Question Best settings to over clock my pc? i7 6700K

Anita_92

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Can you help me on the best/safe settings to OC my pc

my specs:


Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.0GHz
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB x2 8GB DDR4-2400
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition
ASUS LGA 1151 PRIME Z270-A Intel ATX
Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Modular
Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM
  • WD Caviar Blue 1TB
  • Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
 
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CompuTronix

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Anita_92,

There are no simple answers to your question. There are no "cookie cutter" plug-in values.

No two processors are identical; each is unique in voltage tolerance, thermal behavior and overclocking potential, which is often referred to as the "silicon lottery".

Overclocking is always limited by two factors; voltage and temperature.

As Core speed (MHz) is increased, Core voltage (Vcore) must also be increased to maintain stability. This increases Power consumption (Watts) which increases Core temperatures.

Overclocking should not be attempted with Vcore settings in “Auto” because BIOS will apply significantly more voltage than necessary to maintain stability, which increases Power and heat.

Here's the maximum recommended Core voltage per Microarchitecture from 14 to 65 nanometers since 2006:


Here's the nominal operating range for Core temperature:

Core temperatures above 85°C are not recommended.

Core temperatures below 80°C are ideal.



Core temperatures increase and decrease with ambient (room) temperature.

Do not exceed 1.4 volts.
Do not exceed 85°C.

Please read these Guides:

CPU Overclocking Guide and Tutorial for Beginners - http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3761568/beginners-guide-overclocking-cpu-explicit-testing-guidelines.html

Intel Temperature Guide - https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/intel-temperature-guide.1488337/


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