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All the non K sandy bridge parts cant be overclocked more that 5% so are they basicly 100% wastes of cash?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0k,2833-9.html

If you don’t buy a K-series chip and instead grab a Core i7-2600, Core i5-2500, -2400, or -2300 (along with a P67-based motherboard), you’ll still have access to “limited unlocking.” This basically means you can set clock rates up to four speed bins above the highest Turbo Boost frequency setting available at any given level of processor activity
Edited by Celcoid - 1/4/11 at 7:48pm
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i nominate this for thread of the year.
    
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i suspect the only things you will find the non-k chips in will be the prebuilt systems... i.e. dell, hp, gateway... they always use the cheapest parts they can get their hands on.
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lol 5%
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They'll sell because people are always looking for cheaper products. Also, most people do not know about overclocking.
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lol 5%
Im actualy 100% legit here
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Quote:
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All the non K sandy bridge parts cant be overclocked more that 5% so are they basicly 100% wastes of cash?
It's not a waste. Keep in mind that the non K parts aren't made for Enthusiasts but for System builders (i.e. HP, Dell, etc.) to have a high level part that they can charge out the ass to put in a system.
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Im actualy 100% legit here
More like 100% troll.
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I must agree with the OP.
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Wiki - Overclocking of Socket-1155 compatible processors through modifying the default 100 MHz base clock speed is very limited, probably to about only 2–3% at most, due to the factory integrating a single clock generator to control the speed of all electrical buses. Hence, the base clock (BCLK) of the clock generator has to be kept close to the default 100 MHz base clock to prevent other hardware components from failing to work.[8] However, Intel will allow overclocking through modifying the unlocked clock multiplier of up to 57 times the speed of base clock, which will be available in K-edition processors. /wiki
    
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