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    4770k OC'ing issues

    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post here so I'm hoping that you guys might be able to help me. I recently purchased the components for my new build and it was running great at stock speeds. I decided to go ahead an overclock my cpu with the general parameters that were set in many overclocking Haswell guides online. The problem is that I cannot get my cpu stable above 4.3Ghz at 1.3v or less. I know that you aren't guaranteed to get a good overclocker when purchases these cpu's but I'm just wondering if anyone has some better ideas for me to increase my OC.

    System Specs:
    Sabertooth z87
    8gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz
    EVGA 780ti w/ acx
    Samsung 256gb SSD
    Corsair AX860
    Corsair 750d

    I am currently running the cpu at 4.2ghz with an adaptive voltage of 1.19 + 0.01. Everything else has been reset back to auto because I just wasn't stable. Also, I delidded the processor and used Arctic Silver 5. While stress testing in Prime95 and Aida64 my temps reach about 62C. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Tokens210 PC Specs
    Tokens210 PC Specs
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    Sound CardSupreme FX on board
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    CPU CoolerSwiftech H320
    CaseCoolermaster HAF 932 Advanced
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    all chips differ but that temp seems a bit high for 4.2 at default voltage on a delidded CPU

    but when you say your temps reach 62c, do you mean Spike? or Average??

    also what are you using to view the temp?

    also how are you overclocking? bios/program?

    what are you shooting for, do you have a number your trying to hit or are you just trying to see what you can do GHz wise?

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    First off, thanks for the reply, Tokens. My temperature spike is 62C and average of 54-55C. I'm using CPUID, Corsair Link, and Aida64. Overclocking has been done all through the bios. I would be happy to hit 4.5GHz and I hope that isn't unreasonable.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
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    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage #2WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X42
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
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    First of all, use one and only one temp monitoring program, then uninstall all others.
    What voltage do you need for 4.2GHz and have you played with the CPU LLC settings under the Digi+ option?
    4.5GHz seems to be nearly impossible for these newer/latest batches, but it's mostly the CPU lottery at work.
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
    ASUS Maximus X Hero (Bios 1801)
    NZXT Kraken X42
    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Storage: WD Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 2TB
    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

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