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Trying to OC an i3 550 to 5GHz

zhadlp

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Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a pinch, I'm trying to get my processor to 5GHz, but so far, I've only got a stable 4.8GHz OC.



it's on water and heat is not an issue...


This is for a new mATX build, project whitewater, outcome should look a bit like this (forgive my graphics editing skills) :D


Need help from anyone who reached more than 5GHz, just want to know what timings/divider/voltage/multiplier/etc. you used to reach it...
 

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Ram timings: CL9 and bring your IMC/QPI/VTT voltage up a notch. Also, don't run that core voltage 24.7! You are liable to kill it.
 

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tried to loosen the ram timings already, will try to make the other changes :)
 

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tried to loosen the ram timings already, will try to make the other changes :)
Sometimes dram termination voltage will play a cause as well. See what 2t command rate gives you also.
 

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no luck, could only get about 50mhz more... looks like the processor is limited to that, temps are still stable at around 55c load on 4.8ghz though, oh well...
 

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let me play with mine some and i will let you know its on a mini ITX so it might be a little different
 

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