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could you imagine if OEMs included the K series? i could see news headline:

consumer accidently sets 55GHz, and house on fire

(ignore the fact that there is a 55x multi limit)
Edited by AMD HATER - 1/4/11 at 8:28pm
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post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by AMD HATER View Post
could you imagine if OEMs included the K series? i could see news headline:

consumer accidently sets 55GHz, and house on fire

(ignore the fact that there is a 55x multi limit)
Wouldn't happen because OEM's would never give multiplier, frequency or any other kind of control in their customized BIOS. Those options would be locked and defaulted based on the CPU.ID of the chip inserted into the socket. That's why you can't OC OEM machines now.
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Wouldn't happen because OEM's would never give multiplier, frequency or any other kind of control in their customized BIOS. Those options would be locked and defaulted based on the CPU.ID of the chip inserted into the socket. That's why you can't OC OEM machines now.
you can change the multi real easy in windows

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how many people overclock their low end hardware?
go check out this subforum - http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/
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you can change the multi real easy in windows



go check out this subforum - http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/
how????????
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how????????
i use CrystalCPUID when benching. It's good for testing out OC settings before making them permanent in BIOS. That way every time you fail prime95 you just adjust the freq/voltage instead of rebooting for one little change
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you can change the multi real easy in windows



go check out this subforum - http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/
Anything over 100 dollars is not low end. Low end for MOST people is something like an Intel Atom or a Pentium. Follow your own advice and look at the forum, most people are overclocking Phenom x6s or x4s, you don't see people looking to overclock their Athlon x2s
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how many people overclock their low end hardware? For the matter how many people buy high end hardware bother to overclock their hardware?
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post #38 of 53
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Lame, charging for overclocking capabilities! Makes me sad. Hopefully AMD dosen't see the profitability of this and follow this model.
The difference between the i5 2500 and i5 2500K is only $11... so anyone that buys the normal 2500 is an idiot. It is hardly a big enough price difference to justify an argument.

Now if it were like $75-100 more... but hey at least its not like its $1000 anymore like the old "Extreme Edition" CPU's.
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The difference between the i5 2500 and i5 2500K is only $11... so anyone that buys the normal 2500 is an idiot. It is hardly a big enough price difference to justify an argument.

Now if it were like $75-100 more... but hey at least its not like its $1000 anymore like the old "Extreme Edition" CPU's.
The non K parts will probably go into the Dells and HPs of the world.
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Intel Core i5 2400 3.6GHz Overclock

What's this? The good news is that the rumors of Intel killing overclocking for non-K Sandy Bridge processors were slightly exaggerated! If you've got a CPU with Turbo Boost functionality it can be overclocked!! The bad news is that it's pretty limited. Our Core i5 2400 is rated at 3.1GHz with a typical Turbo speed of 3.2GHz with four active cores, with an absolute maximum of 3.4GHz under a single core load. By changing the Turbo multipliers to the maximum allowed either in the BIOS or the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and raising the power consumption limits to 135W we were able to get the Core i5 2400 to run at a solid and steady 3.6GHz with a full 4 core load. 2 and 3 core loads are allowed to run at 3.7GHz and under single core loads Turbo was allowed up to 3.8GHz. These are noticeable increases in speed and only added about 15w of additional power use. It was on default voltage as well.
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