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Overclocking i7-4790 on a new motherboard

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You don't overclock it, it's called turbo boost. I have the same CPU and there's no way to make it go higher unless you get a little... experimental... Well, I got mine somehow constantly pinned at 4GHz.

Hey, 

Somewhere in the summer, I bought myself a new pre-built desktop(stupid, I know, I've gotta upgrade my PSU, motherboard and case just so I can install water cooling :| ).

Now I think it's time to upgrade the parts of it, thought I'm kinda forced to do it, CPU runs at 60 degrees or so with my one horrible fan.. 

I've got a i7-4790 processor, and I can overclock it from 3.6ghz to 4.0 with the "intel boost" or whatever it's called, and since I'll be buying a new motherboard(my current one can't support more than one fan :|), I was wondering if I would still be able to do it with a new motherboard. If anyone could help me, that'd be great :] 

 

 

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i7 4790 is a locked chip. you cannot overclock it.

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Hey, 

Somewhere in the summer, I bought myself a new pre-built desktop(stupid, I know, I've gotta upgrade my PSU, motherboard and case just so I can install water cooling :| ).

Now I think it's time to upgrade the parts of it, thought I'm kinda forced to do it, CPU runs at 60 degrees or so with my one horrible fan.. 

I've got a i7-4790 processor, and I can overclock it from 3.6ghz to 4.0 with the "intel boost" or whatever it's called, and since I'll be buying a new motherboard(my current one can't support more than one fan :|), I was wondering if I would still be able to do it with a new motherboard. If anyone could help me, that'd be great :] 

You can if you have a 4790K but you can't if you have a 4790

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You don't overclock it, it's called turbo boost. I have the same CPU and there's no way to make it go higher unless you get a little... experimental... Well, I got mine somehow constantly pinned at 4GHz.

Would I need a mobo that supports it then?

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Just saying, but you have the most interesting of names.

I'm going to take that as a compliment haha 

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Since it's answered, why did you get a locked chip? If you want to overclock.

If anyone asks you never saw me.

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Since it's answered, why did you get a locked chip? If you want to overclock.

It was a prebuilt desktop that my dad made me buy, otherwise I would have built something that I could OC and upgrade. 

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