Question Overlocking an Intel Core I5-6600K

65C is good for load/stress test temps. If you can keep it below 80C under stress test you are doing good.




See OC results below.

https://siliconlottery.com/pages/statistics
6600K4.50GHzNot Tested1.376V100%
6600K4.60GHzNot Tested1.392VTop 91%
6600K4.70GHzNot Tested1.408VTop 70%
6600K4.80GHzNot Tested1.424VTop 38%
6600K4.90GHzNot Tested1.440VTop 14%
6600K5.00GHzNot Tested1.456VTop 2%
 
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@Ascalon1 hey! do you have intel xmp enabled? (in your bios) then intel xmp will give you a stable oc without you worrying about temp and all...
Reply if you have xmp :)
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@Ascalon1 hey! do you have intel xmp enabled? (in your bios) then intel xmp will give you a stable oc without you worrying about temp and all...
Reply if you have xmp :)
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You need to stop this, now. You have been spamming Overclocking posts telling people to enable XMP. XMP is NOT a CPU overclocking tool or setting. If you do not have the knowledge to answer a topic please refrain from replying. Move along.
 
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The little 120 mm radiator/AIO affairs are fine for stock, but, don't be expecting much headroom....

If your mainboard has an MCE-setting in it's BIOS, you can try enabling that and checking what clock speeds (should be all-core of 3.9 GHz if MCE-enabled, 3.5 GHz all core is normal) and temps are sustained...

Via Intel's XTU, you can add 100 MHz all core clock speed increases; noting which 100 MHz increase (likely near 4.5 GHz or above) might see temps rise too high for sustained use, given your cooling.

The GTX970 and 6600K are nowadays at best '60 fps gaming if lucky' affairs, but, given the CPU's 6.5 year old age/architecture and only 4 cores/threads, that is to be expected...

I'd save your money (new cooling for old CPU), and plan on a 12600Knew CPU/mainboard and GPU together....
 

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6600K is a decent overclock candidate.
To oc easily, I suggest you start with baby steps, and simply increase the multiplier in the bios a bit at a time. Leave all else on auto.
Run Hwmonitor and then run a load test.
Try the CPU-Z stress test.
See how well you do.
85c on such a test is good.
If you see near 100c, that is the throttle point where the chip will shut down or reduce the multiplier to protect itself.
A core voltage of about 1.30 should be your limit for safety.

Implement speedstep/adaptive voltage.
That will reduce the voltage and multiplier when the chip has little to do.

Do not be greedy, all chips are different.
Many post high oc's, but those with dog chips will be silent.
 

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