Need advice on OCing my 4670K

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  1. Posts : 24
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    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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  2. Posts : 11,424
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
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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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  3. Posts : 24
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
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    I was thinking to upgrade my cooling to the CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
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  4. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
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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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  5. Posts : 11,424
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
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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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  6. Posts : 47
    Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
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    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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  7. Posts : 7,466
    Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
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    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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  8. Posts : 24
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    My Mobo is an ASUS Maximus VI Hero.
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  9. Posts : 5,915
    Windows 10 Pro X64
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    This would be a good read for you spookypuppy

    Overclocking Maximus
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  10. Posts : 24
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    Sweet, thanks =)
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