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Old 01-21-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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So I'm looking to get some extra oomph out of my core i3-3225, and I know intel has locked the multiplier or something on the ivy bridge chips. So how would I go about over clocking this? Is it possible? Do I even want to do it?
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Hi Cortb

Your i3 is third generation Core microarchitecture relesed 3Q/12 and I would not say you need to OC ... whats your full spec hon ?
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CPU: i3-3225
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Looking to decrease video transcoding time and speed up live transcoding to my iPad. If I can 3.5-3.7 out of it, that would be great.
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A faster CPU is the best way to reduce encode times, your Mobo will take i5 / i7 if your i3 is locked you cant OC it.
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Yeah a quad core would be great for encoding, but I was wanting something in the mean time, while I wait for the prices to come down. I think my cooling can handle a modest OC.
As long as its able to be overclocked
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You would be best upgrading your CPU to an i5 or i7..
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if your i3 is locked you cant OC it.
Sorry, didn't see this part last night. How do I know if its locked? And if it is, is there a way around the locking mechanism?
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Sorry, didn't see this part last night. How do I know if its locked? And if it is, is there a way around the locking mechanism?
Go to BIOS, if you can alter the FSB on your CPU then it can be OCd.
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But remember be careful and I would make you sure that you have backup of all your files in case anything bad happens..
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But remember be careful and I would make you sure that you have backup of all your files in case anything bad happens..
Slightly related question, can data on a raid 0 array be accessed via another computer if I were to kill this one?
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