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Are the 2500k and 2600k the only overclockable CPU's for 1155 socket?

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Yes because they're the unlocked ones, the locked ones can be overclocked a 'little' by increasing the bus speed, however overclocking with BCLK usually causes instability therefore the unlocked are far more desirable. Just a note SB overclocking is done by the multi
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yes, until ivy bridge gets released.
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post #4 of 8
The K at the end determins is they are unlocked = overclockable. Others can be overclocked but not what you would call a overclock.

the i5 2500K clocks very well you know.
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Thanks, I really want to do what I did with my current AMD build. I got a nice mobo, threw in a cheap CPU (a 140 sempy) and saved up for my 1055T. I have a friend that wants to buy my case, mobo and CPU and CPU cooler, so I'll need something to replace it. I wanted to throw in a cheap CPU to hold me over until Ivy, and just overclock it to get myself familiar with Intel systems.

I already have a new case and cooler, just need the mobo and CPU.
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Actually, you can overclock any 1155 CPU, locked or unlocked, 4 multiplier steps up (400MHz assuming a BCLK of 100). If you have a Turbo-enabled CPU you can overclock further using the extra multiplier bins it provides.
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The 2500k and 2600k were made to be overclocked. Getting mine to 4.8 was easily the easiest overclock I've ever done.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by stilllogicz View Post
The 2500k and 2600k were made to be overclocked. Getting mine to 4.8 was easily the easiest overclock I've ever done.
Dont forget the 2700k, its supposed to be an even better overclocker!
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