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Keeping Processor Overclocked?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all!

Today I delidded my i7-7700k and used some thermal grizzly conductonaut. I also changed the cooler to the corsair h115 pro aio. My temps used to be mid-90s in prime95 at 4.2ghz. They're now down to 65 degrees at 4.8ghz! A great improvement, but I had a question since this is really my first time overclocking. Is it safe to keep my processor running at 4.8 ghz all the time, or do I need to change back to 4.2?

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Just now, CognizantPotato said:

Is it safe to keep my processor running at 4.8 ghz all the time

if the voltage and temperatures are reasonable, any clock speed is safe


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Just now, Fasauceome said:

if the voltage and temperatures are reasonable, any clock speed is safe

Okay cool. That's what I was thinking. I honestly just left the voltage at auto because I wasn't quite sure what a good value would be. I might tinker around a bit more and see if i can get anything else out of it. Thanks for such a quick reply!

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3 minutes ago, CognizantPotato said:

Okay cool. That's what I was thinking. I honestly just left the voltage at auto because I wasn't quite sure what a good value would be. I might tinker around a bit more and see if i can get anything else out of it. Thanks for such a quick reply!

Auto voltage for something as high as 4.8 would be way too high. You should definitely manually tune it to reduce that.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

Auto voltage for something as high as 4.8 would be way too high. You should definitely manually tune it to reduce that.

So i just need to change vcore right? Is there anything else that I should be concerned about changing as well?

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1 hour ago, CognizantPotato said:

So i just need to change vcore right? Is there anything else that I should be concerned about changing as well?

Yeah just vcrore will do for a basic OC


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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