4690K OC Help needed!

Hello everyone i'm quite new to overclocking and just overclocked my i5 4690k to 4.2Ghz on 1.2V
and i did a stress test and my cpu doesn't hit above 60c but the cores do go around 70 at full load is that bad or normal because i don't know which temp is more important and if i could go any higher because i tried 4.5 ghz at 1.2v and it froze when i booted up. comments would be appreciated

My rig
CPU:i5 4690k
MOBO: Asus Z97-K
GPU: Evga 1070
PSU: Corsair cx600m
COOLER: Cooler Master Seidon 120v ver.2
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengance DDR3
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  1. tristan.biccler said:
    Hello everyone i'm quite new to overclocking and just overclocked my i5 4690k to 4.2Ghz on 1.2V
    and i did a stress test and my cpu doesn't hit above 60c but the cores do go around 70 at full load is that bad or normal because i don't know which temp is more important and if i could go any higher because i tried 4.5 ghz at 1.2v and it froze when i booted up. comments would be appreciated

    My rig
    CPU:i5 4690k
    MOBO: Asus Z97-K
    GPU: Evga 1070
    PSU: Corsair cx600m
    COOLER: Cooler Master Seidon 120v ver.2
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengance DDR3


    Hi Tristan :D

    Which stress test did you use? Intel's XTU, Intel's Burn Test and OCCT are a few that I like.

    Those are beautiful temperatures. Ambient temperature?

    Can you post a pic of your temperature monitoring program during a stress test? HwMonitor is preferred. The 4690K is certainly dated but I do run across the occasional question about it and to see your temps with that cooler will be helpful for some in the future. Talk without pics? Some people would question it.
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  2. Just to add: that CPU (i5-4690K) is a great overclocker. I have one myself that is overclocked to 4.7GHz. Just keep an eye on the temps and make sure they're not too high and you'll see the increased performance.
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  3. If you look at AnandTech's overclocking results in their review of the Devil’s Canyon i5-4690K:

    Test System
    Motherboard: ASUS Z97-Pro
    Memory: 2x4 GB of DDR3-1866 8-9-9 G.Skill DRAM set to DDR3-1600 9-11-9 1T to coincide with the JEDEC memory standard supported by the CPUs
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i in a push-pull configuration

    58°C at stock clock speed
    59°C at 4.2 GHz

    Temperature readings are in the OCCT column:

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  4. ThomasKK said:
    Just to add: that CPU (i5-4690K) is a great overclocker. I have one myself that is overclocked to 4.7GHz. Just keep an eye on the temps and make sure they're not too high and you'll see the increased performance.


    the increase to 4.2Ghz is already great in some higher end games :)
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  5. aquielisunari said:
    tristan.biccler said:
    Hello everyone i'm quite new to overclocking and just overclocked my i5 4690k to 4.2Ghz on 1.2V
    and i did a stress test and my cpu doesn't hit above 60c but the cores do go around 70 at full load is that bad or normal because i don't know which temp is more important and if i could go any higher because i tried 4.5 ghz at 1.2v and it froze when i booted up. comments would be appreciated

    My rig
    CPU:i5 4690k
    MOBO: Asus Z97-K
    GPU: Evga 1070
    PSU: Corsair cx600m
    COOLER: Cooler Master Seidon 120v ver.2
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengance DDR3


    Hi Tristan :D

    Which stress test did you use? Intel's XTU, Intel's Burn Test and OCCT are a few that I like.

    Those are beautiful temperatures. Ambient temperature?

    Can you post a pic of your temperature monitoring program during a stress test? HwMonitor is preferred. The 4690K is certainly dated but I do run across the occasional question about it and to see your temps with that cooler will be helpful for some in the future. Talk without pics? Some people would question it.

    ~
    i will stress test it with hwmonitor overnight and reply to this thread with screenshots! and also could i go higher in ghz i want to have my cpu at 4.5Ghz and since i'm new to overclocking the separate core temps seemed pretty high but i assume my temps are pretty good with what i run now
    UPDATE: I have been able to oc to 4.5Ghz just now on 1.225v i will stress test this tonight instead :D
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  6. tristan.biccler said:
    aquielisunari said:
    tristan.biccler said:
    Hello everyone i'm quite new to overclocking and just overclocked my i5 4690k to 4.2Ghz on 1.2V
    and i did a stress test and my cpu doesn't hit above 60c but the cores do go around 70 at full load is that bad or normal because i don't know which temp is more important and if i could go any higher because i tried 4.5 ghz at 1.2v and it froze when i booted up. comments would be appreciated

    My rig
    CPU:i5 4690k
    MOBO: Asus Z97-K
    GPU: Evga 1070
    PSU: Corsair cx600m
    COOLER: Cooler Master Seidon 120v ver.2
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengance DDR3


    Hi Tristan :D

    Which stress test did you use? Intel's XTU, Intel's Burn Test and OCCT are a few that I like.

    Those are beautiful temperatures. Ambient temperature?

    Can you post a pic of your temperature monitoring program during a stress test? HwMonitor is preferred. The 4690K is certainly dated but I do run across the occasional question about it and to see your temps with that cooler will be helpful for some in the future. Talk without pics? Some people would question it.

    ~
    i will stress test it with hwmonitor overnight and reply to this thread with screenshots! and also could i go higher in ghz i want to have my cpu at 4.5Ghz and since i'm new to overclocking the separate core temps seemed pretty high but i assume my temps are pretty good with what i run now
    UPDATE: I have been able to oc to 4.5Ghz just now on 1.225v i will stress test this tonight instead :D


    NICE :) You seem to have won the silicon lottery. OC doesn't offer too much heat because it doesn't ask for so much voltage.

    One last question that I can wait for tomorrow to see the answer to if I may. Why? What return to you get with your OC investment?
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  7. https://gyazo.com/969f96657d4bfb9b7a95449a33cfea60 a quick run of 5 mins and also i needed to go to 1.235V on 4.5Ghz
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  8. tristan.biccler said:
    https://gyazo.com/969f96657d4bfb9b7a95449a33cfea60 a quick run of 5 mins and also i needed to go to 1.235V on 4.5Ghz


    The package got up to 81C. That is technically hot by Intel standards but well within tolerances. Under 100% stress that is a temp I would expect. I had to push my 4690K http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3084719/4690k-reasonable-temps.html fairly hard to reach 81. That however is at stock. For yours to max out at 81c when OC'd to 4.5GHz is safe and I wouldn't change anything.

    Do you net some FPS increase or something with that OC?
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