Solved NEED help with i7 4700k OVERCLOCKING!

August 18, 2013 at 22:39:41
Specs: Windows 7
Ok so Im setting up a new system for the upcoming game Battlefield 4.
So far:
CPU: i7 4770k @ 4.6 GHz (1.480V!!!!!!!!!!) + Corsair H100i
Ram: G Skill Trident X 2400MHz 16GB
PSU: 80+ Platinum 1250W
Graphics: 2x Gigabyte GTX 770 SLI @ 1200 MHz~
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (7 aftermarket fans, lots of cooling) + aerocool 2100 touch fan controller
SSD: 2x Samsung 840 PRO Series in RAID 0
+ Blu-Ray Drive, ect ect.

OK. In ALL my years of overclocking I have NEVER had a chip require so much over the stock voltage to run so fast. You hear of people running 4.7 GHz+ on 1.2v when my chip decides to not run 4.6 at anything below 1.480 -_- Loving haswell so far.....
Anyway will this high voltage completely reduce my CPU's lifespan? The H100i coupled with Adaptive mode allows me to run from 30c-60c temps which is awesome.
Also, would overclocking my gigabytes gtx 770's further be worth it? I mean they are stock OC'ed at 1200Mhz anyways...
Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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August 19, 2013 at 07:37:52
Apparently it's the luck of the draw when getting a CPU but 1.48v seems extremely high. Could it be your board is undervolting? Are you running the latest BIOS?

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August 26, 2013 at 00:01:51
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We first tried out the option that auto overclocks the processor and found that it brought our Intel Core i7 4770K to 4.6GHz. It was rock solid but the CPU vCore was to high for this processor. I know that this particular chip will run 4.6GHz at 1.2 Volts, and the Hero had set the vCore to 1.36 Volts. Just because this is too high for this chip, doesn’t mean that it’s to high for all of them. Many of the chips have needed as much as 1.4 Volts on the CPU VCore. This was a good starting place for my chip and once I started dialing it back it worked great. Your chip may just need more voltage, so it may be right for you.

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