Celeron i3-G530: Overclock?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by GamingDaemon, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. GamingDaemon

    GamingDaemon Senior member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Is it possible to overclock the Celeron i3-G530? If so, it it done by modifying the BLCK multiplier? And can I do that on an H61 mobo, or does it need to be on a Z68 mobo?

    Thanks in advance...
    :)
     
  2. Kristijonas

    Kristijonas Senior member

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    It is not i3-G530, it's "Celeron G530".

    And no, it's not possible to overclock the processor, on no motherboard. But, it should be possible to overclock the integrated graphics.
     
  3. IntelEnthusiast

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    The Intel® Celeron® G530 isnt designed to be an unlocked processor so while you can get some small overclocking out of it it won't be anything like the Intel Core™ i5-2500K. We have two chipset in the "6" that does allow the overclocking of the Intel Core i5-2500K that is the P67 and the Z68 chipset. H61 and H67 and Q67 won't allow overclocking of the core clock speed.

    Christian Wood
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  4. GamingDaemon

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    Ok, thank you. You have answered two of my posts today! :) This is going in a low-power HTPC, with a discrete nVidia 430 video card, so overclocking really won't be necessary. I was more curious than anything else.

    The i3-G530 can do Blu Ray playback, of course. But, I am going with the nVidia 430 card so I have more options to handle the nefarious 23.976Hz issue that everyone struggles with. This article helped me decided on the 430:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4380/discrete-htpc-gpus-shootout/16
     
  5. toyota

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    lol, stop calling it an i3.
     
  6. GamingDaemon

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    Ok :) I keep thinking it is in the i3 class/category.
     
  7. T_Yamamoto

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    but its not xD
     
  8. Zap

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    Slight distinction. The i3 has Hyperthreading and 3MB cache. The G530 doesn't have Hyperthreading, and only has 2MB cache. Also, I think it lacks Quicksync support that the i3 has.
     
  9. Bman123

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    For the price the celeron is a very good cpu, i have no issues with mine at all
     
  10. Zap

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    I agree, but some may not feel the same. I was telling my boss about it and his first reaction was "ugh, Celeron." He just couldn't get over the name due to historic reasons, even after I told him it was a Sandy Bridge dual core.
     
  11. Spikesoldier

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    Correct. Intel killed overclocking on low and almost all mid and high-range chips beginning with Sandy Bridge.

    In OP's case, the last sub-$99 chip that you could overclock significantly would be the first gen Core i3/Pentium Clarkdales, and as an added bonus, these chips also don't care if you are using a low or high end Intel chipset.

    I love my Core i5 750 @ 4.0 though. The days of picking up a lower end Intel chip and overclocking like crazy is over. Now you gotta pay to play. Sucks for us gamers and enthusiasts on a budget.
     
  12. Bman123

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    I would be lying if i tried to say i didnt think the same thing at first until i did some research. The old celerons were terrible but this g530 is a whole different class of cpu. I really wish intel wouldnt of named it celeron that alone will steer people away from it unless they do some kind of research.
     
  13. sm625

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    Why not buy one of those $329 Gateway A6-3400M notebooks and use that as an HTPC?
     
  14. KayVeeEmm

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    I have not seen an A6-3400M laptop this cheap. Perhaps it's an A4-3300M or lower?

    If it's indeed an A6-3400M, then I will want a link on that. ;)
     
  15. GamingDaemon

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    I'm a believer after only just a few days of using it. In my mind, it's an "Intel G530 Sandy Bridge". Period.
     
  16. ElFenix

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    the "old" i3-530 is a tremendous overclocker.

    the celeron g530 is pretty well locked down so no real overclocking potential.

    stock clocks the i3-530 is going to be trading blows with the celeron g530.

    overclocked the i3-530 would destroy the celeron g530.

    problem is, the i3-530 is on a now EOL'd platform.
     
  17. toyota

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    I dont see how the Celeron g530 could trade blows with the i3 530. Sandy Bridge only has a 10&#37; advantage clock for clock with the same specs and the i3 530 is clocked much higher, has more cache and has HT.
     
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    maybe not quite trading blow but it's going to be close. the pentium G620 is wins a few and is close in nearly everything else compared to a i3 530
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/406?vs=118

    the G530 only differs from the G620 by a couple hundred MHz and some cache so i don't think it's that much slower. could be wrong. the comparometer doesn't have the G530, unfortunately.
     
  19. pepeOO

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    Sorry for my english

    Okey, this is an ooooold topic, but I have to say than the G530 is a very powerful procesor and incredible for the price. I have an internet cofee and when I tested it and looked the price I just updated my 20 machines with them. It almost can run 2 1080p youtube videos at the same time (almost because you see a little shuttering with 2) and 1 with less than 50% cpu use (it is less than 50 but I don't remember now exactly how much), and it is ultra responsive. For HD movies, web surfing and office, it is a rocket (of course with all the aero efects on)

    I have a i7-2600 and I build a pc for my girlfriend with a g530 and a dell 24' with 1920*1200 resolution, it isn't easy to see the diferent in normal use.

    Sorry to resurect this topic but this "celeron" deserved it :sneaky:

    You can only overclock the gpu of the procesor with any mobo from the 20 multi to 24-25
     
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  20. lagokc

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    The only "old celerons" that were terrible were the original L2-cacheless 266 and 300 from 1998. Starting with the 300A Celerons were great bang for your buck and highly overclockable. Ok the Pentium 4 based ones were awful but the Pentium 4 was just awful so you can't really blame the Celerons for that.
     
  21. SammichPG

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    Intel killed budget overclocking trying to sell higher end parts, my (small) business will go to AMD instead.

    A disgruntled e2160@3ghz owner.
     
  22. VirtualLarry

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    Well, the P4 Celerons were very cache-straited, so that's why they were so much worse than a "real" P4, even though compared to modern CPUs, the P4 isn't much of a CPU either.
     
  23. SPBHM

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    Celeron 300A, 633, e3300, g1011 and a few others could be overclocked by 50%!

    ahh, the good old days before lga 1155...
    G530 is limited to around 5% OC.
     
  24. lagokc

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    A lot of those early Celerons (300A, 366) could even be hacked to run in dual-socket boards in addition to a 50% overclock. I knew more than one guy with a cheap powerful dual-CPU computer back in the day. :awe:
     
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