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I ordered a Sandy Bridge processor!...thats the good news.

The bad news is I didn't do my research until I got hasty and ordered a Core i3...only to find out i can't overclock it...and can't return for refund either.

EDIT: So now I'm gonna short sell it on craigslist. and luckily I got a star trek game for free. So maybe i can sell that on craigslist too to recoup the loss of selling it short, and then buy a Core i5.
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Sucks, sorry dude. :\\
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Yeah you need an i5 2500k and a P67 board to overclock. At least a half decent one too if you want to get high clocks.

You CAN overclock the i3 with a P67 board. But you'll be limited by the stock multiplier, and around 105 BCLK. So you won't get too far with it.
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Yeah you need an i5 2500k and a P67 board to overclock. At least a half decent one too if you want to get high clocks.

You CAN overclock the i3 with a P67 board. But you'll be limited by the stock multiplier, and around 105 BCLK. So you won't get too far with it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130571

That's the board I got. I've had pretty good luck with MSi in the past, as has my friend. and I didn't need dual PCIE so i figured it would be a good budget board.

Guess I'll pick up a Core i5 2500K at frys. once I sell my i3, I still am a bit pissed Intel did this. the i3 could've been an overclocking beast.
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post #5 of 27
Hard lines! I'm sure we have all bought something in the past that we regretted, I know I have (Reserator...).

See this is why I liked living in the UK; you have a 7 day cooling off period on any distance buying during which you can send the product back for any reason for a full refund including the shipping to you.

Good luck on the sale, hopefully you don't make too much of a loss on it. With the game you might even make a small profit...

Edit: Actually, when did you order it? Is it possible to cancel the order? Usually if you contact the store before they have shipped it they are willing to cancel, it is best to call them rather than e-mail though.
Edited by GingerJohn - 5/10/11 at 7:51pm
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Hard lines! I'm sure we have all bought something in the past that we regretted, I know I have (Reserator...).

See this is why I liked living in the UK; you have a 7 day cooling off period on any distance buying during which you can send the product back for any reason for a full refund including the shipping to you.

Good luck on the sale, hopefully you don't make too much of a loss on it. With the game you might even make a small profit...

Edit: Actually, when did you order it? Is it possible to cancel the order? Usually if you contact the store before they have shipped it they are willing to cancel, it is best to call them rather than e-mail though.
I thought the same thing, but they shipped it yesterday...DARN YOU (and praise you) NEWEGG FOR BEING SO FAST.
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Wait, why can't you return it? I bet a quick chat or email with Newegg is all you need. They're VERY reasonable people. Actually, they're good about sticking to the 'make the customer happy' motto.
 
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I thought the same thing, but they shipped it yesterday...DARN YOU (and praise you) NEWEGG FOR BEING SO FAST.
Gah! It is like buses and trains; they are only ever on time when you are running late and want them to be delayed.
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Wait, why can't you return it? I bet a quick chat or email with Newegg is all you need. They're VERY reasonable people. Actually, they're good about sticking to the 'make the customer happy' motto.
This. If you are there to intercept the package you can refuse it and have it sent back as well.
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Or tell them you're willing to pay the diffrence for the i7 2500k... They still make the sale and thier customer is happy. They also up the sale, worth a try in a capitalist state... =P
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