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OCing SB - how BIOS looks like

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Just curious: how overclocking Sandy Bridge is done. What's available in the BIOS etc. Post images if you have some.

Biostar TP67XE (i7 2600K)



So basicly overclocking is done purely by raising the multiplier (CPU ratio)?

I wonder how much you can raise the FSB/blck equivalent 'CPU base clock' before the system goes instable? It shouldn't be locked however.

You can also see the power limit settings, speedstep and a bit of the DRAM multiplier / timings.

Post your experiences with OC'ing SB. BIOS shots especially welcome.
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This is Intel screwing with us at it's finest. SB will not support FSB type overclocking like it is possible with the current i-series. Only the K versions of Sany Bridge with unlocked multipliers will get any decent overclocking results.
Basically splitting standard consumers from us enthusiansts by forcing us to pay more for the "premium" k version.
    
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This is Intel screwing with us at it's finest. SB will not support FSB type overclocking like it is possible with the current i-series. Only the K versions of Sany Bridge with unlocked multipliers will get any decent overclocking results.
Basically splitting standard consumers from us enthusiansts by forcing us to pay more for the "premium" k version.
FSB over clocking was dead when Bloomfield launch so I don't see how that is a demerit to Sandy Bridge.

Enthusiast always payed more for their hardware or the ability to over clock so this is no different.

If you need something cheap and powerful then Intel will be releasing more processors in different segments.
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You can change the power limit...

Wait - it has a power limiter?


More research into boards is required for me, must wait a few weeks after release so I don't get hella boned.
    
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