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How are you able to change the multiplier with a 3820? I thought they had locked multipliers.
Try running benchmarks and see if you are getting performance or it is just telling you that the clock is that high.

The multiplier is locked at 43, the default is 100x36 (3.6GHZ), I am running it at 100x43 (4.3GHZ).
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post #102 of 1592
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The multiplier is locked at 43, the default is 100x36 (3.6GHZ), I am running it at 100x43 (4.3GHZ).

I guess I just don't understand that CPU, how is it locked at anything other than default?
 
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post #103 of 1592
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I guess I just don't understand that CPU, how is it locked at anything other than default?

You can google it and get a lot of info, it is partially locked and caps at 43.
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post #104 of 1592
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I left everything in auto and changed the multiplier the the max 43 setting, the voltage at full load is 1.264. I'll be looking forward to learning a little more about overclocking and hearing what others are doing.

That's a nice voltage for 4.3, personally I plan on running it at 4.3 for a bit before pushing higher. It must run really cool at 1.264 volts. Obviously I would try and tweak it a bit instead of keeping it on auto but this cpu really looks good.

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Originally Posted by rctrucker View Post

How are you able to change the multiplier with a 3820? I thought they had locked multipliers.
Try running benchmarks and see if you are getting performance or it is just telling you that the clock is that high.

The multiplier is not completely locked, it limited to 43 max. Other CPU's like the SB and IB "k" cpu's have fully unlockable multipliers, but the BCLK's are not as flexible.
Edited by james_ant - 3/22/12 at 2:37pm
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post #105 of 1592
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The multiplier is not completely locked, it limited to 43 max. Other CPU's like the SB and IB "k" cpu's have fully unlockable multipliers, but the BCLK's are not as flexible.

How would the BCLK be less flexable? You can set it to whatever you want.
 
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post #106 of 1592
Just picked up a Fatal1ty Pro from the market. My 3820 should be arriving next week as well as my mb.
post #107 of 1592
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Just picked up a Fatal1ty Pro from the market. My 3820 should be arriving next week as well as my mb.

Did you buy the one off of Kow_killer?

I was hoping it wouldn't sell so he would be up for a trade for my extreme9.
 
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post #108 of 1592
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How would the BCLK be less flexable? You can set it to whatever you want.

In the 3820 and SB-E "k" model CPU's you can but not in Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPU's. As far as I know the baseclock is locked around 100 and I don't think they have the ability to set straps and such.
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post #109 of 1592
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Did you buy the one off of Kow_killer?
I was hoping it wouldn't sell so he would be up for a trade for my extreme9.

Yup biggrin.gif I'm going with quad sli so this was a great board for quad and at a great price.
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In the 3820 and SB-E "k" model CPU's you can but not in Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPU's. As far as I know the baseclock is locked around 100 and I don't think they have the ability to set straps and such.

Yup, SB and IB (i think) have a limited or locked base clock. The K series has an unlocked multiplier. Some mb allowed for minor adjustment like 1-5mhz, others were locked at 100mhz. I had fun overclocking my 2600k but tbh, it really depends on the mb to reach high clocks. Example: I couldn't break 5.0 with four Asus boards but I was to do so with an EVGA.

I'm hoping my asrock will oc nicely smile.gif
Edited by wermad - 3/22/12 at 4:21pm
post #110 of 1592
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In the 3820 and SB-E "k" model CPU's you can but not in Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPU's. As far as I know the baseclock is locked around 100 and I don't think they have the ability to set straps and such.

Right, this is a chipset/socket difference, not a CPU difference.

I mean, this thread is all about the X79 you know.
 
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