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post #1 of 12
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Hi,

So I'm looking around to buy an i7 2600k (got mobo already shipping)
Now I was looking on amazon.co.uk (perhaps not the best but just comparing prices) and saw that they sold an i7 2600k Unlocked Core... (

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Are they just jedi mindtricking me and is it exactly the same or is there really a difference?

Are there even 2600k cpus out there that are better then others

Thanks for any help you can give me
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post #2 of 12
As long as its got the K its unlocked, amazon have just named it that to try and bag sales.

Quote:
Are there even 2600k cpus out there that are better then others
They are all the same.

(some will overclock better than others, thats just life.)
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post #3 of 12
unlocked just means that the frequency multiplier is unlocked, allowing for higher frequency settings just by adjusting the multiplier
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post #4 of 12
The 2600K is the version that has an unlocked multiplier. You can change it in the bios if you wish to overclock your processor. This is all they mean by "unlocked"
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post #5 of 12
The K means its unlocked. They are just reminding you.
post #6 of 12
The K means unlocked multiplier. All 2600k CPU's are equal, some will clock better than others but that is a luck of the draw.
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post #7 of 12
All 2600k's have the multipliers unlocked.
post #8 of 12
The 2600k is the unlocked cpu the 2600 is not.

Doh!!! 6 answers in before me, where is the delete post button
Edited by jjr007 - 10/17/11 at 2:37pm
    
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WoW... talk about fast response ♥

I'm kinda new to overclocking so this might sound epic-jean-luc-picard-double-facepalm stupid but are there seriously CPUs out there that don't allow you to up the multiplier???
Must be fun to overclock
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post #10 of 12
K is the unlocked version. They're just emphasizing it I guess.
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