Forum discussion tagged with 8700k.
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    Question Need VCORE to drop when idle but have MAX of 1.3v under load

    Have an overclocking question. I have the latest bios version on my MSI z390 gaming edge AC motherboard. running an 8700k... I realize these arent the latest and greatest but it doesnt matter right now, im just experimenting with overclocking. I had been running it basically set to auto voltage...
  2. namhoang1002

    Question Does CPU need to reached 100% with low FPS before deciding it's time to upgrade?

    I have a PC with the following specs: CPU: i7 8700k GPU: 2080 Super RAM: DDR4 24GB SSD: M2 NVME I usually having FPS drop in the game when having something popup in the screen like moving too quickly, shake camera too quickly or when mob and skill effect spawns into the screen. I have tested...
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    Question RTX 3000-4000 series cards

    Debating on getting a 3070ti or a 3080/ti possibly. Was wondering what newer generation CPU do I need to have system perform at max performance. Currently have an i7 8700k but have heard that it doesn't support the 3070ti+ cards fully for max performance. All suggestions are appreciated!
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    [SOLVED] 8700k downclocking more than AVX offset set to?

    OCed my 8700k @ 4.6ghz on all cores with 1.27v and LLC of Level 3. I set the AVX offset to 2 in BIOS but when running Prime95, I notice that the clocks go down to 4200mhz instead of 4400mhz if the offset is 2. Power limits are set to max, Core VIDs are requesting anywhere from 1.3-1.42v. When I...
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    Question 8700k 4.7ghz stable but 5ghz not?

    OCed my 8700k to 4.7ghz all cores @ 1.31v with LLC level at 3 and AVX offset of 3. Stable during Prime95 stress testing for 30minutes. I tried OCing to 5ghz and keep BSOD and crashing once I start Prime95 test. Voltage was set to 1.415v and still crashing.. I don't want to go above that voltage...
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    [SOLVED] 8700k OC to 4.7ghz BSOD, not stable at 1.32v?

    Messed around with BIOS settings to get 8700k stable at 4.7 on all cores, since thats the turbo boost anyway and I'm getting really high temps with everything on stock settings during Prime95 testing.. I keep getting a BSOD 15 minutes into Prime95. Am I doing this right with these OC settings...
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    [SOLVED] i7 8700k running too hot with proper cooling during stress test?

    I'm running a stock 8700k with Corsair H100i AIO cooler on a Prime Z370-a mobo. I reapplied Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut thermal paste on the CPu and I have three 120mm fans on the bottom for intake, one 120mm exhaust fan in the back, and three 120mm exhaust fans on top. the 240mm AIO is mounted in...
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    [SOLVED] Stock Non-OC i7 8700k hitting max vcore of 1.344v?

    I only enabled XMP in Bios and have multi-core enhancement disabled and my stock 8700k is hitting a max vcore of 1.344v in HWMonitor when gaming. This is causing temps to hit 75-80c after 1-2 hours of gaming. I feel like this is too high of a voltage for it to automatically be hitting if all...
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    [SOLVED] Going from i7 to i5 for gaming

    Hi, i currently have this build: i7-8700k @5.0Ghz 32GB DDR4 @3200Mhz Asus Z-370a Prime RTX-3070 OC i want to upgrade to i5-12600k or i7-12700k Asus Prime Z690-P D4 and keep the rest (ram and gpu) i mainly play heavy games in VR (Reverb G2) like DCS, do you think an i5 is ok for my case, or i...
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    Question Extreme temperatures i7 8700k overclocking

    Hello guys, I recently tried to overclock my 8700k to 4.8Ghz again, after an year, by setting the multiplier and changing the voltage to 1.29 with an llc of 2 in my Asrock z370 extreme4. The strange thing is that my temps instantly ramped up to 90+°C on Prime95 (no avx) and other programs like...
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    Discussion Do I need to upgrade my system?

    Hello guys, I recently switch my gpu from 5700xt to 3080. I was wondering if any of my other components will bottleneck when playing games. I play RDR2 and Ark Survival, on a 1440p 144hz monitor. Could I get a decent performance boost if I upgrade my ram to 3200mhz, or OC it if possible...
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    [SOLVED] Should i upgrade my motherboard/CPU?

    So i recently got the palit RTX 3080 and didn't feel the fps increase was that significant from the 1070 OC. I had tried overclocking the cpu and getting a liquid cooling but it was unfortunately very short lived and i started experiencing performance issues within a month. Overclock...
  13. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] "Stable" OC with way lower vcore than Silicon Lottery suggested?

    I am an OC newb with a delidded 8700k I got through Silicon Lottery, they binned it as stable at 5.1Ghz at 1.412 vcore with -2avx offset. That of course got insanely hot.. So I have sort of started backwards and have moved down to a 5Ghz 1.35 vcore and -1avx offset LLC at medium. So far it has...
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    [SOLVED] 8700k died after professional delidding

    I wanted go get my CPU delidded after temps started to peak at 99C while gaming, stayed above 80C. I blamed it on the AIO liquid cooler first, got that replaced. But temps stayed high above 90C. I got the delidding done professionally. After I received my CPU back, temps dropped to 61C under...
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    Question Underclocked my 8700k to 3.7GHz lower my temps from 99°C --- Is 40°C lowest it can do?

    Cooler: H115i RGB pro XT Ram: 32GB 3200Mhz CL16 Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Hero X Wifi GPU:6800 XT CPU is not delidded. I wanted to test this after my CPU started to spike to 99°C at 5.0GHz 1.37v. When the system was stable I was getting around 78°C under load in game. Recently it started to...
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    [SOLVED] Stock i7 8700k settings but max vcore 1.344?

    I have all stock settings, and have never OCed my 8700k. I just put in a new Corsair H100i RGB AIO cooler since my Hyper 212 Evo was giving me high temps.. I ran prime95 with CPU HWMONITOR running the back to see my temps. I saw that the vcore was 1.344v.. I feel like this is too high for stock...
  17. Platinum_Gamer

    [SOLVED] 8700k 4.7ghz OC, temps too high?

    Hi everyone I've recently noticed that my CPU temps are getting quite high when gaming, 80C when playing Division 2 which was only using 60% CPU. I then decided to lower VCore in an attempt to lower temps (idk if its even stable at this point). Current setup: i7 8700k @ 4.7Ghz all cores...
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    [SOLVED] i7-8700K Overclocking Stability Testing Help

    Hoping to get my hands on a RTX 3080 at some point... decided to buy a new 1TB SSD, 16GB more RAM, a new sound card, format my SSD, install a fresh copy of Windows, update my MB bios, and OC my CPU/GPU. However, I'm running into an issue when stability testing my CPU. I went through the...
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    Question 8700k Frequency higher then set in bios

    hi, my 8700k had a oc of 4.7 all cores 1.35v ( i havent tinkered with lowering it yet, since everything above 47 wasnt stable even with 1.38v ) no avx offset, bclk at 100, multicore enhancement off i noticed that during loads or even browsing the web .. it sometimes ramps to 5ghz and stays...
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    [SOLVED] XMP Settings Causing Significantly Higher CPU Temps?

    For a while I've been aware that my 8700k runs pretty hot. I've never overclocked (ever, not on any CPU), and have pretty sufficient case cooling over all (the CPU cooler is an H100i RGB Platinum). In addition, my case is a Phanteks Enthoo Luxe, which despite being a few years old now, is quite...
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    [SOLVED] Jumping 20°C instantly when doing any load?

    Is this normal? My 8700k is idling around 35°C but if I do anything, like open up a program, it jumps instantly to 50°C-60°C
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    [SOLVED] 8700k

    is gigabyte z390 gaming x capable of overclocking an i7 8700k at 5ghz 1.35vcore? also what are those pins in the top right near the xmp led, its not written in the manual i havent overclocked it yet, and of course i will run tests to lower the vcore, do u have any suggestions for another vcore...
  23. Orbit Storm

    [SOLVED] i7-8700K + OC Genie

    I've seen a lot of threads regarding manual overclocking of the i7-8700K but few discussing the use of MSI's OC Genie. I'm not an overclock enthusiast and am not concerned with maxing my processor to its limit. My board isn't that great (MSI Z370-A Pro) and this is just a builder system from...
  24. overboost07

    [SOLVED] 8700K

    Ok so i haven't delidded my 8700k, im wondering if case temps change that much when you delid and the thermal dissipation improves a lot. is it worth is to delid the 8700k? I just have it at an all core turbo of 4700mhz at all times. Thanks for your time, -Cory
  25. Caden M

    Question Problems overclocking 8700k

    bsod's... The worst thing ever, so annoying and will happen even with a simple 4.8ghz overclock. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. My motherboard is the ASUS PRIME Z-370 A II. I have a 1000 watt power supply so I know its not a power issue. Im running a overclock that a youtuber used to reach...
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    [SOLVED] Asus vg27aq vs Lg 27gl850

    Looking for a new monitor and have narrowed it down to these 2. Asus VG27AQ and LG 27GL850-B Just wanted to get someone else's opinion or feedback if they've owned either of the 2. I play a lot of CSGO and first person shooters as well as games like Skyrim and aoe2 de. I am also running a I7...
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    [SOLVED] 8700k won't overclock to 4.8ghz

    This is my pc configuration CPU- i7 8700k MOTHERBOARD-Asus z370f RAM-corsair vengeance 3000mhz 2x8gb GRAPHIC CARD-1050ti PSU-corsair 650watt SSD-960evo 250gb windows 10 64bit So in bios i have set 4.8 on all cores and vcore at 1.265v and memory to 3000mhz xmp. It is stable running cinebench r15...
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    Question AIO positioning

    So i'm thinking... I have a case AeroCool Cylon and i7-8700k with CoolerMaster ML240L (rgb) Currently i have the Radiator in the front (only place it fits) but my fans are on the inside pulling air into the case from the front, but they are oriented behind the rad. The problem i'm having is...
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    Question I have a very weird OC problem with my 8700k and I dont know how to fix it.

    Hey, I have been trying to OC my 8700k to 4.7 GHz for the last 5 days. I have nto been succseful at all. I have a MSI Edge AC Z390 MOBO and a x52 liquid cooler.I tried every voltage from 1.265 v to 1.31 v and then running Intel Burn Test. Every voltage from 1.265 to 1.275 I think, crashed when...
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    Question So I am at 5.0 CPU Overclock, but my gaming performance is unstable.

    So I am running an 8700K on a EVGA Z370 FTW at 5.0 with a voltage of 1.32v max voltage under load. Using a H150i Pro. Pumps and fan are at max. My motherboard says my temps are around 60 which is the same as HW Monitor. I have it set to adaptive. No BSOD or temp spikes. I have enbaled vdroop and...
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    [SOLVED] i9-9900K vs i7-8700(K) in 8 games at 1080p

    Test system Both CPU are running at stock clock. ASRock Z370 Taichi P4.00 2x8GB DDR4-3500 16-18-18-36-2T (dual ranks double side Hynix AFR) EVGA GTX 1080 Ti @ 2126 core / 12474 mem Transcend PCIE NVME 220S 1TB Corsair HX 750W NZXT H440 White Custom Water Cooling Windows 10 LTSB 2016...
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    [SOLVED] Why does my cpu 100Degres Celcius When idle

    Hello , I have some issues with my I7 8700K It Goes to 100 Degres Celcius When idle , I d´ont Know what to do , First i Tought it was the OC but i removed it and nothing changed. I do need some help :/ (it sometimes happen when playing , Destiny 2 is Accelerating the Overheating) When...
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    [SOLVED] Stuttering when using DisplayPort.

    As the title suggest, that is the major issue that I am having. For the longest time, I was able to play games like the Witcher 3 and Black Ops III without issues. Well, later on I got a DisplayPort cable and plugged that in, that way I could have a multi-monitor setup. I didn't really have any...
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    [SOLVED] Compatability of a 240mm AIO in the Fractal Design Meshify C

    I plan on building a new computer with an 8700k which i would need an aio to cool in the Meshify C. I also have selected the Trident Z RGB ram sticks which stand at 44mm high. I just read that for a top radiator the ram or other mobo components must not exceed 40mm. Do you know if i will be able...
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    Question Watch Dogs 2 MASSIVE Stutters and FPS drops - 8700k @4.9Ghz / 1080ti

    Thank you for taking the time to read. Im fairly new to PC gaming as I have upgraded from an Xbox one X, however I do know a bit about the technical side of things. I have OC'd my CPU to 4.9Ghz with 65c max temp under aida64 bench. My GPU is OC'd slightly but nowhere near its full potential. In...
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    Question Any advice on my gaming pc? (1500€ | Belgium)

    All information about my build: Mostly gaming, but not a hardcore gamer at all I am a front-end developer, so I use Adobe programs and I make websites/apps Especially playing League of Legends, but every now and then I also want to play Triple-A games on medium/high/ultra quality I have the AOC...
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    Question 8700K worth it nowadays?

    Hi there! I can find relativelly cheap in Greece an 8700K (at around 340 euros). Current system is i5 8400, 16Gb DDR4, GTX 1070. Mobo is Z370. I was considering an i7 9700K as a n upgrade to my system (it fits same mobo after flashing bios and it has 8 cores, which is where things seem to be...
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    Question can i easily oc an 8700k at 5ghz?

    can i oc an 8700k and mobo asus z370prime p II with 240mm cooler? also the vcore i want to be around 1.33v for 5ghz ,i dont know if the mobo can handle it
  39. jadc007

    Question Raijintek Ophion evo case - Cooling advice & Temps

    Hello all, I have always wanted a powerful Micro ITX case and I recently made the jump of putting my high end components into the little Raijintek Ophion evo (With one small case modification to make it work) To the point with details and Specs 8700K stock (Due to temps) Zotac 1080ti Amp...
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    Question 20-30 minutes boot up times

    So I upgraded my PC about a year ago and a couple of months after upgrading my pc, i decided to turn on BIOS fast boot (not that I had issues with slow loading times, but figured why not). After turning this on, my load times (not bios, and not windows, but in between those two) spiked to 20-30...