Question Overclocking with i5 3570k and hd7850

imperial93

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Hello everyone. I've been using my system for a long time, without any issues. I decided to try some overclock to get more performance at AAA/open world games. I have pretty basic and old setup, includes Asrock Z77 Extreme4, msi hd7850 o.c and corsair vengeance 2x4, with a 650w 80+bronze psu. I have entry level cooling, 212 evo.
I overclocked gpu to 1050 core clock, 1400 memory clock, without any voltage changes. Temperature is around 73-74 degree celcius with msi afterburner benchmark.
I overclocked 3570k from 3.6 to 4.4ghz. It's stable at 4.4ghz at 1.200v. Tested with aida64 for 10 mins, maximum temperatures were around 70-71. Put it a little bit far without voltage raise, system started to crush, so i put more voltage. Things seem to be stabilized with 1.250v at 4.6 ghz, but temperatures are 75-77 max, 50-55 average with aida.


TLDR: My question is, is it too much? Which is better/healthier? 4.4 - 1200v - 70-71c max or 4.6-1250v 76-77c max?
Also should i settle with my gpu or push its voltage higher than default? I mean i know my system isnt promising but i'd be glad to know the most logical option.

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imakehate

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I just upgraded from a 3570k which I over clocked to 4.4Ghz easily at about 1.2v. I think your 4.6Ghz is perfect at 1.250. I would honestly try to raise the multiplier and voltage by .01 while running prime95. If a core fails, raise the voltage. Of course watch your temps, water cooling would help more, I actually had the 212 evo as well. I would upgrade your graphics card if you can but it just depends what resolution you want.
 

imperial93

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I just upgraded from a 3570k which I over clocked to 4.4Ghz easily at about 1.2v. I think your 4.6Ghz is perfect at 1.250. I would honestly try to raise the multiplier and voltage by .01 while running prime95. If a core fails, raise the voltage. Of course watch your temps, water cooling would help more, I actually had the 212 evo as well. I would upgrade your graphics card if you can but it just depends what resolution you want.
Thanks for the answer, i think i might stick with 4.4 and 1.200v because i didn't see a significiant fps difference between 4.6 and 4.4. I play at 1080p. I would gladly go higher with better cooler. Not only gpu or cooler but my whole system needs an upgrade but it's absurdly expensive in where i live ,middle east. Anyway i'll try to get a new rig as soon as i pay off my mortgage tho, hopefully this year.
 

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