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I really liked these little guys, and I am still using couple of i3-530s in couple of the rigs right now... They are cheap, and you can OC them pretty high... Even the 530s I have are no prob at 4.4Ghz, with temps never reaching above 65c using H50 and 2x 1000 RPM fans for my HTPC. You are going to see your GPU get throttled before you see CPU throttling for most midrange GPUs.
This is actually a 550. Multi at 24, so hopefully that means lower bclck for this budget board.
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post #12 of 12
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So I set it to 174 x 23. Set the voltage to 1.275 in the bios. Which cpuz reported at 1.28 and it was rock solid, not bouncing all over the place like some boards.

Ran prime 95 for an hour and the hottest temp peaked at 76, but everytime I checked it it was at 72-73. Very happy with the results. I know one hour is not a true stability test. But I saw a temp an 85c in HWmonitor that worried me. AUXTIN, but upon stopping prime it jumped up to 125c.

It seems on all my pcs there is always 1 reading with hwmonitor that is out of wack. So I am going to ignore it.

Thanks everyone for your help. I am going to do some runs with IBT and see how it fairs.
550D
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700K Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0+ SSC 4 x 4GB Samsung Green 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial 240gb Samsung EVO 250gb Corsair H80 Win7 Ultimate 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2560x1440p Quickfire TK MX Brown XFX 750w Black Edition Corsair 550D 
MouseMouse Pad
Lefty Deathadder X Trac Ripper XXL 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700K Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0+ SSC 4 x 4GB Samsung Green 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial 240gb Samsung EVO 250gb Corsair H80 Win7 Ultimate 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2560x1440p Quickfire TK MX Brown XFX 750w Black Edition Corsair 550D 
MouseMouse Pad
Lefty Deathadder X Trac Ripper XXL 
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