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Whats the diffrence if a cpu is locked or unlocked, to me it looks them same only wiht a $30 higher price tag
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I'm assuming you're talking about Sandy Bridge?
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Locked mean the multiplier can not be raised above default. Unlocked means it can be to increase overclocking potential. With the new chips its the real only way to OC since the BCLK can not be OCed at all hardly. With AMD or older Intels you could increase the FSB but with new sandy chips its pretty much stuck at default and unlocked multi is way to get higher speed on clocks.
    
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Locked = harder to overclock
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You should probably get the locked version and save that $30 bux!
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You should probably get the locked version and save that $30 bux!
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You should probably get the locked version and save that $30 bux!
If you really want to get high OC then I think the bit extra $$$ is well worth it.
    
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