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Overclock i3 - 540 1156 [help]

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August 8, 2010 7:24:08 PM

This is my set up.

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 600W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
* Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
With window 7

I have been able to oc to 3.69. But i was wondering if anyone could help me oc this to about 4.0. Thank you.

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a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2010 10:02:14 PM
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Up the voltage if you need to for stability, also, try and up the multi (though personally i've never oc'd intel chips before. What is your heatsink now? For instance i changed my thermal paste and got lower temps, now i can OC to 4.0 and be stable unlike before. Before my limit was 3.7
August 8, 2010 10:41:09 PM

MASSCOOL 8W5020F1M4 95mm
temps been ok. idle around 33c. and full load 45c.
Just was wondering if anyone knew the settings and what to do to get past 3.69. I get the 3.69 by usen the utilities oc settings.
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August 9, 2010 3:17:49 AM

If you want 4.0, you must use the bios to OC.

Go read the stickys or use google for a guide specific to your motherboard and CPU.

It is hella easy to get 4.0 on a stock cooler with that setup and using bios.

Basically you set the pci bus to 100, and you up the bclck, and vcore.
a b K Overclocking
August 9, 2010 3:32:18 AM

Lol Oh, you were using OC utilites that whole time? Well for stability on higher clocks you usually have to go into bios, I still use bios to OC all the time. The utilities can be useful but there not as great as the bios.
August 9, 2010 3:43:26 AM

thanks will play with and search.
August 16, 2010 11:48:46 PM

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