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i5-8600k overclocking issue

vitexo
  • 25 months ago

Hello, I have an issue overclocking my CPU

Specs: 8600k 212 EVO cpu cooler Asrock z370m Pro 4 Samsung M.2 ssd Gtx 1070 Seasonic SSR-550FX 550W 80+ Gold

I had my CPU running at4.7 ghz stable (standard voltage) under prime 95 stress test. I decided to push it to 5.0 Ghz based on settings from a youtube video ( slight voltage bump and some other settings, nothing crazy). So, at 5.0 GHz prime 95 gave me hardware failure error. I decided to restart and decreased it to my stable 4.7 Ghz, but it gives me hardware failure error as well. I am only able to push up to 4.5 Ghz stable now.

Whats failing? CPU, Motherboard or PSU?

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright

As someone who owns a 8600k and a hyper 212 evo and done overclocking with it.

You need to reset all the way back to default settings (flash the BIOS) and make sure it’s stable before pushing a high overclock again. I’m experienced your issue before.

Also every CPU is different, and yours might not be able to hit 5.0ghz

I got mine up to 4.9ghz at default voltage but since the hyper 212 is an older cooler I didn’t increase it due to heat.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I have my 8600k on the Asus ROG Strix z 370e Mobo and run a stable 5Ghz with the Cooler master master liquid 240 not the L or light. I agree with predator you should flash bios but then make sure your have the most current version installed. Then step it up a little at a time until you get to 5 GHz. The temps should be in the 60c-mid 70s range when gaming. Under stress testing may jump to high 80s or up. Have fun

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you guys for your input. I will try to do that. Hopefully, I can get 4.7Ghz stable again.

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