Hi, recently I just done my first overclock, its was a 540mhz overclock anyways, I did a 10 minute test with orthos and it was succesfull and my temps dont go high
so do you think i done well anyways below i will give u a pic also do u think i should do a test longer than 10 minutes?
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Also is this better than a really really cheap i3?
1) The E5x00 series overclocks very well. My E5300 OCed 1GHz from 2.6GHz to 3.6GHz at 1.31v. Your E5400 should overclock even higher.
2) A E5x00 is somewhat slower than the E8x00 due to less cache and less instruction sets I believe. My E5300 @ 3.4Ghz was about equal to a E8400 at 3.0GHz in CPU benchmarks. So it's maybe a 400MHz difference.
3) An i3 is clock per clock slightly better than the E8x00 series (The 2.9Ghz i3 edges out the 3.0GHz E8400 in benchmarks by a little bit). The i3 also has hyper threading, making it much better for multiple core programs.
So your 3.24GHz E5400 is going to be a bit slower than the entry i3 in single/dual core applications, and much slower in 2+ core applications.
4) From my predictions, I'd say you should get your E5400 to 3.6GHz-3.8GHz if you want to match the entry level 2.9GHz i3 in single/dual threaded applications.