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Inspiron 570 owners- our machine is overclockable and man does it make a difference

I'll post a writeup shortly on what I did, but it actually ended up being extremely simplistic, wipes out all of the other annoying freeware that either serves no purpose or expires after a trial period and takes up resources- and most importantly unlocks the multiplier for the CPU. I just bought a new Intel 520 to upgrade the Intel 330 that I have running my OS and applications right now, but last night before adding the new drive I decided to do three Passmark runs using the configuration I'd set the score in my signature with....

First test: Factory CPU clocks, GPU overclock by standard 60mhz for me = system score 2869, CPU composite score 4534

Second test: Overclocked CPU to 3800mhz, same GPU overclock = system score 3095, CPU composite score 4898

Third test: Overclock CPU to 3900mhz, same GPU overclock = system score 3196, CPU composite score 5129

So..... wow. The most amazing part is that I left OCCT running for temp monitoring. Afterward I looked at the peaks- it got to 50c max during the second test, 52c max during the third. I still have room to go with the CPU I believe, and this is before I even install the much faster SSD or actually tune my GPU clock and memory to match the new processor.

Out of disclosure, obviously I should warn this would void your warranty in every fathomable way, both with Dell and the component manufacturers for the upgrade parts you have- but right now I'm proud to be able to respond to the i7 owners on other forums who do nothing but bash Dell- I can just post the screen capture I saved of the system specs and overall score.... which is indeed higher than some of the i7 punks are bragging about. :emotion-11:

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FX-8350 @ 4.7ghz  / Phenom X4 @ 4.3ghz
i570 #2 project In progress 

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Haven't finished the whole tech write-up yet, but here is a sampling of the potential upside. Note my signature for previous best system score- this is a screencap of the test run with the CPU @ 3900mhz, which you can confirm by looking at the OCCT details for max CPU speed. Temps look reasonable too for an OC'ed benchmark test. I have tested up to 4200mhz as stable, but have yet to benchmark with that type of OC in this heat (it was almost 100 here in socal today and almost 80 in my office with the AC on). Worth noting that regular computing with the new settings is instantaneous. I can open 16MP picture files or watch 1080p video clips also saved to my SSD and there is less than a full second of lag from clicking to opening the program and playing the file.

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FX-8350 @ 4.7ghz  / Phenom X4 @ 4.3ghz
i570 #2 project In progress 

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Just wanted to post a quick update- I just benchmarked at the 4.3ghz overclock I finally settled on with the X4 965 and then compared it to the latest 20 benchmarks posted on Passmark. Below is the test posted right before mine- you can now say it's possible for your Dell 570 to walk all over an upgraded Intel i7 system. He is running a HD 6950 GPU and Intel SSD besides having Intel's flagship CPU. Dell wins. :emotion-11:

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First i570 Overclocker
Overclockers.com Benchmarking Team Member
FX-8350 @ 4.7ghz  / Phenom X4 @ 4.3ghz
i570 #2 project In progress 

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Common, you beat him up with DVD, not CPU. However, it is still impressive for Inspiron 570

Inspiron 570 remastered in Cooler Master HAF 912 case

6 intake and exhaust 120 mm FANS <> Phenom II x4 965 BE OC to 4.0GHz <> Cooler Master Hyper 612 <> MSI 660 2GB OC <> 180 GB Intel 520 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 64 MB Cache HDD for Games as extension of SSD, 500 GB WD Caviar Blue HDD as data and 160 GB WD as backup (through PCI SATA card) <> 8 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 <>Hitachi GH70N DVD <> Corsair GS 600 PSU <> Battlefield 3 60 FPS on ULTRA

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