Sabertooth Z87 + 4770K + 16GB Ballistix Elite (CL9) stable OC settings

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by IanA87, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. IanA87

    IanA87 n00b

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    Hey. I was wondering if someone could enlighten me on a 'guaranteed' stable overclock for the 4770K and the requisite motherboard settings. I am not interested in pushing the chip to its limits. I have an H80i, so thermals should not be the limiting factor.

    Oh, one more question: Should I use the default thermal paste that comes with the H80i or would arctic silver premium make a noticeable difference?

    Thanks so much for any assistance.
     
  2. TroyX

    TroyX [H]ard|Gawd

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    you'll be surprised how wrong you are.
     
  3. IanA87

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    Well, what is a safe overclock considering the thermal ceiling?
     
  4. prtzlboy

    prtzlboy [H]ard|Gawd

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    Try 4.2 or 4.3 @ 1.2V

    These things heat up crazy fast once you go past 1.2V--even with an AIO cooler (I have an h100i myself)
     
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  6. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Impossible. You have to figure it out yourself for your hardware. CPUs vary a lot in how much they'll OC.

    They will be. Clearly you haven't done much research on Haswell, so you should probably do some of that first.