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Intel core i7 6700k and 16GB DDR4 (1066Mhz) overclocking...

Hi everyone,

I have a question. I have the processor and memory as in the title with a Z170 Gaming K3 Gigabyte motherboard.

 

I'm just wondering, what are the IDEAL overclocking measures I could get to? I know some people say its down to the individual component, but I'm not an expert in overclocking so would like to know what you guys/girls think 🙂

 

I have a GTX 770 graphics card, I don't know if that makes a difference but that's 2GB, but I don't want to overclock the graphics card... Because I think it'll just be angry with me if I do that ^^;

 

I think this place is turning into my favourite "Go To" place for everything tech. You all have knowledge that I couldn't hope to have ^^;

 

All the best and thanks in advance for answering my question,

 

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You can OC the CPU and it might help with some games when played at lower resolutions and low graphics settings with that graphics card.

 

I would guess a good 6th gen result would be around 4.6ghz.

 

Will depend on your cooler as well; although I wouldn't spend more money on it.

Before you reply to my post, REFRESH. 99.99% chance I edited my post. 

 

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I have a silicon lottery winning 6700K and that does 4,7 @ 1.3. About equal to a 7700K in CB R23.

Your chip (most likely) isn't that good.

 

But 4.5 GHz @ 1.35 volts provided you have adequate cooling (temps under 80c, preferably under 70c) should be doable. 

 

Your RAM can most likely do 2400 MHz at stock timings with a little extra voltage but RAM OCing is extremely fiddly. Not really recommended unless you want to chase stability for hours upon hours. 

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16 minutes ago, Mister Woof said:

You can OC the CPU and it might help with some games when played at lower resolutions and low graphics settings with that graphics card.

 

I would guess a good 6th gen result would be around 4.6ghz.

 

Will depend on your cooler as well; although I wouldn't spend more money on it.

Thanks for the heads up. I'm planning on getting a better cooler for the CPU, it has a pretty big cooler on it, but I will be adding an AIO to it soon enough.

Also, Mister Woof - I love the profile pic! Haha. I'm also a fan of Star Trek 😄

 

16 minutes ago, alexander.o said:

I have a silicon lottery winning 6700K and that does 4,7 @ 1.3. About equal to a 7700K in CB R23.

Your chip (most likely) isn't that good.

 

But 4.5 GHz @ 1.35 volts provided you have adequate cooling (temps under 80c, preferably under 70c) should be doable. 

 

Your RAM can most likely do 2400 MHz at stock timings with a little extra voltage but RAM OCing is extremely fiddly. Not really recommended unless you want to chase stability for hours upon hours. 

I have no doubt your "silicon lottery winning" chip is a LOT better than mine 🙂 But yeah, I'll see what I can do with the BIOS.

Thanks for the help you two. I really do appreciate it :3 

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