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Is The 3930K Actually Unlocked?

post #1 of 24
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I forgot where this issue landed. Is the 3930K fully unlocked, multiplier and everything? Or is it just the deal where the BCLK can be set at 100, 133 or 166MHz with the multi locked?
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post #2 of 24
The 3930K? At $550~ it better damn well be unlocked. The 3820 is the one that will be multi locked.
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post #3 of 24
Intel has been using "K" to denote unlocked multipliers, so I assume it is unlocked. But I think the days of increasing the bclk/FSB are over for Intel CPUs.
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post #4 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
But I think the days of increasing the bclk/FSB are over for Intel CPUs.
It's unlocked.

But didn't Intel say that the BLCK will have multiple options, 133, 167, 267, etc?
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
Intel has been using "K" to denote unlocked multipliers, so I assume it is unlocked. But I think the days of increasing the bclk/FSB are over for Intel CPUs.
Exactly, balancing that was way too hard for most overclockers
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop View Post
It's unlocked.

But didn't Intel say that the BLCK will have multiple options, 133, 167, 267, etc?
I will research that. I did not know they were going back to bclk OC ability. Thanks for the info.
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post #7 of 24
I'd hope so for the price :S
post #8 of 24
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...iscussion.html

Yes the 3930k is completely unlocked. The quad core variant 3820 of SB-E is the one that is "partially unlocked" as intel calls it. It's also only has a dual channel IMC vs the Quad with the six-core models.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Xenthos View Post
Exactly, balancing that was way too hard for most overclockers
I have to say, the phenom being my first unlocked processor, it is more convenient than traditional methods. Worth the price? Well thats up to the user but for the most part i'd have to say no.
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post #9 of 24
Buy one and find out, and if it's not then send it my way
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Are these processors even out yet?
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