The first test was to see just how far the Core™ i3 530 could be pushed with the stock cooler. Normally the stock coolers are known to give high temperatures and severely limit the overclock on a CPU. With the Core i3 drawing low power the stock cooler allowed for an 850 MHz+ overclock to the core.
The CPU was able to be overclocked to a frequency of 3795 MHz with a slight voltage increase. Anything higher on the frequency or voltage and the system would not pass extended stability testing. Since the on IGP relies on the B-Clock/FSB of the CPU the IGP was overclocked to a frequency of 948 MHz as well. After several days of running 100% load the CPU core temperature maximums were noted both while overclocked and at default settings. While the CPU frequency was able to be overclocked 29% it did also add an extra 9°-10°C per each core.