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Pentium E5200 O/C Performance And Efficiency

Guide: Overclocking AMD And Intel CPUs On A Budget
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Intel Dual-Core Test Settings

 

Default Settings

Overclock Settings

CPU

Intel Pentium E5200
2.50 GHz 2 MB L2 Cache, 1.26V

4.11 GHz, (12x 342 MHz), 1.40V

RAM

DDR3-800 CAS 6-6-6-15, 1.50V

DDR3-1368 CAS 5-5-5-12, 1.65V

Motherboard
MSI P45 Diamond LGA-775, P45/ICH10R, BIOS 1.5 (10/10/2009)
Graphics

Zotac GeForce GTX260²
576MHz GPU, 999 MHz Shader, 896MB GDDR3-2484

Hard Drive

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD30000HLFS
300 MB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB Cache

Sound

Integrated HD Audio

Networking

Integrated Gigabit LAN

Software

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1

Graphics

Forceware 182.08 Desktop


A CPU overclock of 64% yielded Sandra Arithmetic and Multimedia benchmark improvements of 63% and 64%, respectively.

Optimized memory settings resulted in a Sandra Memory Bandwidth improvement of 77% over default values.

At 1.40 volts, the overclocked Pentium E5200 required an average 34% power increase.

A performance increase of 64% with an average power increase of 34% allowed the overclocked E5200 to improve its efficiency by 22% over stock settings.

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