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Hello,

I'm really new to this and don't know where to start. I've read some forums and threads on this same forum and I hardly understand something. I just wanted to add some potential to my CPU cause i think it bottlenecks a bit my GTX 650 Ti.

Could I get any help? Here are my specs.

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz 50 °C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology


RAM
8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7H55-M/USB3 (LGA1156) 37 °C

Graphics
ASUS VS197 (1366x768@60Hz)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc) 32 °C

Storage
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 ATA Device (SATA) 38 °C

Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70 ATA Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device

Audio
SB Tactic3D Rage USB
post #2 of 6
Search is your friend my man, try looking here
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Thanks so much! Looking but any help will be much apreciated smile.gif
post #4 of 6
I've not OC'd your chip before so I'm uncertain. It varies from board to board and chip to chip, but that should give you a rough idea. smile.gif
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Search google for "Clarkedale overclocking guide", follow it and you'll get your overclock. Takes some time and patience though. 25-50 Max IBT runs should be enough to finalize stability. If you're on stock cooler you'll probably be limited to 4-4.1Ghz, though that should be enough for a 650 Ti.
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So so so many thanks, m8. I'm going to do that right now smile.gif
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