i3-6100 should I OC?

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  1. Skawng

    Skawng Member

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    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.
     
  2. perz

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    Pretty sure you can't overclock it? :paranoid:

    [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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  3. rickoles

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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.
     
  4. havabeer

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    Wouldn't bother, especially if you have to go chasing old bios's
     
  5. ipv6ready

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    But he/she might like playing with old tech.

    We still have a thread for Winxp benching I see come up lol.
     
  6. SKITZ0_000

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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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