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i5 -2500 vs i5 - 2500k

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Hello guys,

Can someone explain to me the difference between these two chips. the k costs 15 dollars more why is this?
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The 2500K is unlocked for overclocking, the 2500 is locked at it's stock speed.
    
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Originally Posted by dantoddd;11981556 
Hello guys,

Can someone explain to me the difference between these two chips. the k costs 15 dollars more why is this?

The i5 2500 has limited overclock ability which means you can only increase the turbo multiplier by 4x on P67 chipsets (total of 37x). With the i5 2500K you can increase the turbo multiplier to 57x. For overclockers it's much better to just get the K version.
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2500K has an unlocked multiplier so you can over clock a lot.

2500 has a locked multipliers and you cant really over clock apart from turbo mode to gain a few Mhz.
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Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01;11981593 
The i5 2500 has limited overclock ability which means you can only increase the turbo multiplier by 4x on P67 chipsets (total of 37x). With the i5 2500K you can increase the turbo multiplier to 57x. For overclockers it's much better to just get the K version.



This^^ and the 2500K have a biffier Graphics then the 2500
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2500k can oc to 5ghz acording to reviews and what i have heard

the 2500 can oc but verry verry little

if you are a guy like me dont like ocing get a 2500/2400 only a few fps diff between the 2400 and the 2500

if you like pussing things to the max go with the 2500k/2600k
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT;11981566 
the 2500 is locked at it's stock speed.

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Originally Posted by DeadMau5;11981594 
2500 has a locked multipliers and you cant really over clock apart from turbo mode to gain a few Mhz.
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Originally Posted by blackdemon;11981618 
the 2500 can oc but verry verry little



Njaa, not true, check this out

attachment.php?attachmentid=189639&stc=1&d=1294830732

2500 have a "limited" unlocked multiplier so it can OC with four multiplier (CPU bins) above default + turbo, for 2500 that will be for four cores active 3,8GHz and up to 4,1 with only one core active.
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one more thing guys. do i have to get a seperate cooling unit for these or is there a stock cooling unit that comes with the CPU
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one more thing guys. do i have to get a seperate cooling unit for these or is there a stock cooling unit that comes with the CPU

You don´t need to get a third party cooler, you should get a cooler that look something like this, it´s good for a light OC but it´s advised to change for a third party cooler if you intend to do soe high OC.

attachment.php?attachmentid=189650&stc=1&d=1294839038
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post #10 of 12
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thanks ghost. i don't intend to overclock. i just want something to play games. as you can see my computer is aging. do you think i should wait for ivy bridge or is sandy bridge good enough for practical purposes
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