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Okay just built a new rig today. I know that any CPU without the K designation doesn't have alot of room for OC. But what are the limitations? i have an i5-2320, Asrock z68 Pro3 Gen3, it has the UEFI bios but am wondering if its really worth trying to OC this chip. temps wouldn't be a problem. just trying to see what the wiggle room is and how to go about it.

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If I recall correctly, they can only be overclocked +4 from their stock multiplier. Since Sandy Bridge has a 100mhz base clock, that means that you can increase the stock clock by 400mhz on a non K edition chip.
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coachmark2 is correct and in addition you can also overclock the fsb frequency but its not recommended since it could cause major data corruption and stability issue with only slight increase
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Adjusting the base clock pretty much overclocks everything else in your system that uses FSB.
CPU, RAM, NB frequencies, etc.. that means it's harder to diagnose instability because there can be multiple voltage problems which each individual component

I highly doubt it can cause data corruption.
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Originally Posted by Buska103 View Post

Adjusting the base clock pretty much overclocks everything else in your system that uses FSB.
CPU, RAM, NB frequencies, etc.. that means it's harder to diagnose instability because there can be multiple voltage problems which each individual component
I highly doubt it can cause data corruption.
i kinda doubt it at first but after i can't boot windows set bios to defult ,but still can't boot windows what i did is i re install windows and every thing worked fine so i conclude it was data corruption in the hard drive , well I'm no expert though....
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I run my 2120 at 102.8 on FSB
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try the auto overclock mode first see what it come's up with .
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

If I recall correctly, they can only be overclocked +4 from their stock multiplier. Since Sandy Bridge has a 100mhz base clock, that means that you can increase the stock clock by 400mhz on a non K edition chip.

I'm pretty sure it's the Turbo mode that can be overclocked +4 not the stock multi.
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i kinda doubt it at first but after i can't boot windows set bios to defult ,but still can't boot windows what i did is i re install windows and every thing worked fine so i conclude it was data corruption in the hard drive , well I'm no expert though....

Wonder if this is true? My understanding is that the BCLK also controls the Sata so could be.
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