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How to overclock my intel i3 3.1 GHz processor?

Postposted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:40 am

Hello friends,
I want to overclock my Intel LGA 2100 i3 processor .technical specs are : ***spam link redacted*** ,It has a clock speed of 3.1 GHz ,and i want to overclock it till 3.5 GHz but i dont know the proper procedure to do it,Hence, i need clear procedure to overclock my Intel i3 processor ,and i'm a gamer and i want to use this processing capability in my pc games.and along with that i want to know what are the risk of overclocking,
please reply!!!
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Re: How to overclock my intel i3 3.1 GHz processor?

Postposted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:45 am

The i3 has a locked multiplier, and the bus that it rides has very limited flexibility. In short, you don't get to overclock an i3. Believe me, I have a 2100 and I've tried.
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Re: How to overclock my intel i3 3.1 GHz processor?

Postposted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:50 am

Unfortunately, the i3 2xxx CPUs cannot be overclocked by any appreciable amount. For the LGA1155 socket CPUs, only those with Turboboost can be overclocked by a useful amount.

(Technically - you can increase the BCLK or 'bus speed' by a few MHZ, every 1MHZ increase will give a CPU speed increase of 31MHz, but most of the time BCLK can only be increased by 3-5MHz at the most with 5MHz being unlikely. This would give 93-153 MHZ additional CPU speed, that's about 3-5% CPU speed increase which really wouldn't make a difference for most uses.)
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Re: How to overclock my intel i3 3.1 GHz processor?

Postposted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:55 am

Well, I've got bad news and good news:
Bad news (as stated by derFunkenstein): Intel Sandy Bridge processors are overclocked by increasing the CPU multiplier. Because of this, there are processors with a "K" suffix that indicate an unlocked multiplier (aka, they can be overclocked). You have to get into the i5 family before you get processors like the i5-2500K that are overclockable. Moral of the story, you're not going to get any kind of significant overclock from your i3-2100.

Good news: Intel Sandy Bridge processors run circles around the competition. Even your i3 can outgame AMDs Phenom and FX procesors. Here's another example. Enjoy your i3, it's a very solid performer.
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Re: How to overclock my intel i3 3.1 GHz processor?

Postposted on Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:43 am

Frankly i think Intel imposed this artificial lock on their CPUs to prevent AMD from going bankrupt. I mean, if i could overclock a low end i3 or entry level i5 i'd ditch my AMD system in heart beat. The reason why i don't have a "K" series CPU right now is ofc because the lowest priced one is too expensive for my budget (like it was for you as well when you built/bought your machine).

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Wait a minute, your nickname is Intelwomen and this is your first post? I smell trolling
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Re: How to overclock my intel i3 3.1 GHz processor?

Postposted on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:24 am

Arclight wrote:Wait a minute, your nickname is Intelwomen and this is your first post? I smell trolling

You are correct, +10xp in spam detection. ;)

I have removed the link spam and leaving the question intact. The spammer will be banned by the higher-ups. You may continue discussing the how, why, and impact on overclocking an i3 3.1GHz here.

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