NZXT Kraken X60 review -
Core i7 3770K OC at 4600 MHz 1.2 Volts
Overclock sessions at 4600 MHz 1.2 Volts
We had a peek at a selection of stages in overclocking and their respective temperatures, have a look at the following results please.
- We enforce 4600 MHz onto the processor clock frequency by changing the multiplier.
- We give the processor 1.20 Volts and then (next page) later on, 1.30 Volts
Core i7 3770K OC at 4600 MHz 1.2 Volts - IDLE
So first up some IDLE results with the Core i7 clocked at 3770K @ 4600 GHz with 1.2 volts on the CPU. Again, the results are the IDLE temperatures thus you are in your desktop doing nothing.
Core i7 3770K OC at 4600 MHz 1.2 Volts LOAD
Now we'll be testing the temperatures under stress. If we set the overclock at 4600 MHz and configure CPU Voltage at 1.2V, these will be the results.
As you can see the temperatures are bumped up higher quickly once you apply a Voltage tweak. Overclocked with 1.2 Volts we see some heatpipe coolers already run into problems. That Core i7 3770K is a seriously nasty product when v-tweaked.
My rule of thumb is simple, if the processor can stay under or at 75 Degrees for a long period of time, you should be okay. Optimal would be under 70 degrees C and really excellent cooling can keep it under 65 Degrees C.
The Kraken X60 stays well within what I consider to be excellent cooling, even at the Silence performance mode we hover at 63 Degrees C. And if you can life with a lot of noise, then you can shave off another 2 Degrees C. Now this overclock we consider to be a very realistic tweak, similar to what you guys achieve en do at home. But let's raise the bar higher, next page please.
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NZXT Kraken X60 review
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