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    Overclocking i7 7700k

    Hey there,

    i have a small question, or more a "problem". I recently got the i7 7700k and a pretty decent rig in general (will list the components down below).
    I tried overclocking this CPU in the hope that i could get near 5ghz of power. Now let me say this, i'm not the most experienced person if it comes to overclocking in general. Therefore, i let the 5 Way Optimization Tool from AI Suite 3 run and overclock the CPU. This is the point where i got kinda dissapointed, and im not sure if i did something wrong, or my rig is really not as good as i thought it would be.

    My Rig :
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    Cooling : be quiet Dark Rock 3


    What 5 Way Optimization Tool came out with :

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    I hope one of you guys can give me some advice / and or hints of why this may not be working out at all.

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    Yuzumi for me the key factor when overclocking is temperatures.

    So looking at that graphic I see a voltage of 1.3 for the CPU and a 4.7GHz overclock. What I also see is a 87'C temp recorded.

    The software you used will have determined that because of that temp, which it recorded while analysing your set up that 4.7 is the max OC it will set.

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    That has to be a good thing, it is protecting your system.


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    OK so if you want more, and you set up your OC in the bios of the motherboard you will have far more control over the different settings. That will allow you to possibly go higher with less voltage. Less voltage should equal lower temps.

    Read the guides and don't be shy to ask questions if you need clarification of stuff.

    Remember: Let Temps be your Guide.
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    Hey,

    thanks for all the help you guys have provided me until now, i really appreciate it !

    I will try and head into the BIOS, i havent really worked in it until now and will try my best and follow the guide as close as possible.
    I didnt knew before that CPU clock speed and how the temperatures act could be that vary, also a very crucial information.

    I will reply and or edit this post as soon as i got any results.

    Quick question : Any Benchmark programs that you guys can recommend ?

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    Use ROG Realbench to stress and bench your system. It offer real world stuff and not artificial stress testing for the CPU. Look the other stress tests that are available have their worth, don't get me wrong but for real world testing the application that Nodens wrote (Realbench) is still the best for my money.

    If your system passes Realbench stress it is stable.
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    Okay so i shall return with results,

    it didnt take long until the Realbench told me that there is an "Instability".

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    I dont really know what i should do about Instability though ?

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    What I do when I overclock my system is to only change one setting at a time. Then do a stress test.

    So if the test fails I know what the issue is.

    Lets take this in steps. What settings have you changed?

    List them for me please.
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    I have done :

    Changed CPU Clock to 4.8ghz (from the above that i posted first)
    Changed the IA DC & IA AC Load Line to 0.01
    Changed the Voltage to 1.25V down from 1.35V


    Again, thanks so much for the help !

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    No worries buddy.

    OK set your multi to 48x and your vcore to 1.3 for me.

    Save and run the benchmark of Realbench not the stress test.
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    Here are the results :


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