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i5-6500T 2.5GHz Overclock?

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I picked up this 2.5GHz 35W CPU very cheap second hand. Multi-thread performance is descent, but single core is mediocre due to low clock speed.
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How far do you think I can push this thing?

Juiced it for a whopping +78% overclock. Performance scaling seems pretty nice too. I turned it back down to 4200MHz for now :p

Much better than the stock 2.5GHz.

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Looking good, seems you got your memory dialed in as well. I always like comparing before and after scores with AIDA64 cache and memory benchmark.
 
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Looking good, seems you got your memory dialed in as well. I always like comparing before and after scores with AIDA64 cache and memory benchmark.
I decided to turn down the CPU OC to 4089 and turn up the RAM to 2400CL9 for 24/7. This helped thermals a lot. Needs delid to open up more thermal headroom. I am getting about 35K in AIDA and about 54ns latency. I'll have to check what it was a stock.
 
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How did you get it to overclock.
 

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How did you get it to overclock.
^ this

i noticed its just called i5 without the model number, in at least one screenie as well
 
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^ this

i noticed its just called i5 without the model number, in at least one screenie as well
but the first scrshot clearly says i5 6500T...
thats rather peculiar
 
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^ this

i noticed its just called i5 without the model number, in at least one screenie as well
I think some companies released BIOS versions that could OC locked chips. I remember Intel got mad at them and they "fixed" newer versions. Maybe he still has that?
 
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Using the beta BIOS from Asrock's product page for the z170k4d3

I also did the same with an i3-6100 and even a Celeron G3900 :D



 
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