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hello guys, so i just got the non k edition of the 2500, please school me on this cpu, from what i have heard you can't over clock these?
I'm just trying to figure out what kind of mono to buy for it, if i can't over clock then I'm not going to go all out on the board, get someone mediocre right??

please explain to me why would they release a chip that you can't freaking over clock. that makes me mad lol
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I've heard that the max turbo multiplier for it is 38x. There's also slight BCLK tweaking you can do as well. I've seen 4GHz and sometimes a little more stable out of a few people's chips.

I wouldn't go overboard on a motherboard (no pun intended), but get SOMETHING that at least has the capabilities (P67, Z68, or Z77). And obviously one that has the features you're after.
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Originally Posted by RushMore1205 View Post

please explain to me why would they release a chip that you can't freaking over clock. that makes me mad lol

Because:

1. Most people don't OC.

2. The way the LGA-1155 platform works (integrated clock gens and no extra PLLs allowing for different clock domains for several key components) requires an unlocked multiplier for any appreciable OCing.

3. It would cannibalize sales if anything but the highest end parts of each line all had fully unlocked multipliers.
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