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Can I overclock the i7 9700?

Jrpg_Guy
  • 1 month ago

I believe I can only overclock the 9700K but I want to make sure. I got a great deal for the Aleinware Aurora a10 but I got the regular 9700 without a liquid cooler. If I can't overclock it then there's no reason to get upset that it has a regular fan.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You could try a BCLK overclock to around 102 MHz. That's pretty much all you can do with a locked Intel CPU.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yes, i would get an aftermarket cooler too.

It doesn't cost that much anyway.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/w3c48d/deepcool-gammaxx-400-blue-7434-cfm-cpu-cooler-deepcool-gammaxx-400-blue

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, the 9700 cannot be overclocked

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No worries. I was just making sure I didn't need a liquid cooled CPU fan

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

At least upgrade to say a Hyper 212 or similar.

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