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I wanted to ask a simple question about the E2140 on overclocking it. Is it a good CPU to overclock?
    
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Yes, very good depending on your chip. I had my old one at around 3.4GHz if I recall correctly.

but it depends on how good your specific chip is, how well your motherboard can overclock, and also your ram to a certain extent.
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Hmm. I see, thank you for your reply.
    
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They are one of the few chips who can do 100% overclocks (in the case of E2140 stock @ 1.6ghz; OC @ 3.2ghz, for example) and gain massive amounts of performance.
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Awesome! Thanks for your reply!
    
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If you are trying to overclock on a stock intel board the settings are locked.
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Yeah, I know. That's why I'm asking to see if my CPU is a good CPU to overclock. I'm looking for a new motherboard, but I don't know what to pick. :/
    
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Like PanicProne said it's one of the few CPUs that has been known to overclock 100%. So yes, to say the least they are good overclockers. Though every chip is different so what your chip will overclock to will vary. I have a E2140 that overclocked to 3.2GHz on stock voltage.

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Yeah, I know. That's why I'm asking to see if my CPU is a good CPU to overclock. I'm looking for a new motherboard, but I don't know what to pick. :/
The b-stock EVGA 750i SLI motherboard is only $29.99 shipped. I'd say that should do the trick. A lot of P45 motherboards overclock good too like Asus and Gigabyte, but those would probably cost more.
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