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Old April 2, 2010, 01:51 AM
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Default i3 530 overclocking fun

New platform change, went with the budget overclocker instead of a quad as I really dont utilize quads enough in day to day usage.

i3 530
EVGA P55 SLI
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Watercooling loop... CPU only till I find some screws

PA 120.3 w old spacing and 3x CM R4s
655 stock
EK multi option 150
D-Tek Fusion V2 with backplate mashed to fit over the socket nuts...

After starting it up I was given a rather ugly max overclock of 3.52ghz at 160 Bclk and 22x multi, adjusting the multi would cause no boots, going above 160 bclk cause no boots, or watchdog timeouts...

Since updating the bios I was able to get this tidy little OC



Ran Prime95 for about an hour, played crysis for 3 then ran 3D mark vantage, this is with high settings. Overall very happy. CPU never breached 50c during stress testing, but one core is about 9c hotter so I need to reseat the block, waiting till I get screws for my 295 water block before I mess with the system.

God I love working in the 800D, just an amazing product.
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Old April 2, 2010, 02:04 AM
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Decided to throw a performance setting run at it.. Im happy with 20000+ score.
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Old April 9, 2010, 03:25 AM
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Good job, nice chip
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Old April 9, 2010, 03:13 PM
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Pretty sweet OC. What kind of temps on the i3?
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Old April 10, 2010, 03:32 AM
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Max load temps at 4.4ghz sits at about 51c after 3 hours of prime95, I could push it harder but im on days on at work right now so not much time :( Also gotta rerun benchmarks as I was informed that I had physx enabled...
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4.4 on water its good...mid to high end air should net you an easy 4 gigs as well right? :)
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Id be very suprised to see this chip not run 4ghz on air cooling with head room.
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Damn these 32mn chips are sexy. I would love to see some quad 32nm action soon.
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Within a month or 2 ill be going for either the I5 750 or the I7 860, ill be re-doing all the benchmarks soon and my block needs to be reseated before I can give accurate temps. Im going to try a suicide run soon too to see what I can push this baby to.
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I got this chip to go 4.35 with stock cooler. It is amazing, 4.4 I was able to run super pi and stuff. @ 4.35 temps were max of 83, of course not going to use it at that. Cpu volt was 1.34, I didn't do anything else. Hyperthreading was always on. With good aircooler, 4.4 would not be a problem, with watercool, maybe 4.6..?
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