1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 20, 2017 2:26 PM by Intel Corporation

    Safe Overclocking and Tuning Plan for Processors

    AOrlecki

      The safe frequency for I7 7700K  processor is only RAM with speed - 2133 MHz / 2400 MHz anything above that it is under the customers’ responsibility.?

      What does it means  recommendations for Safe Overclocking.?

      Basically  it is  only increase the host frequency multiplier  to raise the final clock speed and then awaiting if BSOD will come after stepping up multiplier.

      Is that true that is not recommended to touch the CPU voltage or the CPU host frequency because that will affect the entire processor structure.

      But this is already the built-in option  into certified producers features of the motherboard to to do so!

      So my question is that  what is anything over  speed is not under the customers’ responsibility but  partly by mainboard producers give us such posibilities and Intel that

      give us unblocked  multiplier.!

      So give us clues-> when We , customers will lost guarantee and how You prove that We overclocked in Not Safe Manner- 36 months is covered  for new one.

      What about this Tuning Plan?

      https://click.intel.com/tuningplan/purchase-a-plan

      and all info what I can get  about details is only  about status time guarantee period.

      https://supporttickets.intel.com/warrantyinfo?lang=us-EN

      Is that true meaning that I can do whatever I want with unit after buying Tuning Plan- for 30 USD on top of price of Unit  ? 

      All Best Regards

      Orlecki Andrzej

        • 1. Re: Safe Overclocking and Tuning Plan for Processors
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          : Thank you very much for contacting the Intel® communities. We will do our best in order to provide the information you are looking for.

          In regard to your question, there are no recommendations for safe overclocking, what we recommend is to use the processor at stock configurations with the default BIOS settings, as you mentioned before altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. That is the main reason why we have the Intel® Tuning Protection Plan, because by purchasing the plan you will be able to overclock the processor and if by any chance it gets damage, you will be able to replace it using the plan.

           

          The option to be able to overclock it was given by Intel since there are many different users that take advantage of that feature, but if you use the processor out of specifications, it will be customer’s responsibility if something happens to the system:
          https://ark.intel.com/products/97129/Intel-Core-i7-7700K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_50-GHz

           

          Once the processor arrives to our depot for warranty replacement, the agents in there will do a screening process on it and by doing so they will notice that the processor was overclocked.

          Any further questions, please let me know.

          Regards,
          Alberto R