About Overclocking the 8600K

Hello guys, i dont know much about overclocking. So im gonna ask some questions

8600K
MSI Z370-A PRO

1- I am keeping voltage on Auto mode, i read it gives more voltage then cpu needs but i oc'd my processor to 4.6 it was still the same (cpu-z etc. shows 1.176v). It looks too low for this level of oc'ing. Are the values true?

2- I am using my computer around 14-15 hours per day and i dont want to have any problem caused of me. I will use this for 4-5 years, need to keep it alive :ange: For that usage what are the safe voltages and freq?

3- CPU Ring Ratio is on auto as well. I am oc'ing the cpu with only rising multipliers, ring ratio stops at 4000mhz while oc'ing. What is that ratio? Do I need to oc it? Is it safe to oc'ing it?

I know i asked a lot of questions. This is the first time i use a K series cpu. Need your knowledge :lov:
Reply to ahmettsezis
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  1. Don't keep them at auto. Start by setting vCore at 1.2V which is the stock voltage. See how much you can increase clock speed before it crash in a prime95 stress test. Then start to raise the vCore until it's stable again. Rinse and repeat until you hit the brick wall or your vCore has to be set too high.
    Safe voltage is 1.35V, some will say 1.4V.
    Reply to Kasper Jorgensen
  2. I overclocked the cpu to 4.5GHz with 1.160vcore. I checked other processors oc results, mine looks pretty low vcore but system boots and prime95 still running (started 30mins ago). How do i be sure about my vcore is high/low?

    and other settings here:
    https://ibb.co/f1Ytxb

    Please let me know if u see any problems with my settings
    Reply to ahmettsezis
  3. What are you getting for temperatures at that level?
    Reply to xxvolwarexx
  4. While gaming, room temp is around 15-20. Cpu temp around 65, 10 times intel burn test runned max 79 degrees. w/ Xigmatek Dark Knight Cooler. And my case's airflow is a bit weak (Masterbox Lite 5). Burn test works without error on 1.176v 4.5GHz.
    Reply to ahmettsezis
  5. ahmettsezis said:
    While gaming, room temp is around 15-20. Cpu temp around 65, 10 times intel burn test runned max 79 degrees. w/ Xigmatek Dark Knight Cooler. And my case's airflow is a bit weak (Masterbox Lite 5). Burn test works without error on 1.176v 4.5GHz.


    I'm puling 80-83c with a Cryorig C1 in a tiny little case. That all sounds solid to me!
    Reply to xxvolwarexx
  6. xxvolwarexx said:
    ahmettsezis said:
    While gaming, room temp is around 15-20. Cpu temp around 65, 10 times intel burn test runned max 79 degrees. w/ Xigmatek Dark Knight Cooler. And my case's airflow is a bit weak (Masterbox Lite 5). Burn test works without error on 1.176v 4.5GHz.


    I'm puling 80-83c with a Cryorig C1 in a tiny little case. That all sounds solid to me!


    What is your freq and voltage?
    Reply to ahmettsezis
  7. ahmettsezis said:
    xxvolwarexx said:
    ahmettsezis said:
    While gaming, room temp is around 15-20. Cpu temp around 65, 10 times intel burn test runned max 79 degrees. w/ Xigmatek Dark Knight Cooler. And my case's airflow is a bit weak (Masterbox Lite 5). Burn test works without error on 1.176v 4.5GHz.


    I'm puling 80-83c with a Cryorig C1 in a tiny little case. That all sounds solid to me!


    What is your freq and voltage?


    I'm actually a little lower now at 79c and 80 PEAK after doing some tweaking to voltages. My vcore is 1.13 and my frequency is 4.5ghz
    Reply to xxvolwarexx
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