Intel noob here, help please

techie81

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I just got an i5 and a gigabyte P55-UD3R at frys for a great price and have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to overclocking since I have been on an AMD system for so long.

Let me know if this looks good to you.

HSF = CM Hyper 212+
RAM= Patriot DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 4Gb (2x2GB) running at 1.5v

It has been prime stable for about 45 mins.



Thanks for the recommendations!
 

LittlePud

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Nice Vcore there, only 1.008 under full load! I would try 180, 190, and 200 BLCK speeds. Crank up the Vcore slowly (0.0125 V increments) when you hit stability issues. For best safety, don't go past 1.4 Vcore and 1.2 VTT. Remember to keep your VDIMM within 0.5 V of VTT (and preferably below 1.65 V). 3.4 GHz is plenty fast for normal usage -- is this system for 24x7 use or just for benchmarking?
 

techie81

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Nice Vcore there, only 1.008 under full load! I would try 180, 190, and 200 BLCK speeds. Crank up the Vcore slowly (0.0125 V increments) when you hit stability issues. For best safety, don't go past 1.4 Vcore and 1.2 VTT. Remember to keep your VDIMM within 0.5 V of VTT (and preferably below 1.65 V). 3.4 GHz is plenty fast for normal usage -- is this system for 24x7 use or just for benchmarking?

Thanks for the tips! This is my main system, 24x7 use.
 

LittlePud

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I wouldn't try to push past 4 GHz on a P55 platform for a primary 24x7 system, esp. on a Foxconn socket (all Gigabytes are Foxconn) given the potential meltdown issues due to current draw.
 
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