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Hello im new to this site and i'm looking for help on overclocking an i3 to 4ghz
its a i3 540 on a foxconn h55m-s motherboard with 4gb ddr3 1333mhz memory
i can get it to 4ghz but then it wont boot into windows. Ive read all of the overclocking guides but none of them help. i think i need 1600mhz memory or a graphics card (intel graphics are crap).
post #2 of 53
what BCLK/Multi are you using?

you can set the ram divider to stay as close to 1333 as possible, but 1600mhz ram certainly will help.

Also, what is your VTT?

Just a quick rundown, for my i3, which just so happens to also be @4ghz (4007mhz) the settings i use are as followed:

185 BCLK
22x cpu
~1400mhz mem (cant remember exactly)
cpu volts: 1.325
VTT: 1.325

it will take minor tweaking and plenty of stress testing, just go slow and take your time. I did, and my rig is rock solid 24/7 4ghz as well as awesome temp wise.

EDIT: i am not completely sure on this, but i think you will have to be careful since you are using the onboard graphics, since when you change the BCLK, you are also overclocking the GPU portion of the chip, which does not overclock extremely well. I have a dedicated GPU, and a P55 chipset, so my exact voltages WILL vary from what yours needs.

And i would be really worried overclocking very far with that board. on the foxconn site it doesnt state anywhere how many phases it has, which helps with getting the CPU/mobo clean, consistent power, as well as not having phase cooling at all...
Edited by Fooxz - 3/31/11 at 7:16am
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ill post a picture of the bios
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Dont expect much from that motherboard..
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Dont expect much from that motherboard..
This, you beat me to it. haha
     
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i know it's crap. i blame novatech for supplying them with their bundles
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Get a P55 Board!
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i know it's crap. i blame novatech for supplying them with their bundles


Can you overclock at all with it? I mean if you can get 3.6ghz do it. Get it stable then progress higher.
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anyhow i might just save up for a sandy bridge or a bulldozer
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i got 3.80 out of it and ran prime for 8 hours but it bsod halfway through
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