i7 3770k at 4.5GHz will beat an i7-2600k running at 4.6GHz by near 5-10% depending on the test ran.
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June 27, 2012 4:15:10 PM

well I already have the n520 from another build I was just wondering if I would be able to keep using it. and would the 3770k be a benefit over the 3570k for folding@home.
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June 27, 2012 4:21:51 PM

ihatehismap said:
well I already have the n520 from another build I was just wondering if I would be able to keep using it. and would the 3770k be a benefit over the 3570k for folding@home.


Of course, since you have it, keep using it. 92mm fans can get noisy when they spin up, but in a decent case, you should be OK.

For folding, the 3770K with hyperthreading would be superior.

You might want to check on the benefits of Nvidia CUDA for folding. I am no expert there.
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June 27, 2012 4:22:51 PM

ihatehismap said:
well I already have the n520 from another build I was just wondering if I would be able to keep using it. and would the 3770k be a benefit over the 3570k for folding@home.


Thats a good question personaly I have no idea. The i7 just help with heavy multi threading applications. But well paying +120$ just to help the scientist I'd say your bether be giving this money directly to a helping association of your choice.
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June 27, 2012 5:01:11 PM

ihatehismap said:
well I already have the n520 from another build I was just wondering if I would be able to keep using it. and would the 3770k be a benefit over the 3570k for folding@home.


If you use folding@home pretty extensively, the 3770k is the way to go. It actually can give you quite a boost in that particular application. Also, video rendering/photo editing etc. will see the biggest gains over the 3570k, for gaming and web surfing, the 3570k is more than enough.
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June 27, 2012 6:16:34 PM

F@H for me.
i7-2600K Stock 13000PPD
i5-2500K Stock 6000PPD

I own both the 2600K and the 2500K in different rigs, so go with the i7 :p 
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June 27, 2012 6:39:29 PM

I was looking at both the 2600k and 3770k (sorry to hijack OP), is the difference in price (~$60) worth it if chosing the 3770 over the 2600? I read reviews that they are similar, but what the 3770 offers is barely enough for the price difference.
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June 27, 2012 7:35:18 PM

No, it's not worth it for the 5% performance difference!@
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July 1, 2012 2:38:19 AM

cappo619 said:
I was looking at both the 2600k and 3770k (sorry to hijack OP), is the difference in price (~$60) worth it if chosing the 3770 over the 2600? I read reviews that they are similar, but what the 3770 offers is barely enough for the price difference.


Yeah, not particularly worth it in that case, unless you live near a Micro Center--where you can get the 3770k for $289.99. I'll admit, the only reason I got a 3770k was because I had Amazon gift cards that made up for the difference between the two CPUs.
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