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i3 overclocking thread

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by (FIH) The Don, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    i see tons of i7 and i5 overclocking threads

    but no i3, poor little CPU lol

    needs moar attention :rockout:

    Specs on the i3 series

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    i will make a table with overclock, mb, chipset, vcore and other relevant info when people start showing their results​
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    i bought the i3 530 yesterday, its a nice little thing,

    im running it @ 3.7 ghz so far with 1.2vcore

    im still getting used to this p55 chipset, but im sure ill go higher soon :)
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    there is an i3 550 as well
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    coolio thanks :)

    lmk if theres anything i should add to #0
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    so far this is what im running

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    im using the Maximus III Formula

    but it wont let me boot/stable over 198BCLK

    so nex im gonna take the multi up 1x at the time
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    im running default volts at 3.6ghz no voltage bump at all :toast:
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    nice, mine does the same,

    what do you guys think the max cpu vcore would be for this?

    i know intel says 1.4, but....what do you think?
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    what are you other settings on volts and such?
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    1.17v qpi
    1.6v dram
    0.78 dram termination
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    Runs like this daily:
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    I could push it back to 4.2Ghz 1.25v or 4.4Ghz 1.33v but I am enjoying the much lower temps(10C lower) @ 4Ghz without much performance loss. Oh and I do have C1E/EIST/C-states enabled.
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    i got i3 540 on my home server running @ 3.8ghz but not sure at wat voltage, ill check it later

    i have bench it for 4.2 but no reason to run it that high for WHS.
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    A recent water run on an experimental gamer I threw together...

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    I've used up to 1.5v but that was for benching I usually use 1.4v 24/7 1.42v if needed

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