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8600k overclock

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Dyewitness, 2 Dec 2018.

  1. Dyewitness

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Feb 2006

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    Location: Belfast

    How's it going guys

    I recently upgraded my Asus ROG Strix H370 F Gaming mobo to Z390 ROG Maximus XI Hero.
    I also upgraded my cooling to the ROG RYU 240 water cooling.

    I was able to get an overclock right away to 5ghz with no issues and my temp under load is 55 degrees
    Not a bad temp I think and I'm now wondering how far this chip will go!

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. rodders

    Wise Guy

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    Wish I could get my 8700k to 5.0!!
     
  3. Dyewitness

    Hitman

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    I thought both the 8700k and 8600k were meant to get to 5ghz easy?
     
  4. rodders

    Wise Guy

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    So did I, can't even get 4.7
    Can't worm it out, grrrrrr
     
  5. Dyewitness

    Hitman

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  6. rodders

    Wise Guy

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    I'll try that, maybe the info I was looking at isn't great.

    I tried the auto tuner for 4.9 and that instantly crashes. Thought an auto tuner would work lol
     
  7. Doug2507

    Wise Guy

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    Absolutely no idea without you saying what vcore it's using....
     
  8. Doug2507

    Wise Guy

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    It will if the chip is good enough for 4.9.... ;)

    Auto tuner is far from the best way to oc btw, from playing with it myself, it overvolts a fair bit more than the chip needs.
     
  9. rodders

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    I was just tying the auto tuner to see if it would work as I couldn't get it too. Seems neither can, yet.....
     
  10. Colonel_Klinck

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    I wouldn't go near the auto tuner. Just find a youtube vid of someone OC'ing with your mobo and cpu. Sure to be one.
     
  11. Doop!

    Gangster

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    I've had two 8600ks and neither would go above 4.8ghz and that's with an AVX offset.
     
  12. rodders

    Wise Guy

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    Maybe i messed up by only getting 3000mhz ram, though I thought I copied the bundle that was on here for sale
     
  13. rodders

    Wise Guy

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    followed video, same as what I was doping. Cant get 4.8 let alone 5. Run prime 95 and just fails, PC crashes.
     
  14. Dyewitness

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    aww thats a shame lad. I guess I must have a nice chip?

    Did you try those settings I posted?
     
  15. rodders

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    I didn't follow that vid, just did one off YouTube. I can try later, looks like a have a really bad chip
     
  16. Dyewitness

    Hitman

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    Must be lad,

    A lot of threads I have read seem to suggest that the 8600k and 8700k are easily overclocked to 5ghz.

    Maybe 8Pack can assist?
     
  17. rodders

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    Its my luck, I have none!!!! lol
     
  18. chrcoluk

    Soldato

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    make sure you test it properly.

    I also took my 8600k straight to 5ghz, it booted in windows fine, could browse etc. aida64 benchmarks were no issue.

    I also passed a couple of runs of intel xtu stress test (that doesnt test avx).

    Then I decided to run heavier tests the intel xtu bench (does use avx) blue screened, and also the asus bench tool could blue screen the cpu as well. In addition booting up a linux live cd caused a segfault at 5ghz. I could get 5ghz stable at what I consider a really high vcore (1.38v), but I settled at 4.8ghz.

    The reputation of 5ghz been an easy overclock I think comes from the following.

    cherry picked reviewer parts
    people tending to like to brag about good cpu's but not moan about bad parts, some confess to only hitting 5ghz after returning and getting replacement from places like amazon which have easy return policies.
    people having a habit of not proper stress testing.
    people achieving 5ghz only with an AVX offset (cheating)
    running super high vcores.

    Also even 4,8ghz is not 100% solid, I discovered if I enable cstates, I can occasionally stil get a BSOD. I turn off cstates anyway now for coil whine issues, and just make sure I still use adaptive offset voltage so the cpu can still be in a low power state at idle/low usage.
     
    Last edited: 3 Dec 2018
  19. MartinPrince

    Wise Guy

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    The 8600K will hit 5Ghz easier than the 8700K as it does not have HT. Though I suggest the hype of the 'easy' 5Ghz of both 8700K/8600K has been slightly overblown by mainly the retailers.
     
  20. chrcoluk

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    I heard the same theory, the problem is it wouldnt surprise me if 8600k gets lesser binned chips as the official clocks on the 8700k are higher.