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post #1 of 24
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Yeah thats right, the i3 2120 3.30 ghz
It was on sale at FRYS Elec. for $114 from $149 sale ends this thursday and I was glad to ask the assoc. why the low price.

It comes with a small heatsink (no therm. paste), book, processor.

I should be able to squeeze an extra 100mhz out of this thing right?
If not, thats cool.
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post #2 of 24
An extra 100 MHz? Probably around 1 GHz in actuality.
    
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post #3 of 24
go into bios, turn the cpu multiplier as high as it will go.
restart, enjoy higher performance
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post #4 of 24
Actually MR KROGOTH's statement would perhaps apply if this had turbo boost like the i5 models, but it doesn't... so no overclocking for you. Remember, without a K chip, you're pretty much boned for overclocking on LGA1155.
post #5 of 24
Stock you can probably get an easy 1ghz extra but anything past that you'd want a better cooler.
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post #6 of 24
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right on.
my beast of a heat sink should cool this bad boy no problem.
Tomorrow I'll be investing in a descent mobo, then I'm all set.
Actually I'm waiting for Ivy bridge to get a crazy quad core cpu, but this thing should take care me until then.
I'm excited ! ! !
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post #7 of 24
i3 doesn't have turbo boost, so no, you are pretty much stuck at 100x33 = 3.3GHz
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post #8 of 24
Only k series chips have good overclocking abilities.I am surprised people didn't know this.

1ghz.overclock...lol you mean .1
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Wait, you can't OC non-K chips using the FSB? I thought the only disadvantage was that it didn't have an unlocked multiplier (sort of like Black Edition Phenom IIs vs non-Black Edition ones).
 
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post #10 of 24
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I heard some dude talking about getting his 2120 to go as far as 3.455ghz but thats it.
i think i saw it here or somewhere last night. I knew I should of favorited it.
But hey, stock speeds, Im still happy. It was on sale, they had the i3 2100 for $125, so why not?
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