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Can you raise the base clock without raising the BCLK??
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So, why can't I increase the Base Frequency from 100Mhz to 150Mhz?
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Can you raise the base clock without raising the BCLK??
BCLK = Base Clock.
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Oh right.... Silly mistake!!


How about the Front Side Bus??
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post #34 of 47
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Oh right.... Silly mistake!!
How about the Front Side Bus??

There is no more front side bus. In fact, the front side bus is removed since the X58 generation. On Sandy Bridge, the only way to overclock is to raise the multiplier. Without a K series chip, you won't be able to overclock it past 400MHz from the stock speed. Long story short, if you wanna overclock Sandy Bridge, there are only two models to choose from, namely the i5-2500K and the i7-2600K.
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Fair enough!!

Thanks wongwarren - really helpful!!
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post #36 of 47
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Fair enough!!
Thanks wongwarren - really helpful!!

One thing of note.

If you wanna save some cash by going with a non-OCable SB, then do yourself a favour save some more cash by going with a H67 MB rather than a P67 MB. On a P67 MB, you get the multiplier adjustment, which is only applicable for K-series CPU's, but you lose the IGP on SB. On a H67 MB, you lose the multiplier adjustment which doesn't really matter since you're getting a non-OCable SB, but you get to use the IGP on SB.
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post #37 of 47
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Actually, that's quite a good point!

The only problem is - I wouldn't be saving ANY cash!!


The Gigabyte P67-DS3-B3 is £75 ($110) on Amazon.

H67 boards start at £80 ($125).....



So, I might as well go for the better board and save some money. And In the future, get a 2500K!!!


P.S. What's a SB??
Edited by jackblack644 - 1/7/12 at 8:31am
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post #38 of 47
Yeah.. so apparently my post got deleted.

Basically.. If you overclock your SB(Sandy Bridge is the code name of the chip) with the BCLK you also raise everything else with it. One of which is the SATA speed. You raise the BCLK to 105 and then you are going to be trying to run a SATA drive at 105MHz when it's only designed to run at 100MHz. Simply put, you run the risk of damaging components by raising this too high. 102 or so might be safe, but I wouldn't suggest it.
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Yeah, thanks - I understand now!!
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post #40 of 47
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Actually, that's quite a good point!
The only problem is - I wouldn't be saving ANY cash!!
The Gigabyte P67-DS3-B3 is £75 ($110) on Amazon.
H67 boards start at £80 ($125).....
So, I might as well go for the better board and save some money. And In the future, get a 2500K!!!
P.S. What's a SB??

SB = Sandy Bridge.
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