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I5-6600k stable and recommended overclock for a noobie

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Hi everyone.. I'm kinda a noobie in overclocking and computers in general. This whole forum is a tad confusing so i thought i would just be straightforward with it...

I got about 7 fans in my Corsair air 540 where 2 of them is attached to a hyper evo 212 (1 pulling and 1 blowing). I would just like to have a bit of help in what a nice stable oc to a i5-6600k would be?

I've read that i should ust raise my max multiplier from the default 35, and i should not touch the voltages and just leave it at auto. (Bear in mind i dont even know where i do this...)
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  1. Hey, I have also got an i5 6600k - I have mine overclocked to 4.4 Ghz at a core voltage of 1.225V. Of course you could even clock it higher but in my opinion 4.4 GHz is the sweet spot for the i5 6600k. But please consider that your CPU may behave differently - you may not be able to achieve the same OC results as me but you can try it. Anyways please regard that you shouldn't set your core voltage over 1.4V otherwise you could harm your CPU in the long term. After you set up your overclock you should definitely do some system stability test - maybe run Cinebench-R15, Prime95 or just some CPU intensive games. If your system crashes your overclock is not stable and you have to adjust either your voltage or your clock speeds. And please watch your CPU temperatures ! :) I hope that I could help you :)
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  2. glaeschenmaggi said:
    Hey, I have also got an i5 6600k - I have mine overclocked to 4.4 Ghz at a core voltage of 1.225V. Of course you could even clock it higher but in my opinion 4.4 GHz is the sweet spot for the i5 6600k. But please consider that your CPU may behave differently - you may not be able to achieve the same OC results as me but you can try it. Anyways please regard that you shouldn't set your core voltage over 1.4V otherwise you could harm your CPU in the long term. After you set up your overclock you should definitely do some system stability test - maybe run Cinebench-R15, Prime95 or just some CPU intensive games. If your system crashes your overclock is not stable and you have to adjust either your voltage or your clock speeds. And please watch your CPU temperatures ! :) I hope that I could help you :)


    Hi Glaeschenmaggi

    Thanks for the reply, you gave me some pointers and numbers to go by! I will give it a fair shot, and be patient about it! :-)
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  3. glaeschenmaggi said:
    Hey, I have also got an i5 6600k - I have mine overclocked to 4.4 Ghz at a core voltage of 1.225V. Of course you could even clock it higher but in my opinion 4.4 GHz is the sweet spot for the i5 6600k. But please consider that your CPU may behave differently - you may not be able to achieve the same OC results as me but you can try it. Anyways please regard that you shouldn't set your core voltage over 1.4V otherwise you could harm your CPU in the long term. After you set up your overclock you should definitely do some system stability test - maybe run Cinebench-R15, Prime95 or just some CPU intensive games. If your system crashes your overclock is not stable and you have to adjust either your voltage or your clock speeds. And please watch your CPU temperatures ! :) I hope that I could help you :)


    Hi Glaeschenmaggi

    Thanks for the reply, you gave me some pointers and numbers to go by! I will give it a fair shot, and be patient about it! :-)
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  4. No Problem :) let me know your results (clock speeds, voltage and temperatures) when you have finished :) and take your time - a good OC needs some time and testing :)
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  5. [msg=20112867,0,2538751]No Problem :) let me know your results (clock speeds, voltage and temperatures) when you have finished :) and take your time - a good OC needs some time and testing :)

    Hey!

    So i pushed it up to about 4.38 GHz using the intel extreme tuning software.
    First i went into the bios and used the 'easy tuning software' that it had, boosting it automatically to 4.2, but i tried to up it to 4.4 GHz or 4.38 and stress test it, the result was as follows:

    http://imgur.com/a/eyBjg
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    Why didn't you overclock with your BIOS :)? Did you change the bus speed because it looks like you increased it from 100 MHz to 103 MHz? I wouldn't really change the bus speed because as much as I know changing the bus speed has a bigger impact on the whole computer - overclocking the bus speed also overclocks other system components like RAM, etc. which can lead to problems. What I want to say is that you should only overclock the bus speed if you are a progressed user. For overclocking newbies I would recommend only to change the multiplicator because it is much safer. However in the end if you want to do that it is up to you. :) Maybe you can achieve almost the same results if you leave the bus speed at 100 MHz and just apply the multiplicator to 45 (45x100MHz=4.5 GHz). Which temperatures did you achieve under load :)? The voltage looks just fine. Please don't feel cricized by my statement referring the bus speed but I just don't want you to get problems with your system :)
    Best regards :)
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