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Overclocking i5-4670K overclock with stock cooler ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheLink, 23 Sep 2013.

  1. TheLink

    TheLink New Member

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    Ok so I went for the following build which should arrive the next couple of days:

    Graphic Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 OC - 2 Go (N770 TF 2GD5/OC)
    Case Fractal Design Define R4
    CPU 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-4670K
    Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
    Screen BenQ XL2411T
    PSU Seasonic X-750 (SS-750KM3) 80PLUS Gold
    Ram Corsair Vengeance Low Profile CML8GX3M2A1600C9G
    Storage: HDD Spinpoint 1tb 3gb/s


    I could not stretch my budget any further and I wanted to really take each component I have picked so I decided to use the stock i5-4670K cpu cooler for starters until I can afford an aftermarket cooler.

    I know every chip is different, but has anyone tried overclocking an i5-4670K with the stock cooler, and if so to what frequency ?

    Also I have not OCed in a while so what settings did you guys use ?

    Thanks !
     
  2. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    Overclocking Haswell on a stock cooler?

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    In all seriousness, I don't think you'll achieve much in the way of an overclock with intel's stock HSF. You can't really use other people's settings either as every chip/board combo gives different results and no two processors are alike either. If you want to OC, wait until you get a decent cooler first and then find your own max overclock by following a decent guide.

    Not fobbing you off but you'll get the best results and temps if you do it this way bud.
     
  3. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    It's not even a joke, don't joke about that :D

    But seriously, Haswell chips run incredibly hot compared to the last few generations. OC on a stock cooler and it will hit the TJ max very quickly. Your shiny, powerful £170 processor will literally cook itself. Do not OC until you can afford some sort of aftermarket cooler. Even a £20 Gelid Tranquillo will be better than that pile of **** on there at the moment.
     
  4. TheLink

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    As I said, have not OCed in quite a while so will trust you guys on this !

    So you wouldnt even go for a minimal OC ?
     
  5. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    I really wouldn't bother Link. Worth waiting for a decent cooler and then explore the chips limits after you can manage the heat. Even expensive coolers struggle with some Haswell chips...
     
  6. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    You probably couldn't even get it up to 4Ghz without it throttling.
     
  7. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    No way, not with Haswell. You're obviously keen to overclock it, so go get some money together and buy a Corsair H80i.
     
  8. TheLink

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    Ok will wait for a decent cooler then !
     
  9. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Wise choice, Link. They're very hot. My 4770K runs at 70c ish at stock but at 4.5GHz, it quickly rises to 85 - 90c with a Silver Arrow SB-E. They're disappointing in that respect.

    My first one (sent back due to this issue) ran at 80 to 85c at stock under the SB-E. Completely unacceptable in my eyes.
     
  10. TheLink

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    Ok so got my system setup and my haswell i5-4670K is running at 55 degrees celcius at idle and system at 33 C with stock cpu fan and 2 case fans.

    Sound OK ?
     
  11. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    Sounds fine. You'll find as soon as you up the voltage to get a stable overclock your computer will impersonate the sun.
     
  12. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Like that.
     
  13. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    55c at idle?

    Holy guacamole man. My AMD loads at those temps. Any more and it becomes unstable :hehe:
     

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