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Hi guys
I got my hands on a i5 2500 non k and was wondering if it's possible to overclock these at all?

Also can anyone recommend a good board for about 170 dollars
Cheers
post #2 of 11
Well the non k version has the locked multipliers so ideally no, but It is not impossible. You could change the Bclk, but the gain wouldn't be much. As for a motherboard for $170 I'd recommend an P8Z68-V LEthumb.gif
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post #4 of 11
You can, but not very much, it would be better to just sell it, and buy the 2500k, or 2550k and do some real overclocking.
post #5 of 11
nope. sell it and get a non-k version. you can still sell that cpu for a decent price with non overclockers
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post

nope. sell it and get a non-k version. you can still sell that cpu for a decent price with non overclockers

i think you meant the k version, not the non-k.
   
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post #7 of 11
'I think' the non-K could go up to 41x on its multiplier on ALL cores, not the normal turbo boost. Set your multiplier to what 'I think' goes to 41x on the non-K, and try it without increasing the voltage.

But I'd strongly suggest exchanging it for a K version to where you bought it, the K will cure your itch when 4.1Ghz isn't enough anymore. thumb.gif
post #8 of 11
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I can't sell it, have it on loan, might get the k later but I still want to know what I can expect to get out of it and what's a good board. Also any guides would be great

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post #9 of 11
Before i sold my wifes i7-2600 non k i manged to hit 4GHz with it. The multi actually goes up to x42 but its unlikly you would hit that. As to a mobo mine in my sig is proving to be a decent board smile.gif
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post #10 of 11
Ah, well, in that case, the Asus, Gigabyte, and ASRock p67/z68 mobo's are pretty highly rated/recommended around OCN. I have an ASRock Extreme4 p67 board, and it's been working great. The ASRock Extreme4 gen3 boards look great, black on black really looks clean, and they are only around $150 for the p67 version.

You may be able to find one used in the OCN market place. I tried selling my p67 board, but nobody wanted it (it's not the gen3, which doesn't even matter because SB is only pci-e 2.0), even at $115 shipped, so I just kept it, and added a 2550k.
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