Started overclocking for the first time yesterday using the steps recommended. This is a question regarding core temps and stability (using i3770K, Cooler Master EVO 212 & P8z77-v Pro)
- IBT tests are successful at all levels running from 4.1 to 4.5GHz (1.2v core)
- Real Temp shows temps reaching 90-94 for the max stress level @ 4.5GHz
- FSX Guide p.6, mentions that i7-2 & 3xxxk series can easily run @ 4.5 GHz on their stock cooler. P.7 states that below 80 C the system is fine w/ FSX, but 90C may be close to maximum.
- Web recommendations for this combo varies between 4.1 or 4.5. Higher values can be reached with better cooling.
The system shows stable but the temps are quite high - for a maximum load.
From my perspective, running @v 4.5 should be OK since I will never reach the severity of the IBT test.
Is this a correct assumption?
Thanks again to all who made this guide possible, the linear approach to set FSX is very well done.