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Old 16th January 2017, 7:32 PM   #1
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Default i3-6100 should I OC?

My cousin just gave me a 6100, but I already have a 7600k, I have a spare z170 board (I bought a z270 max IX) do you think it's worth it to oc ? I'll use it basically for a lan rig.
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Old 19th January 2017, 3:29 PM   #2
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Pretty sure you can't overclock it?

[edit] Well there ya go, you can overclock it, if so just go for it. Go for something not too crazy like 4.2 or something.

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Old 19th January 2017, 4:33 PM   #3
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You can only overclock it with a specific out-dated bios that ran the sky-OC which came out around 6 months back.

I wouldn't bother.
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Old 19th January 2017, 6:44 PM   #4
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Wouldn't bother, especially if you have to go chasing old bios's
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Old 19th January 2017, 7:02 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by havabeer View Post
Wouldn't bother, especially if you have to go chasing old bios's
But he/she might like playing with old tech.

We still have a thread for Winxp benching I see come up lol.
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Old 25th February 2017, 3:26 PM   #6
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I know this is an old thread, but you most definitely should overclock it.

Depending on the spare Z170 board you have, chances are you won't have to roll back to some ancient bios. I know in the case of Asrock boards, they reintroduced SkyOC as soon as the whole intel QQ blew over, even my board with the current Kaby bios will still SkyOC an i3.

I know of two SkyOC'd i3 6100's, both running at 4.625ghz (37x125) at ~1.38-1.4v (depending on the vdroop on the board).

My 6100 was 2h prime stable at 1.39v but then I bumped it up to 1.4v for a bit of a buffer, dual cores are frugal and run cool so it's worth it.

CPU is stable and faultless, he 125 bclk lets you run some normal memory dividers and at 4.625 that's a 25% performance increase. I was playing Ghost Recon Wildlands beta last night, which seems to be a bit cpu thirsty (but threaded well) on 3.7 it was >85% consistently on all threads with spikes to 100% and frame drops, at 4.625 we're at a friendlier 70% and rarely hit that 100% on even a single thread.

You would be silly not to .

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Old 25th February 2017, 8:58 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by SKITZ0_000 View Post
You would be silly not to .
Yes, he would...


This is where I got my BIOS from to overclock my i5 6500 to 4.2GHz stable. You will most definitely need an after market cooler to do it.
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