should i go for 4.9 or 5.0 ghz?

I'm running a asus maximus 8 hero board and a i5 7600k cpu and 32gb of ddr4 corsair vengeance rgb 3000 MHz ram. I'm currently overclocked to 4.8 ghz 1.25 volts. temps are very good at 30c idle 55c load. using a corsair h60 cooler should I go for 4.9 ghz or 5.0 ghz? is it safe?
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  1. Your load temps are pretty low so I say go for it. It is safe as long as you don't push the voltage too far. As long as the temps say around 85C you should be fine for a 24/7 OC.
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  2. Countgreen said:
    Your load temps are pretty low so I say go for it. It is safe as long as you don't push the voltage too far. As long as the temps say around 85C you should be fine for a 24/7 OC.


    will raising the multiplier more hurt the cpu?
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  3. packersfan036 said:
    Countgreen said:
    Your load temps are pretty low so I say go for it. It is safe as long as you don't push the voltage too far. As long as the temps say around 85C you should be fine for a 24/7 OC.


    will raising the multiplier more hurt the cpu?


    Yes and no. But it will be fine if you go for 5ghz
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  4. Countgreen said:
    packersfan036 said:
    Countgreen said:
    Your load temps are pretty low so I say go for it. It is safe as long as you don't push the voltage too far. As long as the temps say around 85C you should be fine for a 24/7 OC.


    will raising the multiplier more hurt the cpu?


    Yes and no. But it will be fine if you go for 5ghz


    what does yes and no mean?
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  5. packersfan036 said:
    Countgreen said:
    packersfan036 said:
    Countgreen said:
    Your load temps are pretty low so I say go for it. It is safe as long as you don't push the voltage too far. As long as the temps say around 85C you should be fine for a 24/7 OC.


    will raising the multiplier more hurt the cpu?


    Yes and no. But it will be fine if you go for 5ghz


    what does yes and no mean?


    Yes means it will shorten the life span of the processor slightly; a few months or even less than that but it is a k processor so it should be fine. It is running out of spec (stock clocks) so there is a risk of damage but if you keep it adequately cooled and not too much voltage it will be fine.
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  6. Countgreen said:
    packersfan036 said:
    Countgreen said:
    packersfan036 said:
    Countgreen said:
    Your load temps are pretty low so I say go for it. It is safe as long as you don't push the voltage too far. As long as the temps say around 85C you should be fine for a 24/7 OC.


    will raising the multiplier more hurt the cpu?


    Yes and no. But it will be fine if you go for 5ghz


    what does yes and no mean?


    Yes means it will shorten the life span of the processor slightly; a few months or even less than that but it is a k processor so it should be fine. It is running out of spec (stock clocks) so there is a risk of damage but if you keep it adequately cooled and not too much voltage it will be fine.



    ok ill go for 4.9 first then 5.0
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  7. Go for it but don't bother pushing too hard, if you can do it with little extra voltage or heat then great but if not then don't worry. 4.8 to 5.0 is a 4% difference, you wouldn't actually feel the difference in real world situations.
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  8. sizzling said:
    Go for it but don't bother pushing too hard, if you can do it with little extra voltage or heat then great but if not then don't worry. 4.8 to 5.0 is a 4% difference, you wouldn't actually feel the difference in real world situations.


    ill probably be able to hit 5ghz with no more voltage increase. we shall see ill keep you updated.
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  9. sizzling said:
    Go for it but don't bother pushing too hard, if you can do it with little extra voltage or heat then great but if not then don't worry. 4.8 to 5.0 is a 4% difference, you wouldn't actually feel the difference in real world situations.


    I got 4.9ghz stable 1.26 volts 30c idle 55c load I think I won the silicon lottery
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  10. Nice, enjoy.
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  11. sizzling said:
    Nice, enjoy.


    going to go for 5.0ghz but that's as far as I'm taking it
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  12. Countgreen said:
    packersfan036 said:
    Countgreen said:
    Your load temps are pretty low so I say go for it. It is safe as long as you don't push the voltage too far. As long as the temps say around 85C you should be fine for a 24/7 OC.


    will raising the multiplier more hurt the cpu?


    Yes and no. But it will be fine if you go for 5ghz


    got to 4.9ghz 1.26 volts should I go for 5.0ghz?
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  13. sizzling said:
    Nice, enjoy.


    can I run at 5ghz for a long period of time, if my temps are good?
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  14. Countgreen said:
    packersfan036 said:
    Countgreen said:
    Your load temps are pretty low so I say go for it. It is safe as long as you don't push the voltage too far. As long as the temps say around 85C you should be fine for a 24/7 OC.


    will raising the multiplier more hurt the cpu?


    Yes and no. But it will be fine if you go for 5ghz


    can I run at 5ghz for a long period of time, if my temps are good?
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  15. packersfan036 said:
    sizzling said:
    Nice, enjoy.


    can I run at 5ghz for a long period of time, if my temps are good?


    Yes
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  16. Countgreen said:
    packersfan036 said:
    sizzling said:
    Nice, enjoy.


    can I run at 5ghz for a long period of time, if my temps are good?


    Yes


    ok thanks
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