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Is it worth overclocking intel i3 540?

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I got a intel i3 540 and i have over clocked it to 4.20ghz... do you think it was worth £245.... for mb, ram, cpu cooler, cpu...

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post #2 of 8
Why what did you have before?
And yes it was worth overclocking.
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i had a amd 4400+ but i am meaning would i have been worth a amd instead for the money....
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post #4 of 8
Ok umm you probably would have been able to get a quad amd, but the i3 is still pretty good. I personally would have gone with intel, most games at the moment only use 2 cores anyway etc.
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post #5 of 8
It depends on what you're doing really, the amd equivalent will net you the same performance in basically everything for the same price. The equivalent amd cpu is an athlon x4 which is beaten by an overclocked i3 in most real world tasks except video editing.
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yeh the i3 is good as it can be overclocked stupidly... i can get mine toy 4.5ghz and stable but needs better cooling.... and amds are hard to over clock.... and my board i have for amd is a ddr2 so im better with a i3 all round haha... m just needing a new gpu and case and psu........
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by ColdRush;12467113 
It depends on what you're doing really, the amd equivalent will net you the same performance in basically everything for the same price. The equivalent amd cpu is an athlon x4 which is beaten by an overclocked i3 in most real world tasks except video editing.

yeh you have a i3 530 and i bet your happy with that... im happy with my i3 540... and for me being only 12 its not to bad...
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post #8 of 8
Yeah i3's are good clockers, I have one in my backup rig atm. Its as fast as my Q6600 at normal stuff the Q6600 has a slight edge in multithreaded apps but considering the i3 was $100 and the Q6600 was over $300 when I got it, there a great deal imo.
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