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Do company's lock there cpu's?

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I ordered a new motherboard, (ASUS M2A-VM) So that I could overclock my processor becuase this was an HP computer.

My question is, do the companys lock the processor so that they cant be overclocked? Or is it just the bios?
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Seagate Barracuda 320GB LITE-ON DVD drive Vista Ultimate 64bit Acer 20" 1600x900 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 545 3.75GHz BIOSTAR TA790GXE XFX 4870 1GB 840/1000 OCZ Platinum 4GB (830mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB LITE-ON DVD drive Vista Ultimate 64bit Acer 20" 1600x900 
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post #2 of 5
The BIOS is configured in such a way as to prevent overclocking.
    
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Phenom II X3 720 BE Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers PC3 10600 
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Almost 8TB of storage AMD Stock Cooler Windows Home Server CoolerMaster SilentPro M 700W 
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Phenom II X3 720 BE Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers PC3 10600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Almost 8TB of storage AMD Stock Cooler Windows Home Server CoolerMaster SilentPro M 700W 
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post #3 of 5
bios only as far as i know,never heard of chip locking
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Intel Core i7 2600K MAXIMUS V FORMULA EVGA 780 Classified 2x4gbB Mushkin Radioactive 
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Intel Core i7 2600K MAXIMUS V FORMULA EVGA 780 Classified 2x4gbB Mushkin Radioactive 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Hyper X SSD Samsung HD204UI Samsung HD753LJ Samsung HD753LJ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 evo Heatkiller block-p.a. 120.3 rad Win 7 x64 Asus VE278 
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok great.
Thanks guys
Just purchased
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 545 3.75GHz BIOSTAR TA790GXE XFX 4870 1GB 840/1000 OCZ Platinum 4GB (830mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB LITE-ON DVD drive Vista Ultimate 64bit Acer 20" 1600x900 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RG630-2 630W Rosewill R218 Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 
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Reply
Just purchased
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 545 3.75GHz BIOSTAR TA790GXE XFX 4870 1GB 840/1000 OCZ Platinum 4GB (830mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB LITE-ON DVD drive Vista Ultimate 64bit Acer 20" 1600x900 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RG630-2 630W Rosewill R218 Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 
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post #5 of 5
Its just the BIOS, they dont do anything to the CPU.

Now you'll be able to OC just fine.
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