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My overclocking endeavours. (4790k & 1080)

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Howsit gents,

So I will be overclocking my 4770k 4790K (turns out I have the bigger daddy) and Palit 1080.

Anything I should look out for specifically?

Also, what thermal paste should I be looking at? I have the 4770k under a H80i at the moment, and getting a H100i the weekend. When I replace the H80i I want to add some decent thermal paste. I also think the Palit is due for a proper cleaning and thermal paste replacement.

Any advice or comments welcome.
 
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otherwise if you want to. i have a tube of Cooler Master Master Gel Maker if you want.
 

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So I started with a mild OC on the GPU.

power limit: 120%
Core clock: +212
Memory Clock: +98

Should I try more, or is that mild enough to be safe? Max temp of around 4hours of on time and gaming is 68degrees.

Placebo, or the update, or just a general more positive outlook on things, BUT I think I am definitely getting better frames in Apex. I will be running some more scientific tests the weekend to test the real world improvement. CPU still on stock errything till tonight.
 

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Sheesh man I think 200+ on the CPU (correction - Core) is not bad at all. Memory can usually go quite a bit higher in my experience. Never used it but I think the app is called Fraps, that'll show the frames on screen.


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200 on the core is freaking insane, that would put your boost clock at over 2200mzh, my msi gaming x does +140 on the clock and +650 on mem. After that it gets child like unhappy.

And on my 4790k(delidded with Conductonaut) and Hydronaut between ihs and pump doing 4.8ghz @1.3v with crazy good temps.

You should easily get 4.6 on your CPU but from what I've learned 4.8 is the highest these really like to go unless you absolutely hit the silicon lottery.

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So I started with a mild OC on the GPU.

power limit: 120%
Core clock: +212
Memory Clock: +98

Should I try more, or is that mild enough to be safe? Max temp of around 4hours of on time and gaming is 68degrees.

Placebo, or the update, or just a general more positive outlook on things, BUT I think I am definitely getting better frames in Apex. I will be running some more scientific tests the weekend to test the real world improvement. CPU still on stock errything till tonight.
The Palits are beasts when it comes to overclocking. But what game did you use to test it with? Because some are way more demanding than other.

My suggestion is to use GPU-z, msi afterburner, and something like Heaven (because tesselation can wreck a card). Go look for a guide how to setup afterburner so you have full OSD while running something like heaven in the background.

See what gpu-z says is your mem type and check the sensors page while heaven is looping. You should be able to get memory up to 550 ish... But for now gradually raise the speed 50 increments while heaven is running till you hit a speed it crashes (with you core set to 0 for the time being). Then raise your core in 10mhz increments till you hit a temp it crashes.

Bob's your uncle. You have a free 1080.5
 

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The Palits are beasts when it comes to overclocking. But what game did you use to test it with? Because some are way more demanding than other.

My suggestion is to use GPU-z, msi afterburner, and something like Heaven (because tesselation can wreck a card). Go look for a guide how to setup afterburner so you have full OSD while running something like heaven in the background.

See what gpu-z says is your mem type and check the sensors page while heaven is looping. You should be able to get memory up to 550 ish... But for now gradually raise the speed 50 increments while heaven is running till you hit a speed it crashes (with you core set to 0 for the time being). Then raise your core in 10mhz increments till you hit a temp it crashes.

Bob's your uncle. You have a free 1080.5
Thanks dude!

Will definitely try that method. I ran through heaven bench twice to insure no artifacting takes place and all seems good. Will turn it down, get the memory to where it could be then push the core again.


200 on the core is freaking insane, that would put your boost clock at over 2200mzh, my msi gaming x does +140 on the clock and +650 on mem. After that it gets child like unhappy.

And on my 4790k(delidded with Conductonaut) and Hydronaut between ihs and pump doing 4.8ghz @1.3v with crazy good temps.

You should easily get 4.6 on your CPU but from what I've learned 4.8 is the highest these really like to go unless you absolutely hit the silicon lottery.

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CPUs turn tonight. I think I will already be happy at around 4.5, but more is always better. Am I going to have to do a lot of back forth to get it to 4.5?
 

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Sheesh man I think 200+ on the CPU (correction - Core) is not bad at all. Memory can usually go quite a bit higher in my experience. Never used it but I think the app is called Fraps, that'll show the frames on screen.


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Fraps is oldschool and an extra program. Rather just use nvidea overlay to show fps for any games running.
 

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Thanks dude!

Will definitely try that method. I ran through heaven bench twice to insure no artifacting takes place and all seems good. Will turn it down, get the memory to where it could be then push the core again.




CPUs turn tonight. I think I will already be happy at around 4.5, but more is always better. Am I going to have to do a lot of back forth to get it to 4.5?
Depends on your motherboard. But it should go to 4.5 almost without any effort.
 

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Depends on your motherboard. But it should go to 4.5 almost without any effort.
Will confirm model numbers, but it's a Z97 msi something. I should be fine.
 

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Will confirm model numbers, but it's a Z97 msi something. I should be fine.
Easy peasy bud 4.5, just set multiplier to 45 and there you go

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Easy peasy bud 4.5, just set multiplier to 45 and there you go

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Is that it nowadays? :/
 

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Is that it nowadays? :/
Haha yeah. Unfortunately there's not a lot of fun/accomplishment overclocking that beast CPU. They have to make it idiot proof. Where it gets fun is if you want to cross the 5ghz threshold. Then its play time and a lot of frustration.

The gpu also, can get a lot of easy performance for free... Its when you fine tune and try to max it that it gets interesting/difficult/impossibru. Go watch jayz2cents. Cant stand the man but he knows what he's doing most of the time
 

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Haha yeah. Unfortunately there's not a lot of fun/accomplishment overclocking that beast CPU. They have to make it idiot proof. Where it gets fun is if you want to cross the 5ghz threshold. Then its play time and a lot of frustration.

The gpu also, can get a lot of easy performance for free... Its when you fine tune and try to max it that it gets interesting/difficult/impossibru. Go watch jayz2cents. Cant stand the man but he knows what he's doing most of the time
Yeah 5.0ghz on these are not cool, i get it to boot, but no sterss, you need to pump 1.45v and your cpu is gonna age years in days unfortunately.


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Yeah 5.0ghz on these are not cool, i get it to boot, but no sterss, you need to pump 1.45v and your cpu is gonna age years in days unfortunately.


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Daayyuuuum! But running at 5Ghz, would there be any real improvement in fps?
 

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Yeah 5.0ghz on these are not cool, i get it to boot, but no sterss, you need to pump 1.45v and your cpu is gonna age years in days unfortunately.


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Does your pc live in a freezer? Coz that is damn impressive temps at 4.8ghz. Mine on the CM 212 air used to max out at 65, which was okay for me but obviously i'd prefer cooler. And agree 100%, the 'jump' between 4.5 and 5 is actually not that impressive for games. I actually experienced worse performance going anything over 4.7 - probably related to stability issues. Finding the sweet spot for everything working together gives a sense of accomplishment though
 

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Daayyuuuum! But running at 5Ghz, would there be any real improvement in fps?
Well at 4.8 it's around 15% faster than stock, but couldn't test anything really on as i didn't want to put 1.45v to get it stable

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