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Question Are i3-6100 and 1050 Ti worth overclocking?

blackarrow

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Hello

I never tried to OC hardware, but I might try to do in the future. Right now I have i3-6100 and MSI 1050 Ti.
Are these parts worth overclocking?
How much is motherboard important in the process or is it only a quality and power of PSU what counts?

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An i3-6100 isn't overclockable no matter what mobo you have. So there's that.

You can OC the 1050Ti using MSI Afterburner.
First you say it isn't overclockable then you say BCLK overclocking. SMH. I have overclocked my i3-6100 to 4.25GHz with the exact same motherboard I bought since 2016, which was my first pc and at that time I had no idea what overclocking was about, without any need to update BIOS. I have an ASROCK Z170 Pro4S. i3-6100 is a non-k meaning intel has locked it's cpu multiplier so the only way to overclock is adjusting bclk which affects not just cpu frequency but also memory and cache and fclk frequencies. There is a detailed guide here I have linked below. Don't be intimidated, oc is easy. You will get blue screens and black screens, be calm this is a normal process of overclocking. For my motherboard, there is something called "Press X to enable x boost sky oc" which overrides the intel microcodes that lock your cpu at your stock speed, in this case 3.7GHz. It's important to make sure that your specific motherboard is able to overclock/ override intel's microcodes that lock non-k cpus from being overclocked. Also, if you get comfortable with overclocking you can delid your cpu to get much lower temps and maybe even a higher overclock or quieter fan. You don't need a 40 dollar delidding tool just a simple razor blade, liquid metal, and nail polish.


https://www.tweaktown.com/guides/7481/tweaktowns-ultimate-intel-skylake-overclocking-guide/index.html
 
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First you say it isn't overclockable then you say BCLK overclocking. SMH. I have overclocked my i3-6100 to 4.25GHz with the exact same motherboard I bought since 2016, which was my first pc and at that time I had no idea what overclocking was about, without any need to update BIOS. I have an ASROCK Z170 Pro4S. i3-6100 is a non-k meaning intel has locked it's cpu multiplier so the only way to overclock is adjusting bclk which affects not just cpu frequency but also memory and cache and fclk frequencies. There is a detailed guide here I have linked below. Don't be intimidated, oc is easy. You will get blue screens and black screens, be calm this is a normal process of overclocking. For my motherboard, there is something called "Press X to enable x boost sky oc" which overrides the intel microcodes that lock your cpu at your stock speed, in this case 3.7GHz. It's important to make sure that your specific motherboard is able to overclock/ override intel's microcodes that lock non-k cpus from being overclocked. Also, if you get comfortable with overclocking you can delid your cpu to get much lower temps and maybe even a higher overclock or quieter fan. You don't need a 40 dollar delidding tool just a simple razor blade, liquid metal, and nail polish.


https://www.tweaktown.com/guides/7481/tweaktowns-ultimate-intel-skylake-overclocking-guide/index.html
I wouln't waste my time delidding a i3 6100 and potentially breaking it.
 
I wouln't waste my time delidding a i3 6100 and potentially breaking it.
They were only $100 when new and go for less than $50 now. When I delidded mine, I opened up 20C of thermal headroom, and that was when they were new and still over $100. Was worth it then, but way more worth it now. Oops it broke, I guess I'll have to get an i5-6400 for $40 omg...
 

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