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Is temp the main factor of a CPU overclock

I'm looking for gaming performance.

 

Giving serious thought to delidding my i5 3570k

Currently running at 4.4ghz using 1.266v on a corsair h60 AIO loop.

Prime torture will hit 90C after 5mins (at my chosen noise profile)

 

Gaming max load is about 76C

My motherboard is a GByte Z77-D3H

 

I got the CPU stable enough @ 4.6 to run a CPU bench and I got 9600 ish but would blue screen me.

Now I'm back to mid 8700 ish @  4.4

 

I can get a 10% variance in individual core temps at the moment. Only during ramp up and cool down. They settle closer.

 

Running this with a 1070 and its starting to bottleneck it, a tiny bit. Assassins Creed Origins is a prime example. CPU is maxxed and GPU is saying "come on keep up I've got another 15% left" at 1440p.

 

Buying a 2nd 3570k if this goes wrong is not a problem although I'd rather not.

£50 instead of LOADS more for CPU, mobo and GPU upgrade.

 

Its an old chip and I haven't found any recent succinct overclock results before and after delidding. Lots of people running the same overclock and getting better temps. In one case using more voltage to achieve the same clock speed but betting the 15-20C drop in load temps.

 

I using the C6 state thing to drop clocks when idle as this machine pulls double duty as a plex/p2p box. So I'm looking for a sustainable clock.

 

Delidding, providing I dont mess it up, will give me better temps but is that necessarily going to give me that bit of extra headroom to get to 4.6 stable or even 4.7!? That could equate to the extra 5fp I'm looking for.

I can't tell if I'm at the chip lottery limit or a thermal limit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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disable C states, they suck ass. get a better cooler before you delid, you cooler is a pice of shit if im honest

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c states allow the CPU to throttle back right?

New cooler, no need for now as I have a baseline. (its the H60 first gen for what its worth)

 

 

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On 3/10/2019 at 1:30 PM, Bananasplit_00 said:

disable C states, they suck ass. get a better cooler before you delid, you cooler is a pice of shit if im honest

I did disable C-states and my CPU still drops down to a 16x multiplier when resting. Cool.

Didn't replace the cooler, delidding did the job.

 

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