Originally Posted by everlast42987
on ol and rust system you have can you send my some links and pics of your setting used for your i3 550 over clock and link of overclocking how i would safely over clock this clarksdale chip
Actually, I'm also starting
to OC this chip. I do have some ideas of basic thresholds and speeds, but i suck at volts. I could point you to this
thread where it tells you what to get and a bit of what to do, but you'd be on your own, at least until i figure out how to do my own :/ Of course, that won't stop me from sharing with you what i find, and a couple OCing tips whenever you need them.
Also, not all chips OC the same. My chip, for example, may need 1.37v on vcore to reach 4.5 GHz, but yours might need only 1.30v *gross exaggeration*. Plus temps play a huge role. My i3, temporarily OC'd to 4.32 GHz (180 x24 @1.33v vcore) reaches a peak temp of 75Â°c on full load, which is nearing the unsafe region for any processor (even tho the top temp that this processor can stand is 105Â°c, but anything over 85c is dangerous IMHO). But i live on the tropic, where ambient temps can reach 35Â°c (and the processor can't be cooler than the ambient temps, unless you use extreme cooling methods, like dry ice or even liquid nitrogen which last too little to be efficient, or phase change, which might cost as much as your whole rig, or even more). If your ambient temps are lower than mine, or you get a better cooler, you could even go higher.
So, if you plan to OC the i3, i'd get a good aftermarket cooler as well. Stock won't simply cut it for speeds over 4 GHz. I've got an H50
, which is a damned good cooler (right between the top air coolers and the custom watercooling loops) but still, due to my high ambient temps, i get temps that high. You could still go a bit lower if your temps are cooler or you're money-limited, like a Hyper 212
, a Freezer 7 Pro
, or a Hyper N 520
, which are good coolers for the money. Of course, if you can afford an H50, by all means, go for it, but be careful, the radiator is HUGE, i had to mod my case to fit it outside, and running the pump through a hole in the case.
Also, SLI is running two or more equal Nvidia cards in sync, (ATI/AMD calls their technology Crossfire), but do not confuse this with having a dedicated PhysX card. SLI is having 2 cards of the same chip (like 2 560Ti's), paired on one SLI-able mobo, and tied together with the SLI bridge
. Both of them do all needed calculations, even PhysX. Dedicated PhysX cards are also combos of cards, usually a "higher" and a "lower" card (like pairing a GTX 560 Ti with one of my GTS 450. They do not need to be tied together with the SLI bridge, and the "lower" card only does PhysX calculations, where the "higher" card does everything else. The cards are not required to be on a SLI-ready mobo (as long as the mobo has one x16 and a x1 PCI-E slots it's good. Hell, there are even mods where you can make an Nvidia card do PhysX calculations for an ATI/AMD card). Some cards cannot even do SLI (like the lowly GT 520
), some can only do dual SLI (like the mid-range cards, like the GTX 550ti or the GTX 560ti's you wanna buy) and the highest level, and most expensive cards can do tri- or even quad-SLI (like the GTX 570/580/590's). For more info, read the SLI FAQ
that Nvidia has written about the SLI technology.Edited by Starbomba - 4/18/11 at 6:02pm