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Windows 7: How could i overclock my intel i3 550?

21 Feb 2012   #1
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How could i overclock my intel i3 550?

I tried to do it in the bios but their are no power options related to overclocking at all, are there any good alternatives that won't fry my pc and turn it into a oven?


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21 Feb 2012   #2
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quick question, before you get all exited about overclocking. Why do you feel you need to do it?
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21 Feb 2012   #3
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just want to get some extra juice out of my pc

Im quite aware of what i should do
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21 Feb 2012   #4
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
Just want to get some extra juice out of my pc

Im quite aware of what i should do
i doubt any extra juice you get will be noticeable. Even with proper cooling, the gain is trivial. However you can go ahead if you want.
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21 Feb 2012   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Here is the problem that i3 processor you have...is not overclockable. Nothin will even try to overclock it.
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21 Feb 2012   #6
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh well i guess it isnt worth it then. Thank you for the answers
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22 Feb 2012   #7
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Here is the problem that i3 processor you have...is not overclockable. Nothin will even try to overclock it.

Why do you say that? You can overclock the i3-550. Your motherboard, chipset, and BIOS have to support it though.
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22 Feb 2012   #8
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Here is the problem that i3 processor you have...is not overclockable. Nothin will even try to overclock it.

Why do you say that? You can overclock the i3-550. Your motherboard, chipset, and BIOS have to support it though.
Well it is a a prebuilt pc so that should have been expected

I find my pc to be really slow although its clean of everything, virus junk files, defragment etc.

Should i start looking into a new pc or what?
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22 Feb 2012   #9
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

That is different than saying the processor is not oveclockable though. I expect the BIOS on the PC won't let you.
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22 Feb 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Here is the problem that i3 processor you have...is not overclockable. Nothin will even try to overclock it.

Why do you say that? You can overclock the i3-550. Your motherboard, chipset, and BIOS have to support it though.
Well it is a a prebuilt pc so that should have been expected

I find my pc to be really slow although its clean of everything, virus junk files, defragment etc.

Should i start looking into a new pc or what?
Replace the HDD with a SSD and you will get a BIG performance boost - and the laptop will run cooler too. That will beat any CPU overclock.

The extra CPU juice you would really only notice in very specific allplications like e.g. video encoding. But the extra juice from the SSD you will see all around (except for the web where you depend on your line speed).
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