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Is a 4.2 OC for a i5-3570K and a CM Hyper 212 EVO good?

so far it's going well i'll benchmark for a couple of hours.
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  1. Yeah it is pretty good. I would keep pushing for 4.4 depending on temps and voltage.... providing your overclock is stable as it stands.

    Lets say it is stable.

    What are your load temps?

    What voltage are you using?

    You're not using auto voltage are you?
  2. It is stable.

    Load temps seems to be around 40 C.

    I have not touched the voltage so, yes it is probably auto.

    I do have a 600W power supply, so power is not the problem.
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    Alright your temps are absolutely amazing, you will want to avoid going over 1.35V on your overclock. Please try your current settings @ 1.15-1.20 vcore. test again check the temps.

    Just by the sounds of things, this is going to be a great overclock for you those temps @ 4.2Ghz on auto voltage during full load.... it's fantastic
  4. Thank you for your answer.
    60-65 C on a 4.4 OC on load, i average around 45-50 with this 4.2 on load.

    I will test those voltages though.
  5. Oh yeah you are going to see a drop in temps with 1.2 @ 4.2 .... providing it posts and benches
  6. Also is it worth the several hundred dollar investment for water cooling? Or is it better to get something like the Corsair H100i?
  7. As far as improving performance, no it is not worth it. The performance improvement is minimal at best (say another 200MHz or so) and that requires a custom loop because all in one coolers such as the H100i are only comparable to larger air coolers like Phanteks' or Noctua's 140mm air coolers. Most people don't do water cooling just for the performance.
  8. blazorthon said:
    As far as improving performance, no it is not worth it. The performance improvement is minimal at best and that requires a custom loop because all in one coolers such as the H100i are only comparable to larger air coolers like Phanteks' or Noctua's 140mm air coolers.. Most people don't do water cooling just for the performance.


    Thank you for your answer too, what would you suggest for a good OC for a 6700K?
    I am upgrading to that CPU in about 2 months.
    I'm probably going to get a h100i too aswell.
  9. blazorthon said:
    As far as improving performance, no it is not worth it. The performance improvement is minimal at best (say another 200MHz or so) and that requires a custom loop because all in one coolers such as the H100i are only comparable to larger air coolers like Phanteks' or Noctua's 140mm air coolers. Most people don't do water cooling just for the performance.


    with water cooling even just AIO you don't have to worry about the overclock heating the board to the point the big air coolers bend the board due to weight and micro fissure the trace routes.
    PCB's break down with heat and time 1-3 years he will start to notice problems.
  10. Most 6700K chips should be able to reach round 4.6GHz with the H100i. Some may get closer to 5GHz, but most won't cross that, at least not without unreasonable voltages.
  11. f-14 said:


    with water cooling even just AIO you don't have to worry about the overclock heating the board to the point the big air coolers bend the board due to weight and micro fissure the trace routes.
    PCB's break down with heat and time 1-3 years he will start to notice problems.


    I haven't noticed problems with any of my builds like that, but I tend to not let my parts get very hot to begin with and I'm very careful with my heatsinks.

    The problem with most water coolers is that they let the VRMs get rather toasty without the airflow from air coolers going around/through them if you forget to ensure they have proper airflow from other fans. Not necessarily an issue if the board has very good VRM heatsinks and/or you are careful about airflow planning, but it goes to show that you need to pay attention to things whether you go water or big air.
  12. My 3570k is sitting at 4.3GHz at 1.14v. Now normally this would be fantastic, except that's where the lottery runs out. I can't get 4.4GHz stable at anything upto and including 1.452v. Even down clocking my 1866 ram from 2400 to 1333 didn't help.

    4.2 is good. It's exactly what you can expect from mostly auto settings. 4.3 is where you'll start needing to get more personal with the OC.

    Not to be a downer, but I also took my 3770k to 4.8GHz at 1.292v with my 1866 ram at 2133 and was still stable. It's all in the batch numbers. Get a good batch and the cpu will OC like a champ, get a bad batch, and it sucks.

    Just for reference, 4.3 at 1.208/1.216v is very decent and should net you @70°C under p95 26.6 small fft with that cooler. There are ppl who have taken that cooler to higher speeds with ease, as gaming in general won't push the cpu near as hard as p95, so that's fine. If, however, you do stress the cpu at higher than @4.3GHz, it will get pretty warm, pretty quick. So no stress testing with p95 after @4.4GHz or you will start seeing temps broach 80°C +
  13. Karadjgne said:
    My 3570k is sitting at 4.3GHz at 1.14v. Now normally this would be fantastic, except that's where the lottery runs out. I can't get 4.4GHz stable at anything upto and including 1.452v. Even down clocking my 1866 ram from 2400 to 1333 didn't help.

    4.2 is good. It's exactly what you can expect from mostly auto settings. 4.3 is where you'll start needing to get more personal with the OC.

    Not to be a downer, but I also took my 3770k to 4.8GHz at 1.292v with my 1866 ram at 2133 and was still stable. It's all in the batch numbers. Get a good batch and the cpu will OC like a champ, get a bad batch, and it sucks.

    Just for reference, 4.3 at 1.208/1.216v is very decent and should net you @70°C under p95 26.6 small fft with that cooler. There are ppl who have taken that cooler to higher speeds with ease, as gaming in general won't push the cpu near as hard as p95, so that's fine. If, however, you do stress the cpu at higher than @4.3GHz, it will get pretty warm, pretty quick. So no stress testing with p95 after @4.4GHz or you will start seeing temps broach 80°C +


    Thanks i'll that info into effect.
  14. Never cross 1.35 vcore or allow a steady load temp above 70C. All chips are different in their potential try to stay behind those, as long as your overclock is stable anything else is game
  15. spentshells said:
    Never cross 1.35 vcore or allow a steady load temp above 70C. All chips are different in their potential try to stay behind those, as long as your overclock is stable anything else is game


    This is under full load at an OC of 4.4 Ghz.
    https://gyazo.com/567dcfdd268d6c3f2251ab3c6620650d
    I raised vcore to 1.285 though (it will be in the picture i think/ it shows as 1.288 in the gyazo)
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