[SOLVED] Intel i5-8600k Overclock

Nov 13, 2018
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First of all i just want to appologize if this question has been asked before, i am reletively new to this forum.

I recently decided to upgrade my system from an old am3+ chip setup (mobo/ram/cpu) to a newer am4. I recently purchased an Intel i5-8600k cpu with a ASUS Prime Z370-A LGA 1151 and for a cooler i went with a Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25mm.

With this cooler, cpu and mobo setup, what type of overclocking will i be able to achieve. I was aiming to get to around 5ghz but if that is not possible i can always go lower.

Thanks:)
 

shmoochie

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May 10, 2018
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Well, you have an LGA 1151 build not an AM4.

As for the overclock, you will most likely be able to reach 5 Ghz, but it always depends on the silicon lottery. I can't remember the exact statistic, but a huge portion of those chips can reach 5 Ghz. Something like 95% or 98% can reach the 4.9 mark.

Here are the stats I found from 2017:
4.9 98%
5.0 84%
5.1 65%
5.2 38%
5.3 13%
 

rodolphe.viard

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Hi jtmk10,

The first Goal of overclocking is to find the minimum voltage required for a given frequency
First, at stock, note your frequency and voltage you can read during stress test.
You put them in manual mode in your bios.
Then, you have two ways :

1°/ Better performance :
With stock voltage, bump your multiplier until it's not stable then bump voltage (increments of 0.025-0.05V) and so on.
Once you've reach the stable frequency you want, lower the voltage as much as you can as long as it remains stable.

2°/ Better thermals :
Keep stock frequency and reduce voltage as much as you can until it's not stable.

For 1°/ and 2°/, once you're done with your tweaking and that everything is stable for your usage, you can re-enable power saving features as C-States and put the voltage on adaptative to let the voltage and frequency fluactuate with the load.


Tips: stay below 1.38V and 85°C during stress test for daily usage.


Rodolphe.
 


All chips are different so nobody can answer your question.
 

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