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Why does my i5-2300 have an unlocked multi?

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I bought an i5-2300 a while back and of course I bought it knowing that it wouldn't be able to OC for peanuts. However, just yesterday I opened up my OS UEFI and for some reason my FSB is locked but my multi is locked and I just went on like everything was normal. But then all of a sudden I realized "WHAT?! Mine isn't a K model why does it have an unlocked multi?!" I will give you some proof later, especially after I get some cash to buy an after-market cooler. Am I missing something or am I one lucky SOB?
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Has it actually saved the changes or can you just change the value in the bios?
post #3 of 14
Try upping the multi a bit. The stock cooler won't have any problems handling a 200MHz over-clock and you'll be able to take a screenshot in CPU-Z. That is, if it actually ends up working.

Also, that CPU has Turbo Boost. That could be why it lets you raise the multiplier (though by a limited amount).
    
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yesterday I had it at 3.3Ghz until I realized it was @60C
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CPU-Z Screenshots please!

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This thread is useless without CPU-Z...
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yesterday I had it at 3.3Ghz until I realized it was @60C
That should be fine
    
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Yeah, please post a CPU-Z screenshot.


And for the record, 60C is nothing. You can let it get to 70C
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yesterday I had it at 3.3Ghz until I realized it was @60C
At full load? That's a cool temp. for Sandy Bridge.

We need some CPU-Z screenshots of it at full load after you have raised the multi a bit.
    
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Man i wouldnt overclock that thing! Its a collectors item!!! Like a 3 legged buffalo nickle
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