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i5 9600K overclocking

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What is the best software for testing CPU stability and temperatures after overclocking? I'm also going to overclock my RAM so I need to test it too. I've been using B150 motherboard and non-K CPU so I haven't overclocked CPUs before.

 

And how hot is too hot for Coffee Lake chips? I need to have some thermal headroom for summer since I'm looking for 24/7 OC.

 

I'm getting my i5 9600K, Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming and Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.B tomorrow and hopefully I'll be able to reach at least 4.8 Ghz. That motherboard has pretty decent VRM and cooler should be beefy enough.

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For a 24/7 OC, I personally never let my CPU above 65 for normal gaming workloads, and above 80 for synthetic. Those macho coolers are pretty serious, and with the new STIM Intel decided to go back to, you should have good temps.

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You can get one month free trial of AIDA 64. 

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Is it just for gaming? because if you just want to game then it's quite straight forwards with the 9600K when you have good enough hardware around it.

 

Shut down all power safety features and set the voltage to 1.30v on the board and then set you turbo clock multipliers all to 50. Check if it runs cinebench keeping the high score consistently after a good couple of runs and you already have a perfectly 5ghz overclock for gaming for the most part.

 

Then obviously the more you tweak and refine it the better. Keep in mind gaming doesn't need AVX2 nearly as much as stress tests like AIDA 64 can throw at it, so if you really want to test stability with those applications instead you may wanna set an offset of 0.2ghz or so to run it at 4.8ghz instead and keep gaming at 5ghz.

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32 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Is it just for gaming? because if you just want to game then it's quite straight forwards with the 9600K when you have good enough hardware around it.

 

Shut down all power safety features and set the voltage to 1.30v on the board and then set you turbo clock multipliers all to 50. Check if it runs cinebench keeping the high score consistently after a good couple of runs and you already have a perfectly 5ghz overclock for gaming for the most part.

 

Then obviously the more you tweak and refine it the better. Keep in mind gaming doesn't need AVX2 nearly as much as stress tests like AIDA 64 can throw at it, so if you really want to test stability with those applications instead you may wanna set an offset of 0.2ghz or so to run it at 4.8ghz instead and keep gaming at 5ghz.

My PC is mostly for gaming but I also do some 3D modeling and photo and video editing so some applications might use AVX. I prefer not to use AVX offset since I've read that it might cause problems in some games. Also it feels like cheating. Let's say my i5 will run at 5Ghz with -2 AVX offset and it doesn't seem right to say it's overclocked to 5Ghz since it only reaches 4,8Ghz in some applications ?

 

I tried various CPU stress tests on my current i7 6700 and IntelBurnTest with extreme test pushed it very hard and temperatures went up to 70C and CPU package power was 75W. Is it too extreme test for PC which is mainly for gaming? Both AIDA64 and Realbench were slightly lighter with max 55C and 60W.

 

Is it good idea to run Cinebench 10 times, then Realbench couple times and finally AIDA64 to see whether my overclock is stable or not? If my PC crashes I will add 0,01V to core voltage.

 

And how about RAM stability? Is AIDA64 enough for testing it? My RAM is currently running at 2133Mhz but these HyperX Fury sticks should be able to push something like 2666-3000Mhz easily. Some people even achieved 3200Mhz.

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So far 4,9Ghz and 1,28V without avx-offset seems stable. I tried 5,0Ghz and even 1,33V caused Realbench to crash.

 

CPU temperature during heavy gaming load was 45-55C and 70-75C during AIDA64 FPU so I'm still very happy with this. I was able to overclock memory 2133Mhz -> 2800Mhz ?

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