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So I realise that they dont OC like the K editions, but can they OC at all? Say to 3.8/4Ghz?
    
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No, non-k chips are not meant for overclocking at all. You would be lucky to get 3.4-3.5ghz.

If you plan on overclocking, get a K chip.
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Non K chips top out around 3.9Ghz by design.
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Non K chips top out around 3.9Ghz by design.
Could you expand upon "by design"? Would I just raise BCLK to get it upto 3.9?
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Could you expand upon "by design"? Would I just raise BCLK to get it upto 3.9?
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The Non K versions were designed not to overclock, the highest I've seen a Non K chip is 3.9Ghz on all four cores or 4.1Ghz on one core.
As for clocking it, I wouldn't know I'm an AMD guy.

Edit: +4 on multi, and +3 on blck will net you 3.8Ghz,
Edited by Flux - 1/16/11 at 10:48am
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They have a limited over clocking system were you over clock via Turbo. You can get up to 3.8Ghz on all four cores.

Thats all one needs to be honest.
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The Non K versions were designed not to overclock, the highest I've seen a Non K chip is 3.9Ghz on all four cores or 4.1Ghz on one core.
As for clocking it, I wouldn't know I'm an AMD guy.

Edit: +4 on multi, and +3 on blck will net you 3.8Ghz,
Where did you see this? Have a link for me?
    
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Non K processors have 4 additional multipliers,above the highest turbo multiplier set by default.Highest default turbo multiplier for a non k 2500 is x37+x4,max frequency by multiplier 4.1GHz. Can go a bit higher via BCLK,but every chip will be different in that regard.


Edit: also to add right now they are turbo multiplier,which means all cores may not operate at that frequency,at least not until board makers figure out,how to get past that .
Edited by ~CS~ - 1/16/11 at 11:03am
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Thanks for all the positive posts, made my decision!
    
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