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Why does Intel lock the 2120? And if the 2120 was unlockable how fast would it be?

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I really like the idea of the 2120 but was wondering why Intel locked this particular chip. Looks like it had the potential to OC to 4.0ghz without a problem.

Also I wonder if the 2120 would of surpassed 2500k or 2600k stock performance with an OC? Perhaps this is the reason why Intel locked the chip?

Oh yah, intel 2120 versus x4 840 overclocked to 3.8ghz..who wins?

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I really don't like how Intel locks their chips, especially from an enthusiast perspective. It's always been fun getting the cheaper chips and being able to oc them.
    
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They locked it to stop the very small minority (OCN and the like) from seeking a good deal and OC'ing it. Thus making 2500/2600k's a bit redundant.

At 3.8ghz and being a early Phenom 2 I'd say it would be close clock for clock.
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