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Windows 7: Need advice on OCing my 4670K

04 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Need advice on OCing my 4670K

I am most interested in overclocking my CPU which is currently running at the stock 3.4GHz. I would like to get it in the range of 4GHz if possible. My main problem is that I am a complete noob and have no idea how to go about this. I'm afraid that I will do something retarded and screw up my PC. Any help, advice or comments are most welcome.
Thanks
spooky

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04 Oct 2013   #2

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I would look into a better air or sealed water cooling solution before challenging your rig with any serious overclocking. If you are looking for a very modest overclock then monitoring system temps while torture testing for stable overclock would be my suggestion.
I'm running a NZXT Kraken X60 and it's what I would suggest and it would slip in your case like a dream !
You're running some very strong kit and only the cooling is weak. Once that's done then you should see 4.0 with ease and likely somewhat higher and still hold great temps.
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04 Oct 2013   #3

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I was thinking to upgrade my cooling to the CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
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04 Oct 2013   #4

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Use the EZ mode in BIOS and click on the High Performance icon, the clock with the flames. This should do it all for you to clock about 4.2GHz. I don't recommend doing any stressing with a stock cooler though.
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04 Oct 2013   #5

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Yes and that's a good choice but the extra capacity of the 280 rad would be a custom fit in the case you have. With that rad or the X60 you could see OC'g to 4.2-4.5 potentially maybe more if you have a good chip and mobo?
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09 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

yeah the h100 might get you to 5ghz if you have a golden chip and remember don't be afraid to give it some volts ad by some i mean bump it to 1.35v what is your motherboard this is overkill but it might be an idea to get a z87x oc
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09 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I can tell you right now Haswell has been hard to overclock and keep stable 4.2 is usually the max for some and I have seen others get it to 4.8 but it took so much tuning and trial and error

I still don't think these guys have it perfected yet given that the others already spoke to you about using a closed loop you need to do tons of reading on your CPU

They are very hard to control after going to higher clock performance Haswell Overclocking Thread [With Statistics]

This should take you in the right direction but be careful if you choose to enter the fray with these guys they get pretty Az-hole-ish if you know what I mean
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15 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

My Mobo is an ASUS Maximus VI Hero.
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15 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

This would be a good read for you spookypuppy

Overclocking Maximus
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15 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Sweet, thanks =)
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