I need some help overclocking my i5 3570K

March 30, 2013 at 09:24:36
Specs: Windows 8 64-Bit
I have an Intel i5 3570K, 8GB's of 1333 MHZ DDR3, P8Z77 V-LK Mobo, 750W PSU, EVGA 660 SC, 2 HHD's, 6 140mm fans, 6-Way fan controller and 1 CD/DvD reader/writer. Asus' AI Suite 2 automated Overclocking to 3.9 GHZ's. I'd like to push past this to at least 4.3 GHZ. Would anyone mind helping me with this?

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March 30, 2013 at 10:06:33
What case do you have?

6 -140MM cooling fans is way overkill. Those fans have to be fighting each other. Good case cooling is as follows: Top mount power supply with good fansdischarging out the rear. One or two exhaust fans mounted high in the rear. Bigger is better. The CPU and graphics fans, of course.

Case should have an opening low in the front to let air in.

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March 30, 2013 at 11:35:35
I have a thermatake v3. My case instructs to have 3 in and 3 out.

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March 30, 2013 at 14:08:02
Bottom mount PSU. Two side fans, I assume? Not a case I would have bought.

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March 30, 2013 at 15:25:27
I've had my case for over a year as well as the fans through a Newegg bundle discount. I have planned to build a nice system to Overclock, etc. so that's why my cooling system is overkill. I've had no heating issues whatsoever. As for the PSU, it's bottom mounted.


1 x Front - In
1 x Bottom -In
1 x Rear - Out
1 x Side Panel - In
2 x Top - Both Out
1 x Chasis

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