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Overclocking An Intel Core I3 3220

Hey Everyone

I just want to ask you people How To overclock An core i3 3220...

I want to know because im going to order me one on monday...

Sorry if there is already a thread butt I didnt find it...


Thank You


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    you can't - not really. the i3 has a "locked multiplier" so the only way would be to raise the base clock- Bclk and that is not advisable since you RAM and PCI bus (graphics) runs off that and would cause instability issues. you can go for a 3%-6% gain; raising it to 103 to 106 but that little won't make any difference at all.
  2. If you want to overclock, get an i5 k series or an fx black edition processor. the i3s are locked.
  3. You don't need to overclock the i3.
  4. why not???

    I think its not neccesery overclocking ... Rather buy a new cpu... But i was just wondering

    Should i get me a 7870 Or an i3 , motherboard and ram????
  5. Get an i3.
  6. thanks...

    How does this sound

    Gigabyte p75-d3 mobo

    8 gigabyte transcend jet ram 1600 2x 4gb

    And ofcourse i3 3220
  7. Pieter_27 said:
    thanks...

    How does this sound

    Gigabyte p75-d3 mobo

    8 gigabyte transcend jet ram 1600 2x 4gb

    And ofcourse i3 3220

    if you can get a 15 they are much better performance wise
  8. yes but it is like R1600 For an 3330 i5
  9. you're fine.

    you may get better performance in single threaded apps/games than a i5-3330 with the i3's slightly higher clock speed.
  10. Okay Things Changed Im geting me a 3240 With A h61m-S2p From gigabyte And a Asus gtx 470
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