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New CPU & mobo - i7 7700k @ 4.9GHz - Playing RL & CS

Ignore my bad username.

This is my build:

Intel Core i7 7700k @ 4.9GHz with Corsair H110 280mm Liquid CPU cooler
ASUS STRIX GTX980 OC
Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7 1151
Corsair Vengence LPX 8GB DDR4 4000MHz
Samsung Evo 960 m.2 ssd @ 3500MB/s
CoolerMaster Storm Trooper Case
850W PSU

BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz 24.5"
Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL (Without NumPad)
Steelseries rival 300 glockfade edition

I think I've struck gold with the CPU in terms of how much voltage is required:



I want to go higher than 4.9GHz, since I can get that at just 1.3v (average is 1.4v), and I'm going to de-lid the CPU to remove up to 25c temperature, but as of right now, if I go to 5.0GHz or higher, windows fails to boot and I get 2 varying BSOD errors:

IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL & UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP.

I wont de-lid it until I know that I wont get this error, because as of right now I am mostly using my PC for rocket league which only uses 30% of my CPU, and thus only gives 45 degrees usage temperature which is great for every day stability. Idles at 30-35.

2863 single threaded core rating which is good - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html

In RL I get constant 250fps (max allowed) on my 240hz monitor in training mode, 1v1 and 2v2, however this drops to 190-210 FPS in 3v3s, and so I think if I want more than that in 3v3s, I'll be needing a faster GPU than GTX 980 OC, in order to fully utilize my 240hz monitor whilst playing 3v3s.
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    7700k should be able to run anything at stock no problem. It would be wise to just get a new graphics card. 1070 minimum.
    Reply to Lopperuk
  2. I don't really get what the point of this is are you trying to ask a question? This is more of a forum for solving problems than discussing your computer's performance. Also FWIW 4.9GHz at 1.30-1.35 volts is pretty standard. Delidding won't just reduce your temperatures by a flat 25C, it will improve them more as temps and voltages get higher, it might not even improve temps by 10C on max load at stock. Make sure you know what you're doing, many people have ruined their processors trying. Delidding isn't going to change the voltage that your OC won't crash at, it just improves temps.
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  3. chemmajorp53 said:
    I don't really get what the point of this is are you trying to ask a question? This is more of a forum for solving problems than discussing your computer's performance. Also FWIW 4.9GHz at 1.30-1.35 volts is pretty standard. Delidding won't just reduce your temperatures by a flat 25C, it will improve them more as temps and voltages get higher, it might not even improve temps by 10C on max load at stock. Make sure you know what you're doing, many people have ruined their processors trying. Delidding isn't going to change the voltage that your OC won't crash at, it just improves temps.


    Looking to get advice, and you just gave it, thanks. Sorry that you weren't able to comprehend the purpose of this thread?

    I didn't say a flat 25 degrees though, pretty sure I said UP to 25 degrees, and at no point did I say it would lower the voltage, lol.

    Still looking to see why the BSOD errors are occuring, though, and you just implied it's the voltage.

    4.9GHz isn't the default at 1.30v.

    Anonymous said:
    7700k should be able to run anything at stock no problem. It would be wise to just get a new graphics card. 1070 minimum.


    Thank you for the solid reply. 1070 definitely a good idea, there are also good deals on solid second hand gtx 980ti's for up to £300 on eBay and gumtree which may be worth considering. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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  4. "I wont de-lid it until I know that I wont get this error"

    I assumed you were saying that it would let you boot at 5.0 GHz at 1.3V if you delidded it. BSOD's are caused by inadequate voltage to maintain the clock speed you're asking of the processor/RAM/GPU. Sometimes chips will require an unreasonable amount of voltage (1.45V+) at 5.0GHz and 1.30V for 4.9GHz, it all depends on the chip. If you've overclocked the RAM or use factory OC'ed RAM that also plays a role, sometimes an XMP profile will be stable at 49x and not at 50x multiplier, especially if you start messing with the base clock. Overclocking gets really complicated real fast when you're trying to get the maximum speed out of your chip.
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  5. chemmajorp53 said:
    "I wont de-lid it until I know that I wont get this error"

    I assumed you were saying that it would let you boot at 5.0 GHz at 1.3V if you delidded it. BSOD's are caused by inadequate voltage to maintain the clock speed you're asking of the processor/RAM/GPU. Sometimes chips will require an unreasonable amount of voltage (1.45V+) at 5.0GHz and 1.30V for 4.9GHz, it all depends on the chip. If you've overclocked the RAM or use factory OC'ed RAM that also plays a role, sometimes an XMP profile will be stable at 49x and not at 50x multiplier, especially if you start messing with the base clock. Overclocking gets really complicated real fast when you're trying to get the maximum speed out of your chip.


    I said that as I only need lower temperatures if I'm going for higher than the current voltage and thus frequency.
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  6. I wish i could get 4.9 =D
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  7. chemmajorp53 said:
    Also FWIW 4.9GHz at 1.30-1.35 volts is pretty standard.


    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3342770/safe-core-voltage-7700k.html

    Anonymous said:
    I think you scored a good chip.
    Here are silicon lottery stats:
    As of 1/13/17
    What percent can get an overclock at a somewhat sane 1.4v Vcore.

    I7-7700K
    4.9 74%
    5.0 56%
    5.1 26%
    5.2 5%

    I like to test with occt.
    It uses a more normal set of instructions.

    I think a peak of 1.4 during a stress test would be ok. The damage point is 1.5v as far as I can tell.

    Under normal use, you will not be at stress test levels.
    If you use adaptive voltage and speedstep, you will reduce your multiplier and vcore when the cpu has little to do.

    You should also look into avx offset which negates the problems when that unusual instruction is present.


    Can get 4.9GHz at just under 1.30v ...
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  8. chemmajorp53 said:
    BSOD's are caused by inadequate voltage to maintain the clock speed you're asking of the processor/RAM/GPU. Sometimes chips will require an unreasonable amount of voltage (1.45V+) at 5.0GHz and 1.30V for 4.9GHz, it all depends on the chip.


    Turns out you were wrong again, I put the voltage up to 1.4v (from 1.35v), put frequency to 5GHz, and booted up succesfully without a BSOD.

    However, still running at around 1.3v. (I.e: not 1.45v+ as you just suggested)

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  9. Yes I realize that... geofelt posts that on every single post about the 7700k I've probably read it 100 times. 56% can get 5.0 at 1.4V, almost all of those will be able to do 4.9 at between 1.3-1.35V (Or 1.293 as if 7 mV was a big difference). I'm not saying your chip isn't good, just that you won't know how good it actually is until you actually push it. Sorry if I seem abrasive, but it rubbed me the wrong way that you posted this without directly asking a question, I just assumed you were trying to show off your setup.
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  10. Chris_417 said:
    chemmajorp53 said:
    BSOD's are caused by inadequate voltage to maintain the clock speed you're asking of the processor/RAM/GPU. Sometimes chips will require an unreasonable amount of voltage (1.45V+) at 5.0GHz and 1.30V for 4.9GHz, it all depends on the chip.


    Turns out you were wrong again, I put the voltage up to 1.4v (from 1.35v), put frequency to 5GHz, and booted up succesfully without a BSOD.

    However, still running at around 1.3v. (I.e: not 1.45v+ as you just suggested)



    You didn't even read what i said WTF are you talking about
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  11. most 7700k's are hitting 4.9 with 1.3v?? why the hell did i buy a 6700k
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  12. bishopi5 said:
    most 7700k's are hitting 4.9 with 1.3v?? why the hell did i buy a 6700k


    Hahahahaha. Just ignore chemmajorp53.

    5.2GHz running RL: (Not 100% utilization)

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  13. do you only change vcore in bios and multipler?
    Reply to Esaelias187
  14. Temps are pretty high, wouldn't be ideal long term and I kind of agree, what exactly is your question? It seems your not getting the errors anymore with increased voltage but your temps are too high IMO. Delid it and I suppose you have a good chip.
    Reply to kol12
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