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My First Overclock - SUCCESS

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October 2, 2010 3:40:56 PM

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?

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October 2, 2010 5:07:36 PM

That is a decent overclock, to make sure it's 100% stable you should test for several hours, sometimes there just has to be the right conditions to make it fail.

Your CPU is about equal to an E8500 per core, so I would say it's on par per core of an i3:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu,257...

This is, of course, if hyperthreading isn't being used, but a dual core with 4 threads will get used quite a bit with today's multi-threaded software.
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October 2, 2010 5:22:16 PM

Getting back to the other points of the thread,
Gratx on your first Oc man, first steps are often the wobbliest so well done
go for longer tests on stability yes and keep your temps in mind too
Moto
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October 3, 2010 2:20:36 AM

I got it to 3309.5mhz so now its a 604mhz overclock
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October 3, 2010 2:23:31 AM

gratz on the OC, now go play some games and put it to good use
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October 3, 2010 2:26:51 AM

Quote:
E8500 is light years ahead than OP's cpu.Brush up your knowledge before posting.
ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=33911,40478,


If you mean by 4mb of cache, then you are correct. Clock for clock, they aren't that far apart and at high clocks they will even out pretty well.

Also, please stop with the attitude. This is supposed to be a helpful and friendly community, if you can't get with that then get out.
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October 3, 2010 2:46:23 AM

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E8500 is light years ahead than OP's cpu.


actually the Pentium E5400 (2009) came out after the C2D E8500 (2008)...get it "ahead"...."came out after".... :na: 
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October 3, 2010 3:04:37 AM

ct1615 said:
actually the Pentium E5400 (2009) came out after the C2D E8500 (2008)...get it "ahead"...."came out after".... :na: 

You sir, have just destroyed this thread with a pun.

*laughs a little on the inside*
Well, it was ok to say the least, so I'll let you off with a warning. A head might come off if you do this again...sorry that's the best I got. ;) 
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October 3, 2010 3:05:00 AM

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.
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