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I have recently started to overclock my i7 5820k and I was wondering what some safe voltages and temperature targets if I plan to mostly use it for gaming at 1080p for the next 4 years.

I'm currently hitting 4.3GHz @1.250V with the hottest core hitting 67C but I'm able to get it up to 4.6Ghz @1.359V and the hottest core is hitting 75C



CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro (CLW0223) Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 120MM
GPU: ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (boosting to 2150MHz stable)
Ram: G.SKILL Value 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133
Case: Silverstone Tek Micro-ATX/DTX/Mini-ITX Aluminum Front Panel/Steel Body Mini Tower Computer Case SG10B, Black
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR 80+ GOLD 750W Fully Modular
Blu ray drive: HP Slot-load Blu-ray UJ-235A Internal Slim 4X Blu-ray Burner DVD RW SATA Drive
Boot drive: Plextor M6e PX-G128M6e M.2 2280 128GB PCI-Express

HDD: HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 (0F12456) 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Sound Card: HT | OMEGA FENIX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz

OS Windows 10 Pro 64Bit

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Wouldnt bother overclocking the CPU since the GPU is just a 1060 6gb

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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15 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Wouldnt bother overclocking the CPU since the GPU is just a 1060 6gb

after running through a benchmark again at stock I noticed that I only gained .7 FPS so yeah I guess I would have to agree with you on this one

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1.359 is safe, and 75c is a fine temperature, so you should keep it at 4.6ghz

CPU: Ryzen 1700@3.9ghz; GPU: EVGA 560 Ti 1gb; RAM: 16gb 2x8 Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000; PCPP: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/b3xzzM

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Temps will limit you before vcore does. Your current overclock is good, you might be able to get 4.7, although it might need a lot of vcore. You can also try changing the CPU VRIN Override voltage to around 1.95-2, it could improve stability and allow you to hit 4.7, without increasing vcore.

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As far temperatures go, Intel recommends keeping CPU package under 80ºC for 24/7 and Vcore under 1.4v

Watch your motherboard VRM temperature. 


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