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i3 2100 easy to overclock?

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Hey,
Is overclocking the i3 2100 the same as the Core2 ones? I know both of them are different architecture. I'm talking on overclockability? Yes ? no? why?

Any help is appreciated smile.gif

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I3's are locked. Best i could get on my 2120 was 3.5Ghz with a 107 Bclk
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No. Locked multipier. Only way is FSB...
EDIT: EERRR Bclk! tongue.gif Old school me tongue.gif
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Can you guys please tell me about this Bclk? How different is it from FSB?
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i3 2100 is an extremely poor overclocker due to lock multiplier,hardy you will achieve 200mhz bump in its clock speed.
Only "k" series sandy bridge cpu's like i5 2500k & i7 2600k are good overclocker.
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Originally Posted by chip94;14645051 
Hey,
Is overclocking the i3 2100 the same as the Core2 ones? I know both of them are different architecture. I'm talking on overclockability? Yes ? no? why?

Any help is appreciated smile.gif

thank you

Chip,

I know its a cheap CPU relatively speaking to other ones. Take it from me, you'll want the i5-2500k or i7-2600k. The i3-2100, which I have, cannot be overclocked. At all! Yea, you can overclock fsb but you have to drop your memory speed to keep it stable and its a tad risky as I've heard to overclock fsb. Besides, you might be able to overclock it by like 200MHz, which is nothing. Just wait or save up a little more $$$ and get the better i5 chip if that's what you want. I'm regretting getting this i3, hopefully going to upgrade around christmas...

Hope your warned! wink.gif
post #7 of 10
The SB i3's are nothing like the previous i3 series chips... I was hoping they would have an unlocked multiplier but they didnt so i had to go with the 2500K
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S;14646636 
Chip,

I know its a cheap CPU relatively speaking to other ones. Take it from me, you'll want the i5-2500k or i7-2600k. The i3-2100, which I have, cannot be overclocked. At all! Yea, you can overclock fsb but you have to drop your memory speed to keep it stable and its a tad risky as I've heard to overclock fsb. Besides, you might be able to overclock it by like 200MHz, which is nothing. Just wait or save up a little more $$$ and get the better i5 chip if that's what you want. I'm regretting getting this i3, hopefully going to upgrade around christmas...

Hope your warned! wink.gif

Up your DMI to 106.0 and ba, you're overclocked
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S;14646636 
Chip,

I know its a cheap CPU relatively speaking to other ones. Take it from me, you'll want the i5-2500k or i7-2600k. The i3-2100, which I have, cannot be overclocked. At all! Yea, you can overclock fsb but you have to drop your memory speed to keep it stable and its a tad risky as I've heard to overclock fsb. Besides, you might be able to overclock it by like 200MHz, which is nothing. Just wait or save up a little more $$$ and get the better i5 chip if that's what you want. I'm regretting getting this i3, hopefully going to upgrade around christmas...

Hope your warned! wink.gif

Thanks for letting me know though I am sticking with my E7500 for the time being. Even I may upgrade to the 2500k during christmas biggrin.gif
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thanks for the info guys smile.gif
rep+ biggrin.gif
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