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Is it worth overclocking an i3 CPU

The CPU is i3-530 @ 2.9Ghz. Never overclocking any CPU in my life wouldnt mind giving it a go.
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Free speed, why not overclock it.

Plus it is fun to learn, and see how far you can get it to go.

But i warn you, it is addicting.

EDIT:
Check this link for instructions on how to:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...i5-i7-3-a.html
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Of course it's worth it, those 32nm chips clock real nicely.
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