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Old 12-31-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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Hi. So i have an i3-3220 processor running at 3.3hgz with stock cooler. im planning on over clocking it but im not sure how high i should go. il be using the gigabyte bios to overclock. How high do you think i can go with using the stock cooler?
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:08 AM   #2
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you can't overclock that CPU. You need a K version.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:12 AM   #3
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So theres no chance. I thought all cpu's were overclockable in some way well i guess im gonna have to invest in a overclockable cpu
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Apparently i can overclock it by adjusting the BCLK. But other people dont recommend it. Is it worth a try?
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Intel don't offer unlocked versions of the i3. If you want to overclock then you'd need to get an i5/i7K version..
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the base clock (blck) can only be slightly increased. You are not gonna benefit much from increasing the Base clock.
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well i may as well wait until i can afford an i7 then

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ok well i wont bother then. thanks anyway
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Apparently i can overclock it by adjusting the BCLK. But other people dont recommend it. Is it worth a try?
Heck no! Not worth it, too easy to hose the system. OCing the front side buss OC everything hooked to the motherboard.
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