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Sandy Bridge Non-K CAN Overclock

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I won't post this up as news, as this is just a review from LegitReviews, but to their findings, the non-k CPU's can Overclock.

If you knew about this, then great.
If not, then this may help to the numerous of users on here that don't know that can be OC'd.

I will just quote the most crucial part:
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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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Edited by 8-Ball - 1/13/11 at 10:17am
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Core i5 & i7 non-K series - These CPUs are “partially unlocked”, the multiplier can be adjusted up to +4 the factory setting.
Combining +4 on multi, and +3 on blck, i5 2500 can get up too 3.8GHz. Atleast, that's the only way I see it possible biggrin.gif
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That's a great review, but why couldn't they include a 1366 chip in the comparison?
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