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2 years ago#1
Hey guys, I see a lot of people overclocking their proccessor (this specific one) to 3.7 GHz. And I know this particular CPU is locked, but how are they still overclocking it? im still new to the PC gaming world. I was to raise the GHz a bit as I think my CPU is bottlenecking me pretty bad.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost
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2 years ago#2
you can raise the turbo boost up 4 bins or 400mhz on locked non "K" cpus like the i5 you have.
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2 years ago#3
Ah do I do that through BIOS?
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Steam: xxtwisted26xx
"When you play the games of thrones, you win or you die. Theres no middle ground" - Cersei Lannister to Eddard Stark
2 years ago#4
There's also a setting in Catalyst Control Center under Performance--->AMD OverDrive that shows:

High Performance GPU Clock settings 950 MHz

high Performance memory clock settings: 1425
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Steam: xxtwisted26xx
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2 years ago#5
your gpu is not your cpu
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^ this
2 years ago#6
Is there a reason you didn't get the 3570k? You bought a Z77 motherboard design for overclocking, but you got a processor not meant for that.
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2 years ago#7
Ah sorry Im a noob at all this! Oh, but also if I wanted my memory to run at 1600 (I have 8 gigs of RAM) shouldnt the memory clock be 1600 or is that something else?
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Steam: xxtwisted26xx
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2 years ago#8
castrejon04 posted...
Is there a reason you didn't get the 3570k? You bought a Z77 motherboard design for overclocking, but you got a processor not meant for that.



This was the first PC I built and I made it at the beginning of the summer. I had originally planned on making a budget gaming PC that can run most games on medium settings. But then I got addicted to newegg and its sales and got more items :P. I want to upgrade the CPU but school is starting up again and now Im broke </3
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Steam: xxtwisted26xx
"When you play the games of thrones, you win or you die. Theres no middle ground" - Cersei Lannister to Eddard Stark
2 years ago#9
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Ah sorry Im a noob at all this! Oh, but also if I wanted my memory to run at 1600 (I have 8 gigs of RAM) shouldnt the memory clock be 1600 or is that something else?




LordSeifer posted...
your gpu is not your cpu

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^ this
2 years ago#10
Anyone? :(
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