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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Knoxx29, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Knoxx29

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    Need advise from some expert about overclock!!

    Can any motherboard handle an overclocked CPU?
     
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    No not every motherboard can handle a overcooked cpu. Other factors are important. First of all the chipset and motherboard need to support it. In Intel's case z87 and x79 chipsets support overclocking. In amd case most desktop chipsets support overclocking.
    But after that bios also has to support it..... if the bios does not include overclocking settings or features your motherboard will not support overclocking.
    Last...your you should buy a board with appropriate overclocking features.... vrm heatsink... and high end components will make the motherboard last longer while overclocked as well make your job overclocking easier.

    Oops one more thing... the cpu also needs to support overclocking. In Intel's case "k"series cups only. In amd's case most will work but unlocked multiplier cpus are better

    Hope this helps
     
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    Thanks a lot for your answer!!!
    So I am not worried anymore because I have the 3770k + Asus V formula
    Would be possible to push a 3770k to 4.7 or maybe 5.0?
     
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    Yep..you should have nothing to worry about.... both your cpu and motherboard supports overclocking. Just make sure you read (don't skim) a good tutorial before you start if you are just learning.
    I have owned both the motherboard and cpu you just referenced and I can tell you from experience a 4.4 to 5 gig of should not be a problem if you have a good chip and good cooling
     
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    Thanks once again, my watercooler system for sure will handle it
     
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    No problem what type of watercooling ststem???
     
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    CUSTOM WATER COOLING
    radiator #1
    Black ICE GTX Extreme 480
    Fans 4X - YS-Tech Fan 120x120x25 - 2,16W 3000rpm
    Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo 120mm Blue - 1700rpm
    Radiator #1 in push and pull setup

    Radiator #2
    Black ICE GTX Extreme 240
    Fans 2X
    Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo 120mm Blue - 1700rpm

    Cpu block
    innovatek XX-Flow rev2.0

    Reservoir
    XSPC 5,25" Bay Reservoir Alu Front

    Pump
    Alphacool VPP655

    Fan controller
    Lamptron FC6 fan controller

    Koolance Radiator Montage Halterung

    Ram cooler
    Kingston HyperX RAM Cooling Fan

    Tubing
    innovatek Special
    (UV-aktiv)

    Front fan
    Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Red LED

    Right side panel
    Fans 4 X
     
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    Nice WC setup look forward to seeing the build. Make your fans have a decent static pressure. Every black ice rad I have ever used needed it. Make sure you post pics good luck
     
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    my motherboard keeps mine under cooked lol

    on topic, I would say you could cool your setup no problem with just the 480 rad and it would help keep flow rates higher, more flow= better more consistent temps.
    that cooling will easilly cool that haswell. sorry if you already posted but what is the rest of the setup gonna gonna be
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
    Those pics are of my old setup before that i upgraded the CPU, motherboard, GPU waterblock and tubing, my
    new setup it's not finished because I haven't too much time in the last month and I still need to put the motherboard into the case and the new SSD too...
    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Looks nice man now let's see those over clocking numbers!

    Stupid auto correct on tablet
     
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    in a couple of days I'll finish it and than I Will overclock so I can post
    My overclocking numbers:respect:
     
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    CoreTemp-Scr.png CoreTemps-Scr.png
    so last time i promised to post my overclocking numbers and here they are.

    4.7 stable
    i did run prime95 for one day and no errors found, so maybe i am asking too much to my cpu but i will try to push it maybe a little bit more, 5.0 good luck to my self
     
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    What are you aiming for?

    Questions about those Core Temp readings: the one on the left is from before water cooling your system? or idle or load state?
    could you add a CPU-Z prtscreen? Lets see about the voltages and other clocks (dram).
     
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    Both pics were taken when the water
    Cooling was running, the one pic with low temp was in idle and the one with high temp was taken after one day running prime95, tonight when I will be at home I'll post a
    CPU -Z prtscreen
     

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