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i3-530 Cheap Ride...Full of Thrills

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SamSaveMax

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Like the title said, it's my turn for a Cheap Ride...Full of Thrills. Well, atleast that's what I would hoped for.

Never thought that I would buy this...but WTH...mobo combo from Fry's today ad:
i5-530 box + Biostar TH55B HD = $135 - $15 MIR = $120
I've never use mid nor high end GPU anyway...so that saved me $50 for an entry level GPU on top of it.

To run it, rams from my i5-750 will be borrowed. I already have a brand new 1TB Hitachi bought $59 on sale back in Nov....with an Antec Earthwatts 380W $19. (edit: actually was $29)
And a stock HSF with copper core unused from my i5-750 to finish it off.

I'll keep posted...with my cheap ride. :)

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EDIT: A new CPU replaced.

KINGSTON_4516MHz_22x205_Prime95_sFFTs_33min_LOAD
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http://i37.tinypic.com/20psopx.jpg


KINGSTON_4516MHz_22x205_Primep95_sFFTs_35min_IDLE_HALT
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http://i37.tinypic.com/axh3iu.jpg

i3-530_NEW_4972.6MHz_999-28_SuperPI_8.502s
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http://i37.tinypic.com/bhb0o2.jpg
 
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reap3r

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Like the title said, it's my turn for a Cheap Ride...Full of Thrills. Well, atleast that's what I would hoped for.

Never thought that I would buy this...but WTH...mobo combo from Fry's today ad:
i5-530 box + Biostar TH55B HD = $135 - $15 MIR = $120
I've never use mid nor high end GPU anyway...so that saved me $50 for an entry level GPU on top of it.

To run it, rams from my i5-750 will be borrowed. I already have a brand new 1TB Hitachi bought $59 on sale back in Nov....with an Antec Earthwatts 380W $19.
And a stock HSF with copper core unused from my i5-750 to finish it off.

I'll keep posted...with my cheap ride. :)

fdbx5f.jpg

Good lord... now that's what I like to call a bargain.. lucky you! :p
 
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SamSaveMax

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OK, here is my first quick run on XP mostly on AUTO.
Unable to boot into Windows at 180bclk....but 175bclk was fine without Vcore added.
I'm going to install Windows 7 and believed it or not, I do have another CM V8 being saving for that i7-930....guess not.
It looks like Coretemp does not functions properly as far as reporting temp in realtime. It probably is outdated.

QuickRunOnXP_i3-530_009_175bclk_AUTO_P95sFFTs_LOAD
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http://i49.tinypic.com/6gbrpk.jpg

QuickRunOnXP_i3-530_011_175bclk_AUTO_SuperPI_1M_10.844s
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http://i50.tinypic.com/4h60bb.jpg
 

Cyborg

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It looks like Coretemp does not functions properly as far as reporting temp in realtime. It probably is outdated.

in W7, go to start and type "msconfig" into your search field.
click on "Boot" and then on "Advanced"
click or unclick (whichever it is), the "number of processors" field.
Reboot the computer and it should work.
 
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SamSaveMax

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I've got one incoming that's the exact same batch. You get yours in San Diego?

I got it in the Bay Area.

I must have hit a wall on this board or something. Couldn't get pass 200bclk. Even at 196blck is shaky....otherwise at 195bclk is fine. Tried 21x205 but no avail.

Earlier it hit 80 degrees at 185bclk with i5-750's heatsink......CM V8 is on it now....20 degrees trimmed and not even at its full speed of 2000rpm. Going to test some more.

P95sFFTs_LOAD
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http://i50.tinypic.com/2ebebv6.jpg

P95sFFTs_STOP
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http://i48.tinypic.com/25kr66t.jpg

P95sFFTs_SuperPI_1M_9.890s
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http://i46.tinypic.com/10qfel3.jpg
 
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SamSaveMax

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Well, this is the best that I can come up with this overclock.
22*197bclk and also overclocked IGP from its GPU clock of 733MHz to 1182MHz.

P95sFFTs_LOAD_17min
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http://i47.tinypic.com/2napag8.jpg

P95sFFTs_17min_Idle_STOP
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http://i47.tinypic.com/10igj2q.jpg

CinbenchR10_SingleCPU_5952_MultiCPU_13635
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http://i49.tinypic.com/kb26hu.jpg

Geekbench_7073
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http://i48.tinypic.com/34pds0n.jpg

NuclearusMC_16890mark
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http://i45.tinypic.com/9s6y2r.jpg

PassMarkPerfTest_1822.8
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http://i49.tinypic.com/2u56yar.jpg

PassMarkPerfTest_1822.8_CPU_TAB
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http://i46.tinypic.com/hte5gi.jpg

SuperPI_1M_9.828s
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http://i48.tinypic.com/s30jfb.jpg

iSuperPI_32M_9m22.344s
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http://i50.tinypic.com/2d9ocjr.jpg
 
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Not bad at all! Especially for a "cheap ride" :D

Thanks m8. I think what stops it going further is due to its IGP. But overall, it does feels quite snappy compared to my E84/E8500 at 4.25GHz.



CinbenchR11.5_OpenGL_2.44fps_CPU_3.62pt Hyper Threading ON
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http://i45.tinypic.com/2q9a146.jpg

CinbenchR11.5_OpenGL_2.45fps_CPU_2.78pts_HT_OFF Hyper Threading OFF
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http://i48.tinypic.com/9amlbr.jpg

IBT_10loops_MAXIMUM_1549.67s ........Hyper Threading OFF .....is very cool
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http://i47.tinypic.com/9vdona.jpg

WEI.........rating for IGD is quite good
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http://i47.tinypic.com/2w3oqs7.jpg

Finalized. All power savings turned ON and lowest fan speed setting of 800rpm for quietness with 2hrs P95 sFFTs.

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http://i50.tinypic.com/2mf18np.jpg

P95sFFTs_LowSpeedFan_LOAD_2hrs10min_IDLE_STOP
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http://i47.tinypic.com/2zqcyo6.jpg
 
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