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What do you all think about running a i5-750 or i5-760 on a gigabyte ga-h55m-s2h board?
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3523#ov

Will it overclock to 4GHz without any problems? Will be for heavy gaming.

Will this P55 board be better? ok for 4GHz OC in heavy gaming?
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I would personally take the P55 board, its got cooling on the mosfet's which is better for pushing higher OC's. Im running my i5 760 at 3.4GHz fine on my h55, but im sure the P55 would be much better.
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Thanks for the reply!
Did you try overclocking higher than 3.4GHz on your H55N-USB3 board? Is there a reason your OC is at 3.4GHz?
     
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Originally Posted by Partol;13816352 
Thanks for the reply!
Did you try overclocking higher than 3.4GHz on your H55N-USB3 board? Is there a reason your OC is at 3.4GHz?

Got it at 3.4GHz only because I got no mosfet cooling, the chip easily could be pushed more than that. Just ordered some mosfet coolers so I might try to get it to 3.7-3.8GHz.
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I think I understand. You are "playing safe" at 3.4GHz until you get better mosfet cooling. Sorry if I ask too many questions, but how did you choose 3.4GHz? did something bad happen at 3.5GHz+ and you lowered to 3.4GHz?

I am trying to find out the limits on these H55 boards. Trying to find out the dangers of too high overclock. Are there any warning signs that the overclock is too high?
     
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Just looked around at what other people were running with my board. I also undervolted my CPU so Im thinking im fine at 3.4GHz I could run it at 4GHz but im not sure how long the mosfets would last.
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Smart thinking on the undervolt. thumb.gif I see you are being cautious.
Thanks for the info. have to go now. I will check this thread again tomorrow.
     
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well thats the board i have (s2h) managed to get my 650 to 4.5 on it but my chip does run cooler and a little less power.
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Found this on Amder's H55N-USB3 board.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3769/reviewed-gigabyte-h55nusb3-miniitx-done-the-gigabyte-way/2

"3.66GHz is the upper level of what is achievable during Linpack with a HT enabled i7 processor. It’s not the greatest overclock, but is better than what some of the other H55 mini-TX boards can manage and is competitive with DFI’s MI-T36, aside from it being easier to cool the processor on the latter due to a better layout. Out of interest, we did attempt multiplier only overclocking too, but found that same overall CPU clock speed limit – any higher and the board shuts down during Linpack.

Should you opt for an i5-750 Lynnfield, CPU speeds up to 3.8GHz should be sustainable, provided you can find a way to keep the CPU cool enough under heavy loads."

Edited by Partol - 6/10/11 at 2:11am
     
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post #10 of 11
why not just go P55? its not like its expensive...
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