i7 6700k

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    Question 6700K Overclocking Confusion

    Hey there, I've only recently gotten into OCing and I'd still consider myself pretty new, but familiar with the basics. I'm running an i7 6700K with a Cryorig H7 air cooler on an MSI Z170A SLI Plus mobo. For about a month I was running at 4.6GHz / 1.380V and never had any issues while doing...
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    Question i7 6700K + RTX 3070 - Time to upgrade CPU for 1440p 165Hz?

    Hi all, My current set up: Zotac Geforce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC (got lucky with a random stock check!) Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.0 GHz (Not OC'ed) Gigabyte Z170 Gaming K3 Motherboard 16GB 2400 MHz RAM 1TB Samsung 970 EVO SSD (M.2) 120GB Sandisk Extreme SSD (SATA) 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black...
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    Question PC won't power on with gpu plugged in and it keeps tripping my circuit breaker?

    Alright so I started having this problem with my pc around 3 days ago. I'll try to keep it short and simple.. My PC won't start up while I'm using my "main" gpu which is a gtx 970, Sometimes it also trips the breakers in my apartment (Breaker rating is 10A) and I also think that I can smell a...
  4. n5ver

    Question Upgrade from i7 6700k to Ryzen 5 5600x

    Hi, I wonder if it would be good idea to upgrade from my i7 6700K paired with 2133 RAMs to Ryzen 5 5600x paired with 3200 RAMs. I play games, develop in MS Visual Studio, IntelliJ Idea and I use some times Apache with Mysql for web developing. And I am planning to upgrade GPU from 1070 to 3070...
  5. Lamppo

    Question (resolved) i7 6700k only showing 2 cores and 4 threads, and overclock won't apply

    Specs: i7 6700k (4ghz) ASUS ROG gtx 1080 40 gb RAM (32 corsair vengeance; 8 g.skill) asus z170 motherboard hyper 212 evo cooler 2 SSDs and 2 HDDs (128gb, 256gb, and two 1tb) I recently upgraded from an i5 6600k to an i7 6700k. I had overclocked the i5 pretty heavily so the 'upgrade' actually...
  6. gmemoriam

    [SOLVED] Upgrading my 6700k to Ryzen 7/Ryzen 9 for video editing

    Hi everyone. I currently own a i7 6700k with a Corsair 32gb RAM 3000mhz, a GTX 1070 Strix GPU. I use this computer mainly to video editing and 2d motion graphics (Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects). I also use it for a casual gaming but it's just the 10% of the time. In my last few works...
  7. noeljm

    [SOLVED] i7 6700k - High Temp issue

    I have a gaming build which is close to four years old now (built it in 2016). Specs: CPU - Intel i7 6700k @ 4GHz. Turbo upto 4.2 GHz (no overclocking) GPU - Zotac GTX 970 (no overclocking) CPU Cooler - H100i GTX Motherboard - Asus E3 Pro Gaming v5 BIOS version - 2606 Case - Corsair C70...
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    Question I ran into an issue with my custom built PC. NOT POSTING, BOOTING TO WIN 10

    I was playing games on my PC and then I decided to restart my computer for a nice refresh and then my PC didn’t want to boot to windows 10. I want to check on the cables for the hard drive SSDs and it’s looking fine but still not booting up the windows. now I ran into another issue it’s not...
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    [SOLVED] i7-6700K voltages & temp issues

    Specs: Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A CPU: i7-6700K @ 4.00 GHz Cooler: Corsair Hydro H110i RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz I recently started getting high temps with my setup, idling at around 70C. Ruling out cooling problems (reapplied thermal paste, cleaned off dust), what...
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    [SOLVED] Asus Z170-AR with 32gb - 3600Mhz RAM troubleshooting - I7 6700K

    Hello, I recently upgraded to 32gb of ram, i went with G.Skill Ripjaws 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600. When I enable the XMP profile, the system does not boot. It will turn on and off for 10 mins and never go to windows. I've adjusted the setting manually using the tweektown guide for Skylake and...
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    [SOLVED] CPU overheating?

    Hello Specs: ASUS ROG Strix Z270F Gaming Intel Core i7-6700K EVGA CLC 120 My CPU worked fine, then i updated my BIOS and now my CPU temp spikes up to 80c and down again in a second. But the fan goes up to 100% and down to 30% again when the temp goes down. Any idea why this is happening? I...
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    [SOLVED] Running an i7 6700k with a heatsink without the fan

    Recently the fan of my heat sink (Hyper 103) came off, the heatsink is still in place and the temperatures seem to be stable, i will be getting a new cooler (Hyper 212 Most Likely) but in the meantime is it safe to use the PC without the fan?
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    [SOLVED] What do I need for this card?

    Current build: CPU: i7 6700k @ 4.0ghz GPU: GTX 1060 6gb Founder's Edition ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED G.Skill Ripjaws V 8gb DDR4 (2x) Western Digital 250gb SSD's Corsair CXM 550W Semi-modular ATX Power Supply I'm looking to get the MSI RTX 2070 Super Ventus OC...
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    Question How does Adapative Mode + Offset work?

    Today I read several articles regarding overclocking and think I'm ready to give it a spin. I OC'd the CPU (i7 6700k) to 4.5Ghz @ 1.250v (seems to be running fine for now). But I see that the 1.250 volts are constantly pushing even when idle, so I thought about trying something else. I want the...
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    [SOLVED] I7 6700k overheating to 100°c

    I have a z270m mortar board I7 6700k cpu 2 corsair 8gb 3000mhz sticks (new) 1 gskill 8gb 3000mhz stick (old but never had an issue til upgrade) And my cpu cooler is a enermax liqtech I recently got 2 sticks of corsair ram and finally got around to installing them. As soon as i put them in i...
  16. leandrodcs

    Question PC not working with two displays at the same time

    I have two screens, one monitor AOC g2460 and one generic television. The monitor is linked with DisplayPort and it works at 144hz, the tv uses an hdmi working at 60hz. It all worked just fine till recently, now if i plug the hdmi on the tv, the monitor blacks out untill i unplug the hdmi from...
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    [SOLVED] What motherboard do I need for this to work (if it is possible)?

    I would like to upgrade my computer because my current one isn't working that well. I was thinking about different components that I could get but I am having a really hard time because I don't know what motherboard to buy: I am currently using an RX 480 (4gb) and I would like to keep that...
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    Question i7 6700K Core #1 running way hotter than other cores

    specs: i7 6700k ASUS strix b250f coolermaster hyper 212 ASUS ROG STRIX Vega 56 16 GB GSKill Trident Z 2 TB WD HDD 512 GB SSD 850W Corsair PS I just got a new cooler (Coolermaster Hyper 212 Black) and tried installing it earlier today. However, now I get temps fluctuating a lot from 40C to 100C...
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    Question High Temps on i7 6700k with h100i v2

    Hi everyone. My i7 6700k @ 4.2 GHz is idling at 35 to 45 degrees Celsius with chrome and intel extreme tuning utility open. This isn't very high at all, but when I benchmark it with IETU, it goes up to the high 90s and thermal throttles. It is only running at 4.2 GHz. Any ideas on how to fix this?